Medical Schools Including Cannabis Content In Their Curriculum

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PENNSYLVANIA: A growing percentage of colleges of pharmacy are instituting medical cannabis training as part of their curriculum, according to survey data published in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh contacted 140 US schools of pharmacy regarding whether they include medical cannabis-related topics in their curriculum. Among respondents, 62 percent reported Read the full article…

Aphria Completes Acquisition Of German Pharmaceutical & Medical Cannabis Distributor CC Pharma

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CANADA: Aphria Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of CC Pharma GmbH, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products, including medical cannabis, to more than 13,000 pharmacies in Germany, as well as throughout Europe. The Company continues to strengthen its end-to-end cannabis operations and infrastructure in Germany. “As one of the most promising medical cannabis Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk Of Alcohol-Induced Pancreatitis

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MASSACHUSETTS: Habitual alcohol consumers who also use cannabis are at less risk for either acute or chronic pancreatitis as compared to those who do not use the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. A team of investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the prevalence of alcohol-induced pancreatitis in a Read the full article…

MJNews Exclusive Interview With Saul Kaye, CEO/Founder iCAN: Israel Cannabis

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Since the 1960s, Israel has led the world in medical cannabis research. Now, as international markets emerge for legal medical cannabis, the country is poised to become a major global player.  Recently, the Israeli Parliament caused a great deal of industry excitement when it passed a bill that would pave the way for Israel to become an exporter of both Read the full article…

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Not Associated With Changes In Brain Morphology

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AUSTRALIA: The use of cannabis, even long-term, is not associated with changes in the cortical surface of the brain, according to data published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. A team of investigators from Australia and the Netherlands assessed the relationship between cannabis use and brain morphology in a cohort of 261 subjects (141 cannabis users and 120 controls). Researchers Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Announces Third Week Statistics For MMJ Patient & Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for three weeks, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 4,440 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 3,036 have activated their Registry Card. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Wins Second License In Pennsylvania For Three Additional Dispensaries

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it has been awarded a second merit-based license for dispensary operations in Pennsylvania. The permit allows Cresco Labs six months in which to become operational before it can begin dispensing medical marijuana. The Company is licensed for three Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Announces Second Week Statistics For Patient Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for two weeks, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 3,460 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 2,170 have activated their Registry Card. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will be Read the full article…

Missouri: Voter Initiated Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

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MISSOURI: Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical cannabis. Under the program, Read the full article…

National Nursing Standards Legitimize Cannabis Nursing

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Cannabis Nurses Network Steps in as Essential Resource for Medical Marijuana Education CALIFORNIA: When the National Council of State Boards of Nursing released guidelines for cannabis patient care, it simultaneously validated the legitimacy of cannabis nursing, and underscored the immediate necessity for medical professionals to gain practical medical marijuana patient care education. Cannabis Nurses Network, Read the full article…