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…

Study: Majority Of Medical Cannabis Patients Are Seeking Pain Relief

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MICHIGAN: Most US patients registered to access medical cannabis cite chronic pain as their primary qualifying condition, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor reviewed patient registration data from the majority of states that provide medical cannabis access. (Some states, notably California and Maine, possess voluntary registries and therefore Read the full article…

Harvest Health & Recreation Acquires Six Additional Licenses In Home State of Arizona

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ARIZONA: Harvest Health & Recreation Inc, a vertically integrated public cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., has entered into a binding agreement providing for it to acquire six additional licenses in Arizona. Upon closing, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (Harvest) will control 16 licenses throughout its home state of Arizona, the 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…

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 Figures 1/16-1/27, 2019

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OHIO: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reports that the sale of legal medical cannabis has generated more than $330K to date. The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 1/27/2019: Total sales: $333,592 Total volume of product sold: 46 pounds Starting next week, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will begin providing weekly sales 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…

Aphria And UNOapp To Partner On Technology And Analytics Solutions For The Adult-Use Cannabis Industry

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CANADA: Aphria recently entered into an exclusive agreement with Toronto-based UNOapp to collaborate on the development of technology and analytics solutions for Canada’s adult-use cannabis industry.   “With our innovation-focused approach, Aphria is setting the pace for the evolution of the adult-use cannabis industry in Canada,” said Jakob Ripshtein, President of Aphria. “Our industry’s long-term future will be driven by consumer-centric, innovation-led product, brand and technology solutions. We are excited for this collaboration with a fantastic technology partner in UNOapp and look forward 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…