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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Ron Strider

    Legalizing Marijuana May End The Opioid Crisis, Say Scientists

    As we reported previously, scientists from the University of New Mexico have been studying how access to marijuana may help alleviate the opioid crisis, declared a national emergency by President Trump. Their study has now been published in the journal PLOS One, with the researchers concluding...
  4. Ron Strider

    MN: Medical Marijuana Company's Sales Slow Amid Testing Delays

    One of Minnesota's two medical marijuana manufacturers is turning away some patients, blaming a delay in third-party testing of its medications. The problems at LeafLine Labs are causing issues for patients such as Kellie Germann, who uses medical marijuana to treat her post-traumatic stress...
  5. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Reduced Opioid Use In New Mexico Study

    University of New Mexico researchers say the legal availability of medical marijuana has the potential to reduce opioid use among chronic pain patients. The work of associate psychology professor Jacob Miguel Vigil and assistant economics professor Sarah See Stith was recently published in...
  6. Ron Strider

    Researchers Find Cannabis May Help Those With Heart Failure - But Don't Recommend It

    Researchers say they've found evidence that cannabis may benefit people with heart failure. They're quick to emphasize, however, that this research shouldn't be taken as a recommendation (at least not yet) that heart failure patients take up cannabis use. Researchers at Englewood Hospital...
  7. Ron Strider

    Patients Welcome New Changes To Canada's Medical Marijuana Program

    On Tuesday, the Government of Canada announced the beginning of a consultation process to implement regulations pertaining to the country’s impending legalization of marijuana. But buried deep in the government-released consultation paper were some changes to the medical cannabis program that...
  8. Ron Strider

    FL: Jacksonville Company Contracted To Produce State's Marijuana ID Cards

    A third-party contract to produce the state's medical marijuana identification cards was awarded to a company in Jacksonville this week following a noticeable influx of registered patients over the past eight months. State Surgeon General Celeste Philip announced in a memo last week the...
  9. Ron Strider

    CT: First Misuse Of Medical Marijuana Heading to Court

    In the first case of its kind since the state's medical-marijuana program was approved by lawmakers five years ago, a North Branford man who owns the cannabis growing facility in Eastern Connecticut is facing charges of illegally diverting and distributing it in the company parking lot...
  10. Ron Strider

    FL: Some Cities Faced With All-Or-Nothing Medical Marijuana Rules Are Playing It Safe

    When it comes to weighing the options for regulating medical marijuana through the law passed this year, Dunedin city commissioners declared local governments face a "conundrum" and "a false dilemma." They said they would welcome a dispensary in the city and want residents to have it as an...
  11. Ron Strider

    Cyber Monday: Medical Marijuana Deal In New York State

    Avid shoppers wait until Cyber Monday to get the best online deals on everything from electronics to apparel during the holiday season. And now medical marijuana joins the roster of things for sale on this mega online shopping day. Vireo Health of New York ("Vireo"), one of five companies...
  12. Ron Strider

    NM: Study Finds Medical Cannabis Is Effective At Reducing Opioid Addiction

    A new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use. The study titled...
  13. Ron Strider

    FL: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Fort Myers

    The first Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Southwest Florida is now open on Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers. Trulieve workers say the opening creates easier access to medication for patients suffering from anything from cancer to traumatic stress. "It's just an extra burden on the...
  14. Ron Strider

    PA: Many In State Seek Medical Marijuana

    More than 4,000 people have registered with the state to try to get medical marijuana for themselves or a loved one, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. The state just launched the registry for prospective medical marijuana patients a week ago. "Since I signed medical marijuana into law in...
  15. Ron Strider

    Aclara Research Continues To Lead The Cannabis Industry With Release Of Latest Study

    Chicago, IL – November 1, 2017 – Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, today released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage. The...
  16. SashaShiva

    DEA Form 225

    Most people have heard of the Federal Marijuana Patients, but most people do not understand how that whole system works. I have been studying Supreme Court Cases, and DEA Administrative Law for the past few years, so I will explain the process. So I will start with the Federal Marijuana...
  17. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Patient, Doctor Registries Open As Program Eyes 2018 Launch

    Pennsylvania launched medical marijuana registries for patients and doctors on Wednesday with more than 100 physicians approved to oversee use of the drug. Acting Health Secretary Rachel Levine said another 200 doctors are going through the process, which requires four hours of training on...
  18. Ron Strider

    WA: Why Are So Many Cancer Patients Using Marijuana

    Cancer patients are using marijuana to relieve a variety of symptoms. But even in states where it's legal, patients are not getting the information they need. About 25 percent of cancer patients use marijuana. At least that appears to be the case in Washington, a state with legalized...
  19. Ron Strider

    More Delays To Florida's Medical Marijuana ID Card Process

    Medical marijuana patients in Florida who are already experiencing long delays in receiving their identification cards are in for more bad news. A company that was not selected to take over processing and manufacturing the cards has filed a protest over the process. Automated Health Systems...
  20. Ron Strider

    Canada: Clearing The Air At The Science Behind Cancer And Cannabis

    In a lab at the University of Nottingham in England, brain-cancer specialist Richard Grundy is growing cells from children's brain tumors to see if cannabidiol — a compound in marijuana — can kill them. Brain-tumor cells rarely thrive outside the body, though, so he'll be lucky if half a...
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