Study: CBD Dosing Relieves Symptoms In Patients With Anxiety Disorders

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COLORADO: The daily administration of CBD is associated with sustained symptomatic relief in patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders, according to the results of a case series published in The Permanente Journal. Investigators at the University of Colorado, Denver and Colorado State University assessed the adjunctive use of low daily doses of CBD (typically 25mg capsules) over a Read the full article…

Acreage Holdings’ Partner, Greenleaf Apothecaries, Opens The Botanist Dispensary In Canton, Ohio

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NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, the United States’ largest vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator according to public filings, announced Greenleaf Apothecaries has opened its first “The Botanist” medical cannabis dispensary in Canton, OH. Acreage maintains a Management Services Agreement with Greenleaf that delivers Acreage’s operational expertise, product development capabilities, and “The Botanist” retail dispensary brand. Greenleaf Read the full article…

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…

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

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

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…

Pennsylvania Issues Permits For Phase II Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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PENNSYLVANIA: The Pennsylvania Department of Health today issued 23 dispensary permits for Phase II of the medical marijuana program. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana. “The permitting of these locations as part of Phase II of the medical marijuana program will ensure more people 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…

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…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Announces First Week Statistics For Patient And Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for one week, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 1,948 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 1,062 have activated their Registry Card. The State Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will be available.

Administration of Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program To Transfer To Cannabis Control Commission

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MASSACHUSETTS: On December 23, 2018, administration and oversight of the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program will transfer from the Department of Public Health (DPH) to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), a change that is mandated by Massachusetts law, Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, AN ACT TO ENSURE SAFE ACCESS TO MARIJUANA. The law requires Read the full article…

How To Choose The Right Kind Of Legal Marijuana For You

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By Nancy Fernandez Legal marijuana marketplaces are opening across the country, introducing a wide variety of strains and infused-products, all carrying individual effects and benefits. The balance of cannabinoids, terpenes, and THC changes the high and medicinal effects of cannabis. There is no single plant which produces an identical effect. Instead, each strain carries its own distinct characteristics. From Read the full article…