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  • What you need to know before you head to the dispensary.

    You have done your research. You have talked to your doctor. You may even have a medical marijuana card in your hand. Congratulations! You are officially ready to take the next step and head to your local dispensary, the general term used to...
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Bodo Schneider

    For many patients in the Illinois MCPP, Dr. Bodo Schneider is a hero. He was one of the very few doctors willing to recommend medical cannabis for patients in Illinois. He was the only doctor in southern Illinois who would sign paperwork. All the...
  • A Letter from Adolphus Busch IV urges support for medical marijuana in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, MO — There was a bit of backlash against a member of the Busch family for his support of medical marijuana in Missouri. Fox 2 confirmed that Adolphus Busch IV sent out a letter Friday and another a week earlier. They urge people to...
  • Don't dispense of cannabis dispensaries, caution researchers.

    UBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that -- while not legal yet -- works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC's Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler,...
  1. Don't dispense of cannabis dispensaries, caution researchers.

    UBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that -- while not legal yet -- works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC's Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries -- often under fire by law enforcement and city governments -- are a tried and true method of selling cannabis. The pair recently published a study on medicinal cannabis dispensaries and determined customers prefer the...
  2. The Strange Case of Dr. Bodo Schneider

    For many patients in the Illinois MCPP, Dr. Bodo Schneider is a hero. He was one of the very few doctors willing to recommend medical cannabis for patients in Illinois. He was the only doctor in southern Illinois who would sign paperwork. All the other doctors were barred by southern Illinois health systems from recommending medical cannabis. As a result, by the time the program was up and running, Dr. Schneider had signed paperwork for 2,000 of the 4,400 registered patients. This raised...
  3. A Letter from Adolphus Busch IV urges support for medical marijuana in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, MO — There was a bit of backlash against a member of the Busch family for his support of medical marijuana in Missouri. Fox 2 confirmed that Adolphus Busch IV sent out a letter Friday and another a week earlier. They urge people to donate to the effort to gather signatures to put the issue before voters on the November 2018 ballot. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) doesn't like it. Mr. Busch’s letter paints medical marijuana as a solution to the opioid...
  4. What you need to know before you head to the dispensary.

    You have done your research. You have talked to your doctor. You may even have a medical marijuana card in your hand. Congratulations! You are officially ready to take the next step and head to your local dispensary, the general term used to refer to any location where a patient or consumer can legitimately and safely purchase and access cannabis. However, many people find themselves a little overwhelmed prior to their first trip to the dispensary. The whole thing can feel a bit surreal,...
  5. Medical cannabis registrants reduce their prescription drug use.

    Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical marijuana program are more likely to reduce their use of prescription drugs than are those patients who don’t use cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Investigators from the University of New Mexico compared prescription drug use patterns over a 24-month period in 83 pain patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program and 42 non-enrolled patients....
  6. Congress passes three month budget continuation.

    In a quick deal between President Trump and Congress, a three-month budget continuing resolution will be in effect until December 8, 2017, maintaining current spending levels. While this seems mundane (it is), it is important for marijuana policy because it guarantees a temporary extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections for lawful medical marijuana programs from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In context, this comes on the heels of the House Rules Committee, led by...
  7. House rules committe blocks marijuana amendments.

    Late Wednesday night, the House Rules Committee led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked multiple amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to cannabis. Amendments included: ending the federal incentive to revoke drivers licenses from those charged with marijuana offenses;...
  8. How exaggerated medical hype hurts marijuana....Too much?

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is notorious for condemning the recreational use of marijuana, but he took things a step further when he cast doubt of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. “I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much,” he told reporters. “Doses can be constructed in a way that might be beneficial, I acknowledge that, but if you smoke marijuana, for example, where you have no idea how much THC you’re getting, it’s probably not a good way to administer a...
  9. Who will be able to get cannabidiol prescribed by a doctor - and when (New Zealand)

    The wheels are in motion to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis-based products as a medicine, but it is unclear how long it will be before they can do so regularly. On top of procedural steps needed to change the rules, a more difficult issue is the lack of availability of products that meet New Zealand requirements.
  10. Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like

    Alicia Castilla was watering the plants in her garden on a quiet Sunday afternoon when five police patrol cars screeched to a halt outside her home. A team of 14 officers “armed to the teeth” stormed through her gate and arrested the mild-mannered, 66-year-old intellectual. They seized everything they could find: computers, her mobile phone, books, even an orange squeezer. They also impounded the 29 cannabis plants she was watering and 24g of marijuana they found in her possession. She was...
  11. Mice benefit from research into cannabis. Why not us?

    Reports in Tuesday’s Guardian were little short of sensational. Cannabis use dramatically improves memory capacity in older brains. German research suggests that small doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produced “profound, long-lasting improvement in cognitive performance”. The results indicated that this could possibly stave off dementia for five to 10 years, the reverse of the impact cannabis is known to have on younger brains. Or at least this was the case with mice. As yet, no one...
  12. Pro-Medical Marijuana Lobby Killed Bill, Insiders Say

    Legislation to regulate Florida’s growing medical marijuana industry is officially dead in Tallahassee, but some say one of the biggest groups pushing to pass the bill ironically is the one responsible for killing it off. State lawmakers couldn’t reach an agreement over a legislative proposal to regulate medical cannabis in time for the end of the legislative session, which has already been extended until Monday. It’s now up to the Department of Health to figure out how to regulate the...
  13. Cannabis For Post-Concussion And Brain Trauma Treatment

    If you have ever experienced a concussion, you may or may not remember how completely awful you felt afterward. You were most likely feeling the effects of post-concussion syndrome (PCS), a complex disorder that appears after a head injury. Some signs of PCS include headaches, dizziness, anxiety, and nausea. For those suffering from the effects of a concussion, there is one promising healing solution, however. Some good old fashioned weed. What Exactly is Post-Concussion Syndrome?...
  14. Medical Marijuana use rejected for intractable pain,autism.

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The Illinois Department of Public Health has rejected intractable pain and autism spectrum disorder as medical conditions that could be treated with medical cannabis. The petition to add intractable pain to the medical marijuana program was submitted in July 2015 to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board. Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah on Monday noted in rejecting the petition that none of information submitted demonstrated an individual diagnosed...
  15. Illinois lawmakers introduce bill to legalize marijuana.

    SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Two Illinois lawmakers introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. Chicago area Democrats, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and State Sen. Heather Steans, filed the bill on Wednesday in Springfield. Steans wants to create a new revenue source for the State of Illinois by legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. Senate Bill 316 would legalize the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and will allow facilities to sell marijuana products. “It is clear...
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