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Why Marijuana Compounds Could Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Meds

Why Marijuana Compounds Could Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Meds

Why Marijuana Compounds Could Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Meds

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.

Texas Misses Out on Millions Due to Delays in Implementing Medical Marijuana Act

Texas Misses Out on Millions Due to Delayed Start of Medical Marijuana Act

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.

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Indiana Marine Veteran Pushes For Medical Marijuana Legalization

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.

Study: MMJ Laws Reduce Prescription Pill Rates in Medicare Part D Patients

Study: MMJ Laws Reduce Prescription Pill Rates in Medicare Part D Patients

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.

Massachusetts Doctors Reluctant to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts Doctors Reluctant to Recommend Medical Marijuana

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.

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Talking to Your Doctor About Cannabis

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.


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