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  1. Ron Strider

    IL: The State Of Medical Pot - Slow Growth, Low Patient Count, Political Uncertainty

    Revolution Enterprises' two Illinois medical marijuana cultivation facilities – each about the size of five Millennium Park ice skating rinks – are allowed under their state license to get much, much bigger. But with retail sales of medical marijuana in the state only topping about $9.3...
  2. Ron Strider

    Australia Aims For Global Domination Of Medicinal Cannabis Market

    Australia's fledgling medicinal cannabis market is about to get a big boost, with the Federal Government to allow exports of cannabis-based medicines. The move aims to create a bigger market for locally produced medicines so that there is a more stable and secure supply for Australian patients...
  3. Ron Strider

    Study Unexpectedly Show Ingredient In Cannabis Could Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

    Psychiatric patients treated with a substance found in cannabis, cannabidiol, showed a significant reduction in psychotic symptoms and were also more likely to be rated as "improved" by their psychiatrist, our latest study shows. Psychotic disorders affect two to three per cent of the...
  4. Ron Strider

    PA: More Than 10,000 Patients Register For Medical Marijuana

    Some 10,135 patients have registered to participate in Pennsylvania's nascent medical marijuana program so far with 1,188 of them certified by physicians to participate in the program, according to the state Department of Health. "Patients have started to receive their medical marijuana...
  5. Ron Strider

    VA Doctors Are Now Cleared To Talk About Medical Marijuana With Patients

    There's some good news for veterans in states with legal medical marijuana programs who rely on the sticky green herb and its various distillations for treatment: the Department of Veterans Affairs has officially cleared its physicians and care teams to speak openly with veteran patients about...
  6. Ron Strider

    The Medical Marijuana Industry Has A Staff Problem In Hawaii: Not Enough

    Hawaii's cannabis industry is facing more setbacks as the state struggles with an understaffed program. Seven of 11 positions are vacant at the Department of Health, which oversees the medical cannabis patient registry and dispensary licensing programs. The registry is down three of six...
  7. Ron Strider

    California Chain Of Medical Marijuana Clinics Downsizing Florida Operations

    Florida's first chain of walk-in clinics for medical marijuana treatment is closing most of them less than six months after opening. Tetra Health Care, a California-based chain that hires licensed doctors to write medical marijuana recommendations at six clinics in Florida, is closing all but...
  8. Ron Strider

    MA: Inside Cultivate, A 'Farm To Table' Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Leicester

    Cultivate Holdings in Leicester looks like it could be a hip new coffee shop, with its wood details and open-concept, airy layout. But Cultivate isn't a café, even though its staff says their product is "farm to table." Cultivate is Worcester County's first medical marijuana dispensary...
  9. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: What's In Labor's Medical Cannabis Bill

    With the looming introduction of a bill by Labor for Medical Cannabis, the patient community is skeptical, and bordering on preemptively hostile due to the lack of consultation, and the comments from Jacinda Ardern about pharmaceutical grade Cannabis Based Products. Considering the lack of...
  10. Ron Strider

    UK: Cannabis Extract Could Provide 'New Class Of Treatment' For Psychosis

    A key component of medical marijuana could provide an "entirely new" type of treatment for mental health patients suffering with hallucinations and delusions. The first clinical trial exploring the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major psychoactive compounds in cannabis, found that...
  11. Ron Strider

    Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

    A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study. "It's believed that cognitive function decreases in many of...
  12. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Center Opens To Patients In Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh has a place to treat patients eligible for medical marijuana. The Compassionate Certification Center, on Stanwix Street in downtown Pittsburgh, opened for business Friday. Channel 11 talked with some people who attended the center's grand opening. Many of those who came in...
  13. Ron Strider

    WA: Longtime Medical Marijuana Activist JoAnna McKee Dies At 74

    JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age 74. McKee passed away Nov. 18, said her longtime friend and fellow activist, Dale Rogers. He was not certain of the...
  14. Ron Strider

    HI: Hawaii Police Department Confirms Error Over Controversial Cannabis Gun Policy

    Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard has acknowledged the department's error in requiring medical cannabis patients to turn in their guns. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Ballard told the Honolulu Police Commission on Wednesday that the department's policy of having patients...
  15. Ron Strider

    Here's What Caused This Marijuana Stock To Skyrocket 15% In November

    Medical marijuana has been used to treat epilepsy in patients for years, but so far, it's efficacy and safety hasn't been supported by a regulatory green light from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Based on recently reported results for Epidiolex, a cannabidiol epilepsy medicine, that...
  16. Ron Strider

    NY: Epilepsy Patients Failing Regular Meds Improved With Medical Cannabis

    Medically refractory epilepsy (MRE) patients in New York state who regularly used medical cannabis reported improvements in their health, according to a pilot survey presented here this week at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting. Researchers with Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group...
  17. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Hopes To Start Business In Arkansas

    The Medical Marijuana Commission will choose five applicants to grow marijuana and 32 to sell it in Arkansas. In February, we'll learn who the five cultivators will be out of the nearly 100 applicants. One applicant who is already in the medical marijuana business told us what the business is...
  18. Ron Strider

    OH: Oncologist Discusses Medical Marijuana For Chronic Pain Management

    Researchers are continuously looking for chronic pain relief regimens to counter the painful side effects of cancer treatments. For example, medical marijuana is currently being suggested as an alternative option to traditional opioid medications. “The only tool for chronic pain that we have is...
  19. Ron Strider

    MT: Medical Marijuana Providers, Patients Oppose New Regulations

    Medical marijuana providers and patients in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on them. The Montana Standard reports the stakeholders voiced opposition to the set of proposed rules during a hearing Thursday at the state Department of Public...
  20. Ron Strider

    Get The Ball Rolling To Expand Medical Marijuana In Texas

    Within weeks an estimated 150,000 Texas patients suffering from untreatable epilepsy will have a new means of relief. Cannabidiol (CBD), a form of medical marijuana, will finally be delivered to patients who qualify under the state's very strict guidelines. The CBD reduces or halts...