Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain conditions and post-traumatic stress. Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary Read the full article…

Study: Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits From Cannabis

"[T]he results of our study demonstrate that most of the users had found MC (medical cannabis) to improve their condition, and that MC treatment was safe, without major side effects."

ISRAEL: Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University in Israel conducted a retrospective assessment of the daily use of cannabis in 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease over a period of several months. Most Read the full article…

Front Range Biosciences Partners With University of California, Davis For Cannabis Genomics Research

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Agricultural biotech company collaborates with world’s leading agriculture school for research CALIFORNIA: Front Range Biosciences, a leading agricultural biotech company, has launched a genomics research initiative with the University of California, Davis, to advance understanding of cannabis for medical and nutraceutical uses.  The research team consists of Professor Dario Cantu in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, research scientists in Read the full article…

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Continues Growth In Third Quarter

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Supply remains in jeopardy as patient enrollment increases at double the rate of industry sales NEW MEXICO:The 35 licensed commercial producers in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program brought in a record $22.1 million for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 4 percent from the second quarter. Patient enrollment increased by over 10 percent, Read the full article…

Research Shows Medical Cannabis To Become a Major Part Of Pharmaceutical Market

Cannabis to make major impact on pharmaceutical marketplace

NEW YORK: According to a research report by New Frontier Data, medical marijuana sales are forecast to grow to $5.3 billion in 2017, accounting for 67% of total cannabis sales. Medical sales in currently legal states are forecast to grow to $13.2 billion by 2025, at which point medical sales will account for 55% of all sales. In comparison, adult-use Read the full article…

New York’s Proposed Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Regulations

New York’s Proposed Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Regulations

By Joshua S. Bauchner and Anthony J. D’Artiglio NEW  YORK: On August 10, 2017 the New York State Department of Health announced a bevy of proposed new regulations and changes to existing regulations designed to update New York’s medical marijuana program.  These new regulations are part of the State’s continued efforts to expand and modernize its medical Read the full article…

Study: Medical Cannabis Enrollees Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

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ILLINOIS: Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to use cannabis Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Declining Rates Of Painkiller Abuse

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GEORGIA: Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in painkiller treatment Read the full article…

Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Products To New Zealand or Nationwide Distribution

Products currently available in New Zealand include precisely formulated medical cannabis oils containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray medical cannabis products have been successfully exported to New Zealand and are now available for distribution nationwide. The products were produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified facility in Canada and can be dispensed to any patient with valid Read the full article…

Cannabis Nurses Network Conference 2017 Is Oct 5-7 At UNLV Las Vegas

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Cannabis Education for Nurses at UNLV-Las Vegas, NV

NEVADA:  Cannabis Nurses Network is producing the first ever 5.33 CEU Nursing accredited program October 5th – 7th, 2017, at UNLV-Las Vegas, Nevada (Greenspun Hall and Foundations Bldg) 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154. The 2-day series is being produced in partnership with UNLV Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Las Vegas NORML, and is Read the full article…