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How Medical Marijuana Made Me a Better Mom.

I had a medical marijuana card for nearly two years before I worked up the nerve to buy legal weed. Living in laid-back Vermont, I had access to a friend’s homegrown herb, which my husband used to make me cannabis-infused coconut butter in the family Crock-Pot. Applying the butter topically soothed my chronic pelvic pain […]

Medical Marijuana Passes in Missouri, But What’s Next?

A week after Missouri voters passed Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana in the Show Me State, a lot of questions are being asked about what exactly is coming. Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment to allow medical cannabis, passed by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent. But when – and if – you can […]

Election Day 2018: Will More States go to Pot?

“Too many people fought too hard to make sure all citizens of all colors, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities can vote to think that not voting somehow sends a message.” – Rep. Luis Gutierrez I vape. I vote. The retiring Illinois congressman whose quote appears above had it absolutely right. We must vote during the […]

Puff, Puff, Passed: Cannabis Wins This Midterm

Michigan becomes the tenth state to legalize cannabis on a recreational level, and Missouri and Utah now join thirty-one other states who have legalized medical marijuana. But what’s next and how will this affect employers? Here is a quick summary of some of the major issues employers may face now that cannabis is legal in […]

The Origins of Prescription Opioids

The search for a perfect painkiller is as old as humankind. For thousands of years ancient societies pressed herbs and flowers to try find a cure for chronic pain, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that the discovery of a “miracle drug” changed the course of history like no other drug before. In the […]

Get Cannabis Covered Under Your Health Benefits

As many of you have already experienced, we’ve had continued success over the past 12 months in establishing coverage for medical cannabis under major health insurance plans. We would like to ensure that this service is offered to anyone using cannabis therapy. Please contact us if you have health benefits through your employer, or are covered […]

Claim Your Cannabis As a Medical Expense

Don’t forget to claim your medical cannabis as a medical expense when you do your 2016 taxes (due on or before April 30, 2017). Here’s how to do it: Step 1: Get Your 2016 Receipts Most Licensed Producers (LPs) have a section on their websites where you can view your past orders and print your […]

Russian Wisdom, Anxiety and CBD

By J. Lehmann As the daughter of old-school Russians, I was raised to believe that sadness, anxiety and insomnia were simply self-indulgences that resulted from having too much time on my hands. A typical exchange with my mother might go like this: Me: “I can’t sleep at night and I worry all the time.” Mom: […]

Why Licensing Will Matter When Legalization Happens

Anyone who lives in Ontario understands the burn of having harmonized sales tax (HST) added to nearly every retail purchase. Even when we don’t see the tax, it’s still there. Booze is a perfect example. On top of the LCBO’s significant mark up on imported wines, HST is also added into the price. The result […]

MJBizCon Puts on the Really Big Show

LAS VEGAS – Upon arrival at the Las Vegas Convention Center, you immediately sense excitement as you pass under a huge banner announcing you have arrived at MJBizCon, the biggest legal cannabis industry trade show in the U.S. B2B brands line the show floor offering anything and everything for growers, extractors, company executives, dispensary owners, […]

How Do Cannabinoids Quell Anxiety?

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with stigma but the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve. The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders exists, but remains wholly misunderstood. Anxiety presents differently in every patient, and there is no definitive cure with […]

How Safe Is It To Smoke Marijuana Every Day?

We hear a variation of this question a lot. “Am I an addict if I smoke marijuana every day?” As with most questions, answers will be all over the place. But the most important answer is how you answer it yourself. Unfortunately, there are no definitive research that you can point to for the complete answer. […]

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Wisc.: Election brings new hope, but challenges remain

Local voters approve 13 medical marijuana and seven legalization measures; ask legislators to listen. Great news! On Election Day, around a million Wisconsin voters approved advisory questions on their ballots calling for more humane marijuana laws. More than half of the state’s population saw cannabis-related measures on their ballots, and every single one of the […]

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Don’t Be a Marijuana Mooch!

DON’T BE THE MOOCH. This morning when I went to the gym before work, I put on an NPR podcast that delved into the story of the FTC’s bust of David Diamond. Diamond is an infamous Angeleno who defrauded hundreds of people via telemarketing scams. In the podcast, the interviewee does a great job of […]

Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the list of more than 30 states allowing patients […]

Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug would make Thailand a trailblazer in Asia. The post Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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How Cannabis Fared in the California Elections

As we wrote on Tuesday, the midterm elections were monumental for cannabis: Michigan voters approved of a proposal legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, Utah and Missouri will soon establish medical marijuana regimes, and Texas Representative and marijuana antagonist Pete Sessions lost to a Democrat. All in all, Tuesday was a good day at the […]

Veterans Continue Their Long March for Access to Marijuana

Roger Martin, a U.S. Army veteran from the Vietnam era and a former police officer, was addicted to OxyContin and Ambien, which he used for years to treat injuries sustained while in military service. Now Martin heads an organization that ships medical cannabis and hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products for free to veterans and first responders […]

5 Unexpected Ways Medical Marijuana Can Make Your Life Better

In the last few years, there has been growing interest in cannabis and what it can do in the medical field. More research than ever before is being conducted, and more medical professionals are beginning to embrace it as a potential treatment for their patients. Go to Source Author: Administrator Puffin’ On Some Good New?! […]

