Canadian Producer Aphria Comments On News Of Pesticide Use; Reaffirms Commitment To Quality And Safety

Canadian producer Aphira affirms non-pesticide use

CANADA: Despite most Licensed Producers taking great care to provide safe and effective products, there are still reports surfacing regarding the presence of harmful pesticides in regulated medical cannabis. “We support the use of independent evaluations and testing of medical cannabis as a necessary measure to protect the safety of Canadians,” said Vic Neufeld, Chief Executive Read the full article…

Terra Tech Announces Opening Of Fourth Nevada Medical Cannabis Dispensary

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Grand Opening in Reno, Nevada on January 12, 2017 NEVADA: Terra Tech Corp., a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company,  announced that its new Blüm dispensary, located at 1085 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada, will open to patients on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. The Company will also host a Grand Opening Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Provides Update On Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

PENNSYLVANIA:  At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017. “I am excited to announce that we’ve reached an important milestone in the program with Read the full article…

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Improved Cognitive Performance, Reduced Opioid Use

Michigan likes its marijuana

MASSACHUSETTS: Medical cannabis administration is associated with improved cognitive performance and lower levels of prescription drug use, according to longitudinal data published online in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators from Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital evaluated the use of medicinal cannabis on patients’ cognitive performance over a three-month period. Participants in the study were either Read the full article…

Citing Themselves as a Top Factor in Prescribed Opioid Abuse, 73% of US Physicians Want More Alternative Therapies And Less Meds

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

MASSACHUSETTS: US physicians who prescribe opioid pain medications are owning their role in today’s opioid abuse while citing structural problems that feed the issue, and calling for more alternative therapies integrated with medication. The data are from the latest public health perception analysis created by InCrowd, a provider of real-time market intelligence to the life sciences and Read the full article…

Department of Health Asks For Patient Input On Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy

PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged Pennsylvanians who will be eligible for the Medical Marijuana Program to participate in a short survey to help ensure the program will meet their needs. The survey will be available on the department’s website until 5:00 PM on Friday, November 18. “If you are a Pennsylvania resident and a patient with a serious medical Read the full article…

MMJ Patients Speak To Canadian Task Force on Marijuana Legalization And Regulation

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

CANADA: Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes had the opportunity today to directly address the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation about their issues and concerns as the Task Force develops recommendations for the government’s planned major changes to Canadian laws about cannabis. The full afternoon session in Toronto, hosted by Read the full article…

N.M. Medical Cannabis Program Grows To 31,000 Patients

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NEW MEXICO: The number of patients in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program reached 30,877 at the end of the third quarter, an increase of more than 4300 since June 30, 2016.  This increase is twice the amount of patients that were added to the program in the same quarter in 2015.  Additionally the program has Read the full article…

Ninth Circuit Rules Marijuana Card Holders May Not Own Firearms

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NEVADA: Last Wednesday a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that holding a marijuana card precludes its owner from keeping and bearing arms. In the process, the panel threw out the First, Second, and Fifth Amendment rights. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada resident who held a state-issued marijuana card but Read the full article…

N.M. Medial Cannabis Program Surpasses 30,000 Patients

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The Medical Cannabis Program reaches all-time high patient numbers in August NEW MEXICO: The number of patients in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program reached 30,140 this month, including 975 pending applications, according to a document released by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday at a legislative meeting in Taos. NMDOH confirmed in a Read the full article…