Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality In Heart Failure Patients

health benefits of cannabis

NEW JERSEY:  Heart failure patients with a history of cannabis use possess reduced odds of in-hospital mortality compared to similarly matched controls, according to data published online in the journal Circulation. Investigators assessed data from over six million heart failure patients over a seven-year period. Patients with a history of cannabis use were less likely to suffer from Read the full article…

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the folks at MarijuanaDoctors.com have created a special video to help raise awareness of the disorder and how how medical cannabis and, in particular, CBD, can help with childhood epilepsy.         

Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Genetics To The European Union

Europe is going green

PORTUGAL: Tilray, a GMP-certified global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that the company has successfully exported live medical cannabis genetics from its flagship British Columbia, Canada facility to its European Union Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal. The announcement is the first time a company has legally exported live cannabis genetics from North America Read the full article…

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…

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Continues Growth In Third Quarter

NM MMJ Third Quarter

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…

Study: Medical Cannabis Enrollees Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

mmj is better than pills

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

Green is good

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…

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

Cannabis Nurses Network™ Presents 
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…