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Medical Marijuana

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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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....
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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