Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated MMJ Patient & Caregiver Numbers For February 2020

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for February 2020. These numbers include:

  • 102,200 Recommendations
  • 88,306 Registered patients
    • 6,545 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 6,018 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 506 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 64,932 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 9,793 Registered Caregivers

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

Kirkpatrick Named Director Of Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma native Travis Kirkpatrick is the new director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Kirkpatrick has served as interim director for the last 90 days. Health Commissioner Gary Cox said he made the decision based on Kirkpatrick’s leadership at the authority over the last few months.

“We are excited about the leadership of Travis and his focus on being an efficient and effective organization that serves the citizens of the state,” said Cox. “During his three months, Kirkpatrick has reopened the call center, which is now handling approximately 300 calls a day, hired a compliance manager to ensure the dispensaries across the state are in compliance with state laws, and worked to open the lines of communication with the business community and the patients.”

Kirkpatrick praised the staff for its passion and dedication saying “that is something that drives me every day as I seek to innovate and lead us toward the goals we have been provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Health leadership and the Governor. My goal is to continue to work with the patients, dispensary owners and growers as this authority meets the guidelines set out by the voters and by the Legislature.”

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority was created by a vote of the people, July 26, 2018.  The state question allowed for both licenses to sell and to purchase medical marijuana with a physician’s certification. Additional regulatory authority was written into the “unity bill” passed by the legislature just months before Kirkpatrick’s arrival. There are currently more than 246,000 patient, caregiver, grower, processor, dispensary, and transportation licenses for marijuana in Oklahoma, all handled by OMMA.

Beneficial Medical Cannabis Goes Mainstream With Online Seed Sales

Cannabis is widely considered a medical plant because of the many significant health benefits it brings. It has long been used for medicinal purposes worldwide, and has become a very popular trend in the United States, which has resulted in its legalization in more than 30 states.

Internationally, more and more countries have legalized cannabis consumption due to its therapeutic and medical use. In fact, there has been a lot of research that has demonstrated the benefits that can be obtained by consuming it. One of its main benefits is that it helps eliminate pain, especially chronic pain. Also, smoking cannabis can lead to the complete elimination of the need for more harmful drugs.

Likewise, its use is effective in: possible treatment of glaucoma, since it helps relieve intra-ocular pressure, helping to control epileptic seizures in children and young people, minimizing the development of breast cancer, it has beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases, the treatment of post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia, among others.

Cannabis is a plant that offers many benefits, but it also has a potential for risk and negative effects. Like all medications, safety depends on the way it is used. It should be noted that some users report that cannabis use impacts concentration and memory. However, based on studies, it is known that these negative effects are not permanent and disappear after you stop using it.

Given the potential of the benefits that can be obtained with its use, it is no wonder that cannabis use is widespread today. In addition to the thousands of dispensaries that have sprouted across the US, many patients are also growing their own. It is easy to buy seeds online, a way to quickly and safely acquire the best cannabis and with the best degree through discreet delivery methods.

Currently, the purchase of medical cannabis is legal in 33 states, and its online purchase has become popular in several of these states. First Step: Learn about the laws that govern your country and region to verify that it is legal to order, before you to make your purchase from the comfort of your home.

Tilray Exports First-Ever Shipment Of Medical Cannabis Allowed Into Israel

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Canndoc Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterCure Ltd., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda., to export a wholesale shipment of up to 2.5 tonnes of medical cannabis from Portugal to Israel. The shipment, which will arrive early this month, is the first medical cannabis import allowed into Israel.
  
“We at Canndoc are driven by the mission of meeting patients’ needs and improving their quality of life,” says Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime Minister and Chairman of the Canndoc Board of Directors. “With a supply shortage of medical cannabis in Israel, it’s incredibly important to partner with a trusted company like Tilray to import and distribute GMP-certified medical cannabis to physicians, pharmacies and patients across the country.”
 
Brendan Kennedy, Tilray’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “To be able to import medical cannabis into Israel for patients in need is truly a historic moment not only for Tilray, but the whole industry.” He continued,  “We’re incredibly honored to help increase patient access in Israel while becoming the first to ship medical cannabis into the country. Israel represents our fifteenth export country and the second shipment from our EU Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal.”
 
