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  1. Ron Strider

    Ready To Join Organized Marijuana Medicine

    There's a professional society for seemingly every kind of medical specialist, even cannabis clinicians. Or medical marijuana physicians. Or pot doctors, in street parlance. And just as there's a choice of what to call physicians who use the plant to treat everything from pain to multiple...
  2. Ron Strider

    More Medical Marijuana, Fewer Narcotics

    Legalizing medical marijuana is controversial. Physicians have not always prescribed controlled substances wisely, as a look at our narcotic epidemic confirms. But marijuana is much safer than narcotics and, according to a recent study, might even save us money, by reducing people's need for...
  3. Ron Strider

    NJ: Resident Physicians Feel Unprepared To Counsel Patients On Medical Cannabis

    A recent study from Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. It found 38% of resident physicians thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance, while 78% did not know...
  4. Ron Strider

    Are Florida Doctors Prepared To Treat Patients With Medical Marijuana

    Richard Hackler recently drove five-plus hours round trip from his home in Vero Beach to St. Petersburg, hoping to find out if medical marijuana could help with his post traumatic stress disorder. But the doctor he traveled to see seemed just as uninformed as the other physicians he had...
  5. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania Department Of Health Looking For Docs For Medical Marijuana Program

    Pennsylvania's acting Secretary of Health and Physician General, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced July 26, 2017, that physicians can begin their involvement in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. All they need to do is register, according to a press release from the state's Department of...
  6. 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...
  7. K

    Oregon Issues Doctor Guidelines On Medical Marijuana

    Portland, Ore. - Physicians should provide medical marijuana patients a level of care that, at minimum, includes a full evaluation, treatment and follow-up plan, with documentation in the patient's medical record, when recommending the drug's use, according to a new Oregon Health Authority...
  8. K

    PR: Physicians To Be Trained On Benefits Of Medical Marijuana

    San Juan — Puerto Rico Legal Marijuana, an advocacy group promoting the use of marijuana for medical and other purposes, will sponsor a course on the applications and effects of the plant aimed at physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in integrating such treatment to those...
  9. K

    Connecticut Physicians Panel OKs Four More Conditions For Medical Marijuana Treatment

    The state Board of Physicians has recommended adding four conditions to Connecticut's medical marijuana program: muscular dystrophy; neuropathic pain and/or spasticity associated with fibromyalgia; severe rheumatoid arthritis; and post-herpetic neuralgia or shingles. The group rejected three...
  10. K

    Pennsylvania's Legalization Of Marijuana Gives Doctors Pause

    As the Pennsylvania Department of Health works to finalize regulations for the state's now-legal medical marijuana program, one important question looms: Will physicians be willing to participate? The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies marijuana as an illegal Schedule I drug with...
  11. K

    Pennsylvania's Legalization Of Marijuana Gives Doctors Pause

    As the Pennsylvania Department of Health works to finalize regulations for the state's now-legal medical marijuana program, one important question looms: Will physicians be willing to participate? The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies marijuana as an illegal Schedule I drug with...
  12. K

    NY: State's Medical Pot Program Off To A Slow Start

    Ulster County has more physicians registered to refer patients for medical marijuana therapies than most upstate counties. It also has one of the mere dozen offices statewide that's licensed to dispense the drug. Much of the state is underserved by physicians who have taken state-mandated...
  13. K

    NY: State's Medical Pot Program Off To A Slow Start

    Ulster County has more physicians registered to refer patients for medical marijuana therapies than most upstate counties. It also has one of the mere dozen offices statewide that's licensed to dispense the drug. Much of the state is underserved by physicians who have taken state-mandated...
  14. K

    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Will Tap Input From Physicians

    Harrisburg, Pa. - Pennsylvania's Department of Health expects to begin working soon with physicians from health systems and professional organizations as it writes medical marijuana program regulations. Secretary of Health Karen Murphy said today her department also will seek guidance from...
  15. K

    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Will Tap Input From Physicians

    Harrisburg, Pa. - Pennsylvania's Department of Health expects to begin working soon with physicians from health systems and professional organizations as it writes medical marijuana program regulations. Secretary of Health Karen Murphy said today her department also will seek guidance from...
  16. K

    Most Massachussets Doctors Wary Of Approving Marijuana Use

    A small circle of physicians - 13, to be precise - has provided the vast preponderance of approvals needed by Massachusetts patients to gain access to medical marijuana, state records show, a pattern that underscores the continued growing pains of a new industry. These doctors certified...
  17. K

    Most Massachussets Doctors Wary Of Approving Marijuana Use

    A small circle of physicians - 13, to be precise - has provided the vast preponderance of approvals needed by Massachusetts patients to gain access to medical marijuana, state records show, a pattern that underscores the continued growing pains of a new industry. These doctors certified...
  18. R

    Edmonton Underserved For Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

    The founder of a medical marijuana clinic opening this month in Edmonton says the facility will provide a "necessary service." "We know that Edmonton is under-serviced, from what we're hearing from both physicians and patients, with regards to physicians who are comfortable with prescribing...
  19. R

    Life-Changing Leaf

    As the country moves towards legalizing marijuana for recreational use, patients in Newfoundland and Labrador are still having trouble accessing the herb for medical use. It's not because of the fact that no licensed producers grow marijuana in the province; doctors here may be hesitant...
  20. R

    NY: Where Are The Medical Marijuana Doctors?

    Marijuana can now be purchased legally for medical purposes in New York state, but patients seeking to access the drug might face a challenge finding a doctor who can help them get it. New York's medical marijuana program went live on Jan. 7, with only eight of a planned 20 locations open for...