Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis Patients Demand Essential Gun Rights in Minnesota

In Minnesota, There are strange bedfellows, and then there is the political coalition currently being forged. It is a convergence of Second Amendment champions and marijuana advocates in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, with the two sides coming together to push for medical cannabis patients to be permitted to own guns.  As reported by the …

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Do Users of Diverted Medical Cannabis Differ From Other Cannabis Users?

Objective: Policy discussions amidst recent changes in the legal status of cannabis for medical purposes have raised concerns regarding the diversion of medical cannabis to nonlicensed users. This study examined factors that predict frequency of use of diverted medical cannabis. Method: Data were collected from an online convenience sample of 1,387 cannabis users in Israel. Linear regression …

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Boy, 9, writes plea to PM for epileptic brother’s cannabis treatment

The brother of a severely epileptic boy has hand-delivered a letter to Downing Street urging the prime minister to help get a medical cannabis prescription for his sibling.   Thomas Braun, nine, told Boris Johnson his parents should not have the “added worry of having to find lots of money to pay for his medicine”. …

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Scotland’s first patients prescribed legal cannabis

The Sapphire Medical Clinic in Stirling was approved by regulators in March and received hundreds of inquiries. The private clinic provides unlicensed cannabis-based medicines for people with conditions that do not meet the criteria for NHS-prescribed cannabis products. Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018 and doctors are allowed to prescribe it …

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Ohio Adds Qualifying Conditions To Medical Cannabis Program

State officials tasked with overseeing Ohio’s medical marijuana program approved last week the addition of three health conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis medicinally. The move brings the number of severe medical conditions that allow a patient to use cannabis medicinally in Ohio to 25 and marks the second time that state regulators …

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US state allows free cannabis to promote shots

The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) said on Monday they are temporarily allowing retailers to participate in a “Joints for Jabs” promotion, where adults who receive a shot at an in-store vaccination clinic can receive one complimentary joint. The deal, which runs through July 12, only allows for prerolled joints to be given out, …

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Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Background: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and mood disturbances. There are nearly no data on the effect of medical cannabis (MC) treatment on patients with fibromyalgia. Methods: Data were obtained from the registries of 2 hospitals in Israel (Laniado Hospital and Nazareth Hospital) on patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia …

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New medical cannabis body aims to set gold standards for UK industry

The Cannabis Industry Council has almost one hundred members and as a first step wants the government to reduce the red tape currently restricting the growth of the industry. As well as disparate organisations, businesses and working groups, membership invitation has been extended to representatives from the Home Office, The Department of Health and NHS …

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Walk with the Wizard – How to Support

Billy and Charlotte are walking from their home in Northern Ireland to Westminster London, via the Channel Islands. Join us and help Billy & Charlotte reach their target! Walk outdoors, walk into the office, walk to school, walk to the shop – just walk. We are aiming to hit 1000 miles, so log your distance …

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Medical Cannabis for the Primary Care Physician

Medical cannabis use is common in the United States and increasingly more socially acceptable. As more patients seek out and acquire medical cannabis, primary care physicians will be faced with a growing number of patients seeking information on the indications, efficacy, and safety of medical cannabis. We present a case of a patient with several …

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