Founded in 2008 in Herzliya, Israel, Canndoc is an IMCA (Israeli Medical Cannabis Agency) permit holder for the manufacturing of medical cannabis in Israel and is the country’s first public company in the field. Canndoc has been active for more than 10 years in researching, developing, cultivating and marketing medical cannabis to thousands of patients under a wide range of medical indications approved by Israel’s Ministry of Health.
 
Tilray has a pioneering track record as a company committed to making pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products available to patients in need around the world. Tilray was the first licensed medical cannabis producer to successfully export medical cannabis from North America and import medical cannabis products into the EU in 2016.
 
In addition to the Tilray-Canndoc Israel supply agreement and to further support the Israeli medical cannabis market expansion, Tilray has also agreed to purchase up to 5 tonnes of GMP-certified whole flower from Canndoc beginning in mid-2020. If future Israeli regulations allow, the whole flower will be shipped to Tilray’s Portugal facility and turned into GMP-certified finished product to distribute across Europe.  Otherwise, the whole flower will be developed into finished medical cannabis and distributed as a Tilray-Canndoc branded GMP-certified finished product in Israel to further support local supply needs.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificates Of Operation in Cincinnati, Maumee & Carroll

State_of_Ohio_Board_of_pharmacy_logo2COHIO:  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded Dispensary Certificates of Operation to the following entities:

  • Verilife, located at 5431 Ridge Ave., Cincinnati;
  • Bloom Medicinals, LLC, located at 1238 Conant St., Maumee; and
  • Ohio Provisions, located at 3560 Dolson Ct., Carroll.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Cleveland

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Rise, located at 1222 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

A Family of Pioneers In Cannabinoid Medicine Host Their First Seminar In Portland, OR

OREGON: An Introduction to Endocannabinology is the first seminar presented by Doctors Knox, a family of physicians pioneering the fields of endocannabinology and cannabinoid medicine.

Through their seminar series, the Knox doctors seek to share their expertise in the endocannabinoid system and the use of cannabis as medicine with other key cannabis industry stakeholders to ensure mutual success across the industry.

At this inaugural seminar, attendees will receive a world-class orientation to the endocannabinoid system and cannabis as medicine from this family of subject matter experts. Additionally, the event offers 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for healthcare professionals in the fields of pharmacy, nursing and medicine.

At the completion of An Introduction to Endocannabinology, attendees will be better prepared to engage meaningfully with the cannabis industry, whether discussing endocannabinoid health with colleagues, answering patients’ questions about cannabis use, assessing cannabis product quality, or advocating for sensible cannabis policy. 

The seminar takes place on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 am – 12 pm at Jupiter NEXT Hotel, located at 900 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214. The event will also be live streamed for remote viewers.

What’s on the agenda?

8:30-9:00 Registration + Coffee Bar

9:00-9:15 Welcome + Gratitude

9:15-10:15 An Introduction to Endocannabinology: Past, Present, and Future

10:15-10:30 Q&A

10:30-10:45 Break + Sponsor Marketplace

10:45-11:45 The Doctors’ Roundtable

11:45-12:00 pm Q&A + Conclusion

12:00-12:30 Sponsor Marketplace

Interested parties can register to attend in-person or via live stream at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-doctors-knox-event-an-introduction-to-endocannabinology-tickets-63452161122

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers for June 2019

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OHIO:  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for June 2019. These numbers include:

  • 45,663 Recommendations
  • 48,248 Registered patients with recommendations
    • 3,083 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 1,752 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 238 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 25,964 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 3,417 Registered Caregivers

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

Top Shops Online For Legal Cannabis

The demand for legal marijuana is continuously increasing and consumers are always in search of cannabis online shops. The legal market for cannabis is found mainly in North America and but more and more countries have allowed some form of cannabis products.

Reliable suppliers of legal marijuana products of cannabis flowers, edibles, and CBD Oils are often difficult to find. Ordering them online and getting home delivery provides the convenience modern consumers and patients demand.

We’ve compiled this list of Top Shops for Legal Cannabis to aid you in your search to find the legal products you seek.

