Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.
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Here’s Why McCarran International Airport Now Has Marijuana Amnesty Boxes
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport is encouraging people not to gamble their luck when it comes to flying illegally with marijuana.
Ohio Doctors Deciding Whether to Seek Medical Marijuana Certification
Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
Survey Shows Majority of Nebraskans Would Favor Medical Marijuana Prescribing
A February 2017 sampling of likely Nebraska voters showed 77 percent of those surveyed would vote in favor of allowing doctors in the state to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses or conditions.
Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil for Medical Patients Gains Traction in Virginia
A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Cannabis Oil Bill Introduced in Idaho House Committee
On Jan. 25, 2018, during the House Health and Welfare Committee, Rep. Dorothy Moon proposed draft legislation, RS25862, that would permit residents to use medically prescribed cannabis oil.
The Doctors: Are Seniors Substituting Marijuana for Opioids?
Seniors are consuming more marijuana to help manage their pain. Could medical marijuana help some people replace their opioid prescriptions?
10 Legal Substances More Dangerous Than Marijuana
Buzzfeed breaks down all of the legal substances that are more dangerous than marijuana, which is still classified as a Schedule I drug.
Lawmaker’s Bill Helps Children Prescribed Medical Marijuana
A Republican lawmaker wants to make accommodations for Maine children prescribed medical marijuana.
New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana
Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.
Tasmania: First Medical Cannabis Prescriptions Approved
HOBART, Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Controlled Access Scheme is working, with two patients now able to access medical cannabis products under prescription.
How Smart Weed Could Make Pot the Go-To Painkiller
Making it easier to calibrate the correct dose of medical marijuana may prompt more physicians to prescribe it as an alternative to a painkiller such as opioids, according to one Canadian company.
Why NJ Patients With Chronic Pain Still Can’t Get Medical Marijuana
Five months ago, a New Jersey health panel voted in favor of dramatically expanding the list of conditions that may be treated with cannabis. Chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety, migraines, and other maladies should be added to the list of 13 ailments, said the panel of doctors and other health professionals.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Getting a Medical Marijuana Prescription
Medical marijuana is legal now in 29 states and Washington D.C., but there is still a lot of confusion around the medicine, especially regarding the medical marijuana prescription. Marijuana treats a number of illnesses and pain, but in order to treat and access medical marijuana, patients are required to have a medical marijuana card.
Florida House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill
On May 2, 2017, the Florida House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 1397, a bill that would regulate the state’s developing medical marijuana program.
West Virginia House Votes for Medical Marijuana
West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week.
Nebraska Lawmakers to Hold Medical Marijuana Legalization Hearing
Nebraska state lawmakers are gearing up to tackle a controversial bill: medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana Inc Fails to Delight Investors
In the last trading session, the stock price of Medical Marijuana Inc (OTCMKTS:MJNA) declined more than 8% to close the day at $0.112. The decline came at a share volume of 24.74 million compared to average share volume of 17.32 million.
World of Cannabis Summit: Healthway
Drayah Sallis and Michelle Lilly-Hester of Healthway Education Systems talk patient and physician relationships at the World of Cannabis Summit.
Aurora Cannabis Inc Gets Approval to Sell Oils
“Obtaining our license to sell cannabis oils is another major milestone for Aurora, said Terry Booth, chief executive.
Some Wisconsin Republicans Warming to Medical Marijuana
Some Wisconsin Republicans who have been opposed to medical marijuana are now warming to the idea of legalizing cannabidiol or CBD oil, according to an article by the Associated Press. Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard said he wants to introduce a bill allowing possession and use of CBD oil, which has proven to help people with seizures.
Nurse Practitioners Can Soon Prescribe Marijuana in New York
The change comes as the number of patients using medical marijuana and doctors prescribing it continues to grow.
Elected Officials, Clinicians, Patients, and Advocates Demand Medical Cannabis Access for New Mexicans Struggling with Opioids
SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today pain specialists, people recovering from addiction, community members, and drug policy reformers joined together to call for the inclusion of medical cannabis in New Mexico’s response to heroin and opioids.
Family Says Moving From TN to CO Saved Their Daughter’s Life
A local state representative plans on introducing legislation that would legalize medical marijuana here in Tennessee after meeting with several families who moved from Tennessee to Colorado to get treatment they can’t get here.
Doctor To Reveals Findings Which Offer Potential Solution To The Opioid Crisis
FALMOUTH, Maine, May 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — One of the world’s leading medical cannabis experts, Dr. Dustin Sulak, will on Tuesday May 10th, present a free to attend and view seminar that provides a solution to the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the country.
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Louisiana House Committee
On May 3, 2016, the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee voted 8-6 approve SB 271, which, among other things, would expand the number of qualifying conditions for the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Law
On June 29, 2015, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill that would finally give state residents access to medical marijuana.
Insys Investor Case Study – When Bad News is OK
Last Wednesday, two pain specialists that were top subscribers of Insys Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ: INSY) leading prescription therapy Subsys were arrested, as part of a year-long operation by the DEA.
Texas Legislature Approves Limited Medical Cannabis Bill
Cannabis advocates have scored a small but important victory in Texas as the state legislature passed a limited medical cannabis bill, Senate Bill 339, on May 19, 2015.
Study: Fewer Prescription Pill Deaths in States with Medical Marijuana
Opponents of medical marijuana in Florida often like to compare cannabis to prescription pills. They say marijuana will become just like pills; or as Sherriff John Rutherford put it to News 4 Jacksonville, “We will have medical marijuana in every backpack in every school in Duval County. It will be just like the pill mills.”