First US Clinical Study Assessing Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Supplementation In Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury Begins In Colorado

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COLORADO:  The Flowering HOPE Foundation and Clover Leaf University have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study to be approved to investigate plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury.  The study will analyze quantitative EEG brain activity and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 subjects with mild traumatic brain injury and controls who currently Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Announces Number Of Unique Patients Who Purchased Medical Marijuana

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today announced that licensed dispensaries in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reported purchases by 5,465 unique patients through Feb. 28, 2019.

Cresco Labs Opens Third Pittsburgh Area Dispensary

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PENNSYLVANIA: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, has announced the opening of a CY+ dispensary in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. To commemorate the opening, Cresco welcomed Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to cut the ceremonial ribbon and to speak about the opioid crisis plaguing the state and Cresco’s Read the full article…

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures – February 24, 2019

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OHIO:  The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 2/24/2019: Total sales: $1,196,959 Total volume of product sold: 159 pounds The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will provide weekly sales figures through April 1st after which a monthly report will be made available. Patient registration information will continue to be reported on a monthly Read the full article…

Arizona: Federal Judge Rules Medical Cannabis Patient’s Firing Violated State Law

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The case is Whitmire v. Walmart Stores Incorporated ARIZONA: A private employer acted improperly when it fired a state-registered medical cannabis patient for failing a urinalysis drug screen, a federal judge ruled last week. United States District Judge James A. Teilborg opined that Walmart violated Arizona law by terminating an employee solely for testing positive for the presence of THC metabolites in her Read the full article…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificates Of Operation In Elryia & Jackson

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Clubhouse Dispensary, located at 709 Sugar Ln., Elyria. and to Buckeye Botanicals LLC, located at 3 Acy Ave., Jackson. List of all Dispensary Certificates of Operation  

First Year Of Medical Marijuana Helps 83,000 Pennsylvanians

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PENNSYLVANIA: The Wolf Administration today announced that in its first year the state’s medical marijuana program has helped 83,000 Pennsylvanians access this vital medication, which was dispensed nearly 600,000 times at approved dispensaries across the state. “The first year that the state’s medical marijuana program has been operational tells us that this program is working to Read the full article…

Patients Frequently Substitute Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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CANADA: Patients authorized to legally use medical cannabis frequently substitute it in place of benzodiazepines, according to a pair of new studies. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety. According to data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control, benzodiazepines were attributed to over 11,500 overdose deaths in 2017. In the first study, Canadian Read the full article…

Survey: Three Of Four Military Veterans Would Consider Using Medical Cannabis

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NEW YORK: Seventy-five percent of military veterans say that they would consider using either “cannabis or cannabinoid products as a treatment option,” according to member survey data compiled by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The organization represents over 400,000 veterans nationwide. Under existing federal regulations, physicians affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In East Liverpool

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to FRX Health, located at 1865 Dresden Ave., East Liverpool. For a list of all Dispensary Certificates of Operation, please click here.