Thousands of Colorado medical marijuana patients caught in registry backlog

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 2:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Registry is in the thick of a six- to eight-week backlog for mailed applications for medical cannabis cards, affecting thousands of patients. As of Thursday, the office was…

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Colorado’s high plant limit helps state’s sickest patients, but there’s a dark side

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 pm • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 5:05 pm By Megan Schrader, The Denver Post They call themselves refugees, and Colorado — with its permissive rules for growing marijuana in homes and world-renowned industrial strains of low-THC, high-CBD oils — is their haven. For hours Monday,…

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Medical Cannabis For Bipolar Patients Testing Expands

Cannabis For Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterized by extreme mood swings ranging from depression to manic behavior. It’s one of the oldest known illnesses in the world. Bipolar disorder is a serious condition because it’s known to cause risky behavior among patients, some as extreme as…

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Florida patients fight for access to newly-legalized medical marijuana

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Feb 13, 2017, 7:53 am By Joe Reedy,  associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Three months after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on medical marijuana, state health officials and prospective pot-seeking patients are at odds over proposed rules that would spell…

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Contaminated Cannabis May Be Cause of California Medical Marijuana Patients Death

A California man and medical marijuana patient suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy may have died from a batch of contaminated medical marijuana. Authorities familiar with the case say the unidentified man that died was suffering from cancer before the fungal infection took a fatal turn earlier this week. Doctors…

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Mold and bacteria on marijuana a risk to some patients, say researchers

Published: Feb 8, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2017, 1:49 pm By The Associated Press DAVIS, Calif. — Researchers at UC Davis are warning some medical marijuana users after identifying potentially lethal bacteria and mold on cannabis samples from 20 Northern California dispensaries. Microbiology professor George Thompson is…

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New York patients seeking OK for medical marijuana just got more options

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 9:12 am • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 10:05 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The state Health Department says it has filed amendments to medical marijuana regulations to authorize nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients for medical marijuana. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker…

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