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.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Top $500K

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Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures — February 3, 2019 OHIO:  The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 2/3/2019: Total sales: $502,961 Total volume of product sold: 68.22 pounds The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will provide weekly sales figures through April 1st after which a monthly report will be available. Patient registration information Read the full article…

Oklahoma City School Board Approves On-Campus Medical Cannabis Use

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OKLAHOMA: Members of the school board for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (population: 644,000) unanimously voted last week in favor of new policy guidelines permitting caregivers to administer certain medical cannabis products to qualified patients while they are on school grounds. Voters last June approved a sweeping statewide initiative legalizing and regulating the use and dispensing of medical cannabis to patients who Read the full article…

Study: CBD-Dominant Cannabis Oil Safe And Effective In Autistic Patients

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ISRAEL: The administration of plant-derived cannabis extracts is effective and well-tolerated in patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to data published in the journal Scientific Reports. Israeli investigators assessed the safety and efficacy of the daily administration of CBD-enriched cannabis oil (consisting of 30 percent CBD and 1.5 percent THC) in a cohort of 188 patients with ASD. Of Read the full article…

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…

Cresco Labs Continues First To Market Strategy In Ohio By Facilitating First Legal Sale Of Medical Marijuana

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OHIO: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced the opening and first legal sale of medical marijuana in the state of Ohio at its CY+ dispensary, making this the second state medical marijuana program in which the Company has been first to market. “In Ohio, we 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…