A medical marijuana dispensary banned patients for posting complaints on Facebook

A medical marijuana dispensary in western Maryland has banned at least four customers because they posted complaints online about pricing or other issues, sparking concern from advocates and potentially violating state rules for the emerging industry. Joy Strand, the executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, said registered dispensaries…

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Study Shows Cannabis Use Decreases Opioid Dependency Among Cancer Patients

Study Shows Cannabis Use Decreases Opioid Dependency Among Cancer Patients Interview With Sid Taubenfeld, CEO of Tikun Olam Cancer is a serious public health problem. It’s the leading cause of death worldwide, with an estimated 12.7 million new cases each year in the United States alone. Up to 90% of…

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Report: Patchwork of state laws leaving some medical marijuana patients behind

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 10:22 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff None of the state medical marijuana laws adopted thus far in the U.S. can be considered ideal from a patient’s standpoint, and because of their patchwork nature, those laws do not…

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West Virginia may allow patients to smoke medical marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 am By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s medical marijuana board will recommend that state lawmakers allow patients who meet certain requirements to buy smokable forms of the drug. The board met Tuesday afternoon and also…

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97% Of Elderly Patients Say Cannabis Makes Them Feel Better and Decreases Prescription Meds

New Study Says 97% Of Elderly Patients Say Cannabis Makes Them Feel Better, Decrease Prescription Meds There is an increasing body of evidence proving that cannabis is beneficial for the elderly. One of the latest studies comes from Israel, whose findings were published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine.…

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Jeff Sessions: marijuana a path toward opioid addiction, patients should take aspirin for pain

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 12:24 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 12:47 pm By Denis Slattery , New York Daily News Take two aspirin and call him in the morning. Attorney General Jeff Sessions thinks the U.S. could easily combat the growing opioid crisis by taking over-the-counter medications for pain…

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Bill legalizing CBD oil for medical patients picks up steam in Virginia

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 11:06 am • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 11:14 am By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post 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…

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