Best Pot

Best Pot

Best Pot is an online cannabis store serving all of Canada. The site promises to deliver the ordered package within three working days. The variety of legal marijuana products are available for online shopping and guarantee high quality in competitive prices.

JUSTCBDEEZ

JustCBDeez

JustCBDeez is a cannabis producer with farms in Switzerland. They provide coverage to all of Europe and distribute CBD products approved from the lab. They are one of the most popular producers and have a strong network of distributors. Their product offerings comply with European regulations.

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Cannical

Cannical is a premium online cannabis store providing legal marijuana products to customers all over Europe. The company is based in Italy and they tout quality assurance measures to provide lab-certified products to their customers. Their website also provides useful information for all their types of products and their cannabis cultivation process.

Dr Seeds

DrSeeds

One of the premium cannabis shop online which provide the highest quality seeds. Dr. Seeds provides worldwide delivery with free discreet shipping for their online customers. Payments can be made through credit card and customers receive fast delivery.

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Seedsman

Seedsman brings so much to the table for cannabis consumers with more than 3000 cannabis seed variations. They regularly provide discounts to their customers and one can avail up to 25% if payment is made through Bitcoin. Seedman has top-class customer reviews from all over the world which makes them one of the best cannabis shops online.

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High Supplies

High Supplies offers high-quality cannabis seeds grown with premium genetic disposition.  They are based in the Netherlands and deliver products across Europe and North America.

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Grasscity

Grasscity was one of  the first online head shops based in the Netherlands,  operating since 2000. Offering some of the best smoke accessories online, Grasscity offers a wide range of smoking-related products. Their pricing is competitive,  with an emphasis on providing the ultimate satisfaction of the customers.

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I Love Growing Marijuana

I Love Growing Marijuana offers a large selection of seeds and growing supplies. One of the top-performing online websites with more than 30,000 daily visitors, and  hundreds of growing guides providing valuable information on everything from how to cultivate seeds successfully to operating a successful, profitable grow.

 

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Green Goddess Supply

With more than 25 years of serving customers online, Green Goddess Supply is one of the largest cannabis shops on the internet. Free delivery is available for all orders above $50, and pricing is  affordable for top-quality products.

Direct Vapor

Direct Vapor

Direct Vapors value proposition is in their tagline:  ‘huge selection and reasonable prices. ‘ With a 2-months warranty on all their online products and two weeks return policy, there is no such risk when placing orders — so what are you waiting for?

 

iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO Saul Kaye Comments on New Israeli Cannabis Initiatives

ISRAEL: Kupat Holim Meuhedet, Israel’s third largest health maintenance organization (HMO), announced yesterday that it was opening an internal cannabis unit using a digitalized system that will allow for significantly faster medical cannabis approval for patients in need.

In the framework of the new independent unit, the family doctor will transfer the request of the Meuhedet patient with a recommendation to the unit within the fund, which will approve the request. The process will shorten the generally long wait that typifies the unit of the Ministry of Health.  As a result, other health funds are considering the possibility of setting up similar units.

“We congratulate Meuchedet on their forward-thinking attitude to cannabis medicine and breaking the barriers that currently exist in Israel for patient access. For too long the HMOs have been complacent in the long and complicated process of obtaining medical cannabis in Israel. I hope to see the next news that they are covering the cost of cannabis for reimbursement as part of the medical system in Israel.  Meuchedet is the most supportive Israeli health fund. They have the most doctors who understand the importance of medical cannabis treatment and have the knowledge to prescribe it,” said iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO Saul Kaye.

In addition, also yesterday, Israeli news organizations reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will support a bill tabled by Likud MK Sharren Haskel that would, in effect, legalize cannabis by allowing all Israelis to grow one cannabis plant for personal consumption.  Dealing cannabis would remain illegal.

“No one should be criminalized for growing a cannabis plant and using the leaves as they see fit.  This is an important step in the process of decriminalizing cannabis in Israel and I hope this legislation passes soon after the Knesset is back from its summer recess. I have worked closely with MK Haskel on all of her cannabis initiatives and wish her well in the upcoming elections as Israel’s true cannabis voice in the Government,” said Kaye.