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  1. Ron Strider

    PA: Medical Marijuana - Lancaster County's Up To Three Participating Doctors

    As Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program gets closer to full implementation, what it's going to look like here is becoming clearer. The law will allow those with specific medical conditions who are certified by a participating doctor to access some forms of medical marijuana, including...
  2. Ron Strider

    Louisiana Doctors Slowly Applying For Medical Marijuana Permit

    The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only two doctors had submitted applications for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients. Two months...
  3. Ron Strider

    LA: 6 Doctors Have Submitted Medical Marijuana Applications

    The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only two doctors had submitted applications for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients. Two months...
  4. Ron Strider

    Guam: Sen Rodriguez Asks For Legal Opinions On Doctors Recommending Medical Cannabis

    "If neither of you will provide the advice needed to properly inform doctors of their rights — and if no compelling reason can be made to me to the contrary by Legislative Counsel — I am determined to inform doctors of their rights myself." — Sen. Dennis Rodriguez to Guam's Attorney General and...
  5. Ron Strider

    HI: Medical School Hosts First Seminar On Medical Marijuana

    The medical school at the University of Hawaii held its first seminar on medical marijuana with a panel of doctors and lawyers discussing the drug and the regulations governing its use. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the panel shared highlights of research on the topic to an audience...
  6. Ron Strider

    MD: Medical Marijuana - Shore Medical Community Slow To Embrace It

    Dr. Mitchell Gittelman can't say whether medical marijuana will help any of his patients. But he can't say it won't help them either. "I think since you're not going to die from cannabis," the Salisbury physician said, "it's reasonable to give people a chance to try it." Not just...
  7. Ron Strider

    Five Takeaways About Pennsylvania Doctors Who Can Prescribe Medical Marijuana

    1. Over the summer, experts said the big unknown in Pennsylvania's bid to launch a medical marijuana industry would be whether doctors would sign on. Poor participation could make it difficult for patients to find a practitioner willing to recommend marijuana. And fewer patients could drive up...
  8. Ron Strider

    Only 2 Louisiana Doctors Apply To Dispense Medical Marijuana

    As Louisiana's medical marijuana program edges closer to kickoff, only two doctors in the state have applied for permission to dispense the drug, raising questions about whether patients struggling with chronic pain and suffering will gain access to the treatment they lobbied so hard to get...
  9. Ron Strider

    Aus: Cannabis Prescriptions Without Adequate Support Raising Concern Among Doctors

    Rural doctors are warning they are unprepared to prescribe medicinal cannabis, despite patients requesting access to the controversial drug. Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes, with the first access given to children with serious...
  10. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana For Vets

    Thomas James Brennan makes a powerful case that military veterans deserve access to medical marijuana, which can help alleviate physical and mental war wounds ("Why Pot, Not Pills, Works for My T.B.I.," Op-Ed, Sept. 1). Mr. Brennan is correct that federal law prevents doctors in the...
  11. Ron Strider

    Doctors And Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana

    While much of the marijuana news has focused on potential federal interference with legalized marijuana and California joining the ranks of legal recreational marijuana states, Florida has started what should become a mammoth medical marijuana business. Projections vary on the size of the...
  12. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Educational Docco World Premiere - 'Mum, Cannabis, And Me'

    Spindle Fibre Films in association with Victoria Catherwood, today releases an educational documentary encouraging informed conversation between Drs and patients around the use of Cannabis as a medicine in New Zealand. The premiere to be held at Wellington hospital, Small Lecture Theatre ~ Level...
  13. Ron Strider

    Australia: Medicinal Cannabis Black Market Worries TGA

    The TGA has criticized claims that red tape turns patients to black market cannabis And one medicinal cannabis stakeholder says that doctors are unready when it comes to prescribing the drug. The TGA has responded to claims made on the Lateline program that patients are turning to the...
  14. Ron Strider

    Over 500 Medical Marijuana Cards Approved In Arkansas

    The amount of approved medical marijuana cards in Arkansas has surpassed 500, officials say. The Arkansas Department of Health said it has approved 534 medical marijuana applications for patients seeking the drug as of Friday. They also had 539 applications still pending. A number of...
  15. Ron Strider

    PA: Over 100 Doctors Registered For Medical Marijuana Program

    More than 100 physicians in just 10 days have signed up to prescribe medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine tweeted Friday that the physicians have taken the first step to becoming approved medical marijuana providers by completing a practitioner registry on...
  16. Ron Strider

    AR: New Online Map Shows Which Doctors Will Write Medical Marijuana Certifications

    A new online tool will help patients know which doctors in the state are willing to write medical marijuana certifications. The Arkansas Cannibus Industry Association compiled a map listing Arkansas doctors who are willing to write certifications for medical marijuana. So far, there are...
  17. Ron Strider

    PA: Want Medical Marijuana To Succeed? End Draconian Physician Registry

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is moving at full speed trying to implement an extremely limited medical cannabis law, but there may be a poison pill planted by legislators: Making doctors join a special list. Only two states operate a similarly draconian "physician registry" scheme for...
  18. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania Invites Doctors To Register To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

    Pennsylvania health officials on Wednesday announced the availability of a registry for physicians who want to be able to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients. They called it the "first step" in the process. Doctors who want to prescribe medical marijuana, in addition to having a...
  19. Ron Strider

    Australia: Doctors To Learn How To Prescribe Drug At Melbourne Course

    Brisbane man Michael Stoopman is a cancer survivor who believes the benefits of medicinal cannabis go way beyond palliative care. Last year he had a large ulcerating tumor eating into his carotid artery in his neck that threatened his life. Ulcerating tumors rarely heal and doctors told...
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    Ireland: Vera Twomey May Be Thanked By All For Historic Walk

    Vera Twomey's walk to the Dáil was a landmark moment for patients all over Ireland, and the latest moment in a wide history of people having to fight for access to medicinal cannabis, writes David Linnane. The real drive for legal medicinal cannabis started in the 1980s in San Francisco...