Research into the potential medical uses of marijuana compounds continues apace. Among the most recent, a study delved into why marijuana is an effective stress reducer.
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Delays in implementing Texas’s medical marijuana law could be keeping the state from millions in tax revenues, according to Forbes. The Texas Compassionate Use Act became law on June 1, 2015, but it required doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana. Two problems stem from that requirement.
The number of Canadians legally signed up to buy medical marijuana has more than tripled in the last year.
A U.S. Marine veteran in Indiana has registered a nonprofit organization that will push for medical marijuana legalization in his state, according to an Aug. 22, 2016, article at Fox59.com. Jeff Staker started Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis to convince Indiana lawmakers to make medical marijuana legal. “There needs to be an alternative,” he said.
On July 6, 2016, Health Affairs journal reported in “Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D” that prescription pain pill rates “significantly fell” from 2010-2013 among Medicare patients in states with legal medical marijuana programs.
In Massachusetts, very few doctors are making medical marijuana recommendations for patients. According to Boston Globe, 13 doctors have issued medical marijuana recommendations for approximately three quarters of the 31,818 patients in the state.
The government has approved a plan that will remove many of the restrictions on growing medical marijuana and make it more readily available to over 23,000 patients in Israel.
The marijuana movement has witnessed some incredible advances in a relatively short period of time.
For years, legislators and law enforcement have been stumped on how to curb abuse; however, according to a new study, the solution may be as simple as legalizing medical marijuana.
Today there are 23 states that allow the medical use of cannabis. Colorado and Washington also allow recreational use. It is imperative for physicians and the healthcare industry to expand their knowledge of a plant some of their patients are ingesting on a regular basis.