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Medical Marijuana

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  • Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    If you are a new medical marijuana patient or have not used a marijuana dispensary to get your medication before, you may have some questions about how dispensaries work and how to choose the right one for your personal needs and preferences....
  • Betäubungsmittelrecht geändert - Cannabis für Schwerkranke auf Rezept

    Ärzte können Schwerkranken Cannabis-Arzneimittel künftig auf Rezept verordnen. Die Kosten erstattet die gesetzliche Krankenversicherung. Der Bundesrat hat dazu Änderungen des Betäubungsmittelgesetzes gebilligt. Patienten, die schwerkrank sind...
  • US Government Research Weed Looks Nothing Like the Real Thing--Why?

    Marijuana the US Government uses for research and testing holds little in common with the real cannabis that would grow if you planted the cannabis seeds yourself. Why?
  • Medical Marijuana Doctors Want to Put Weed in Your Butt

    Scientists are continually turning up new medical uses for marijuana, but they’ve yet to come up with a truly safe way to put it in our bodies. Dosage is hard to control in edibles, the potency of weed concentrates is unwieldy, and smoking pot is...
  • Preventing childrens exposure to marijuana poisoning.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Marijuana is now legal in more than half the states around the United States and, this means children are more likely to get exposed to the drug. The most common exposure is poisoning through edible marijuana in children...
  • The US Skies are "Pot Friendlier" Than Anyone Would Have Thought

    Marijuana is legal now in eight states and medical marijuana is legal in 28. That’s a lot of places where at least some people can possess the demon weed. But what if you’re in one of those places and you want to fly elsewhere? If pot is legal,...
  • 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...
  • License of pot - friendly Illinois doctor placed on probation.

    CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois physician has reached an agreement with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation that limits his ability to make pot recommendations. In 2015, Illinois regulators contended Dr. Bodo Schneider...
  1. 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...
  2. License of pot - friendly Illinois doctor placed on probation.

    CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois physician has reached an agreement with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation that limits his ability to make pot recommendations. In 2015, Illinois regulators contended Dr. Bodo Schneider charged patients for pot recommendations at offices in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago without a legitimate doctor-patient relationship. Schneider approved marijuana for hundreds of patients in the state's program. Under Thursday's consent...
  3. The US Skies are "Pot Friendlier" Than Anyone Would Have Thought

    Marijuana is legal now in eight states and medical marijuana is legal in 28. That’s a lot of places where at least some people can possess the demon weed. But what if you’re in one of those places and you want to fly elsewhere? If pot is legal, can I take it on the plane? Well, that depends. The first thing to remember is that even in states where marijuana is legal, it’s still illegal under federal law. At the airport, or even in your backyard in California, a federal agent could...
  4. US Government Research Weed Looks Nothing Like the Real Thing--Why?

    Marijuana the US Government uses for research and testing holds little in common with the real cannabis that would grow if you planted the cannabis seeds yourself. Why?
  5. Medical Marijuana Doctors Want to Put Weed in Your Butt

    Scientists are continually turning up new medical uses for marijuana, but they’ve yet to come up with a truly safe way to put it in our bodies. Dosage is hard to control in edibles, the potency of weed concentrates is unwieldy, and smoking pot is — like smoking any substance — not great for the lungs. But that’s not the extent of the body’s administration routes, one Canadian scientist is reminding users. The final portal, should we dare explore it, could hold the secret to safely ingesting...
  6. Preventing childrens exposure to marijuana poisoning.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Marijuana is now legal in more than half the states around the United States and, this means children are more likely to get exposed to the drug. The most common exposure is poisoning through edible marijuana in children and teenagers. Some lengths medical distributors have taken to crack down on the exposure to children is creating stronger child-proof packaging and encouraging parents to have conversations with older children about the dangers of the drug....
  7. Betäubungsmittelrecht geändert - Cannabis für Schwerkranke auf Rezept

    Ärzte können Schwerkranken Cannabis-Arzneimittel künftig auf Rezept verordnen. Die Kosten erstattet die gesetzliche Krankenversicherung. Der Bundesrat hat dazu Änderungen des Betäubungsmittelgesetzes gebilligt. Patienten, die schwerkrank sind und unter Schmerzen leiden, können künftig Cannabis-Arzneimittel auf Rezept erhalten. Andere therapeutische Möglichkeiten müssen ausgeschöpft sein. Oder der behandelnde Arzt entscheidet im Einzelfall, dass therapeutische Alternativen nicht angebracht sind.
  8. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    If you are a new medical marijuana patient or have not used a marijuana dispensary to get your medication before, you may have some questions about how dispensaries work and how to choose the right one for your personal needs and preferences. Understanding what a medical cannabis dispensary is, how dispensaries work in our state, and how to go about choosing a dispensary will help you feel more comfortable with the process and make it easier for you to get the important medicine you need...
  9. Cannabis Helping Seniors Facing Multiple Health Challenges

    Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Ms. Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain in her shoulders, arms and hands to ebb. “I don’t feel high or stoned,” she said. “All I know is I feel better when I take this.” Ms. Brunn will soon have company. The nursing home in New York City where she lives, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, is...
  10. America's Medical Marijuana Industry: an Unexpected Financial Windfall

    It turns out marijuana could have taxpayers seeing green in more ways than one. There is a massive windfall associated with making medical weed available nationally and a big data company broke it down for us. New Frontier Data, a market research company for the cannabis industry, said on Wednesday that their data analysis shows that if medical marijuana was available nationally, the decreased Medicare expenses for three widely used opioid painkillers — OxyContin, hydrocodone, and fentanyl...
  11. Florida Commissioners Lay Out Approved Medical Cannabis Particulars, Test Others

    Medical marijuana shops would be free to open for business in unincorporated areas of Broward County under strict zoning regulations moving through the legislative pipeline. County Commissioners on Tuesday set a March 14 public hearing on a law that sets the ground rules for medical cannabis dispensaries. The law, which does not apply to cities, affects only a few sections of the county, including parts of Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue. Commissioners voted unanimously to...
  12. Jamaica Cannabis Authority's First Set of Conditional Approvals Set

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Cannabis Licensing Authority has announced that it issued conditional approval for three applicants – two for small cultivators under one acre, and a third for a small processing facility – in early January 2017. A release from the CLA on Tuesday disclosed that the granting of the conditional approval has come amidst concerns about the length of time the Authority has taken to review applications since passing its Regulations in May of last year. The Authority is...
  13. Ireland to Legalise Medical Cannabis, for Specified Ailments Only

    Ireland is set to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions, after a report commissioned by the government said the drug could be given to some patients with certain illnesses. The Irish health minister, Simon Harris, said he would support the use of medical cannabis “where patients have not responded to other treatments and there is some evidence that cannabis may be effective." The report said cannabis could be given to patients with a range of illnesses...
  14. Georgians Pushing for Grow-Your-Own Weed Rights

    ATLANTA — Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the state House. Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, spearheaded efforts that led to a 2015 state law allowing the use of cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions. However, it’s still illegal to cultivate marijuana for producing that oil in Georgia. Patients have complained that getting it from other states can be expensive and risky....
  15. German Lawmakers Approve Medical Cannabis by Prescription

    BERLIN-- German lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow some patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. Parliament's lower house passed the bill unanimously on Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Health Minister Hermann Groehe has stressed the move does not mean marijuana will be legal for non-medical purposes. Groehe says: "Seriously ill people must be cared for in the best way possible" and that includes allowing the...
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