Doctor Wants Ohio to Allow Marijuana as Opioid Alternative

By Mark Gillispie CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medical professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths in 2017. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as […]

Louisville poised to tweak marijuana buffers, limits on stores

A series of proposed code tweaks could eliminate caps on how many marijuana retailers are allowed within Louisville and slash the city’s current school buffer requirements. In part an effort to align the city’s marijuana business codes with those of liquor stores — an initiative city officials called for earlier this year — the bid […]

Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

DETROIT — Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. More than half the states have already legalized medical marijuana, and Utah and Missouri could join their ranks […]

Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year. The post Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! […]

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Monday, November 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, November 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary (Marijuana Business Daily) // First Massachusetts retail marijuana shop could open in ‘next week or two,’ Cannabis Commission chairman says (Mass Live) // Mexico’s Ruling Party Plans Legislation To Legalize Marijuana […]

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Medical Cannabis Users Anxious Over Supply Shortages

‘It’s something of a health crisis now,’ advocate says Can’t find any weed to buy for a party this weekend? Don’t complain. Canadians who use cannabis for medical reasons are being hit by shortages in a far worse way. “It’s actually more than a supply issue. Really, it’s something of a health crisis now,” said […]

First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to a news release. “Because these patients have historically not responded […]

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Mexico

Looking for a natural treatment for your health? This guide will help New Mexico residents apply for and acquire a medical marijuana card. The post How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Mexico appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Zibby Wilder Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Prohibition (Marijuana Moment) // Verdict Reached In Controversial Marijuana Grow Facility Lawsuit (CBS 4 Denver) // Police warn against the dangers of marijuana candy, but report no incidents (MuckRock) Today’s headlines are brought to you […]

U.S. House Speaker Touts Benefits of CBD and Industrial Hemp

The top Republican in the U.S. House has issued a surprise endorsement of a key marijuana ingredient’s medical benefits, as well as the uses of industrial hemp. “It has proven to work,” Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said of cannabidiol (CBD) on Oct. 30, 2018, specifying that it “helps reduce seizures.” “We do this in […]

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // U.S. cannabis firm Curaleaf falls in trading debut following biggest-ever reverse takeover on CSE (Financial Post) // Medical marijuana board says they’ll offer some grace during licensing crackdown (Michigan Live) // At a sometimes tense meeting on medical marijuana, Speaker Hughes […]

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Legalization Leaves Medical Users Stranded, and More

One unfortunate result of legalization: medical marijuana patients that are facing shortages, or the complete disappearance, of the medical product. Tilray, a major producer which at one point this week ran out of medical cannabis, explains that medical buying ramped up before legalization, and then increased further when Tilray warned its customers there might be […]

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Medicinal Cannabis User Organizes Protest After Unlicensed Saskatoon Dispensaries Forced to Shutter

A Saskatoon woman who says medicinal cannabis saved her life is organizing a protest at city hall Saturday afternoon following the unlicensed dispensary closures this week. Alicia Yashcheshen credits medicinal cannabis for keeping her alive after she developed Crohn’s disease following a bad reaction to a prescription, Vioxx, which resulted in anorexia. “If I don’t […]

Utah’s Grand Bargain on Medical Marijuana: Will It Work?

Utah’s compromise is the latest evidence of how quickly confidence in medical cannabis has reached some of America’s most conservative communities. The post Utah’s Grand Bargain on Medical Marijuana: Will It Work? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Alex Halperin Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Friday, October 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, October 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global (Tech Crunch) // Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $31 Million (New Cannabis Ventures) // Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million […]

Lacking Test Labs, Louisiana Delays Medical Marijuana Sales

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of two licensed cannabis growers in Louisiana said patients might have to wait two months later than hoped for medical marijuana products to be available at dispensaries across the state. John Davis, GB Sciences Louisiana president, which was hired by Louisiana State University as a sanctioned grower, told news […]

Utah House Speaker: Agreement Won’t Sandbag Marijuana Vote

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s House Speaker is telling skeptical Democrats that an agreement reached between Mormon leaders, lawmakers and cannabis proponents wasn’t done to sabotage the November 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative. The Republican leader, Greg Hughes, said the bill is “not to interrupt (Proposition 2),” but instead “to acknowledge it.” Unlike Proposition […]

New York Senate Report: Expand Medical Marijuana Coverage

Two days after New York Assembly members filed legislation that would require certain health insurance programs to cover medical marijuana on Oct. 22, 2018, a report from members of the state’s Senate recommended a similar move. The state should be “expanding health insurance coverage options for medical marijuana as a method to reduce overall usage […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana (Gallup) // Chart: Is marijuana already becoming a mainstream industry? (Marijuana Business Daily) // Customers Flag Bulky Legal Cannabis Packaging (Huffington Post (Canadian Press)) Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends […]

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

TORONTO — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in […]

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“I Can’t Imagine Practising Without It”: Local Vet Says Cannabis-derived Cbd Helps Her Four-legged Clients

Dr. Katherine Kramer has seen the headlines about veterinarians in Canada decrying the use of cannabis-derived CBD on pets. “It’s interesting,” she tells the Straight by phone from her office at Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital, where she has practised veterinary medicine since 2011. “A lot of vets are publicly saying, ‘No, there’s not enough research,’ […]

Is CBD the “wonder-elixir” for Generation Anxious?

In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with chamomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD. An aesthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon […]

Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized pot in […]

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Cannabis: the Ideal Paediatric Medicine?

CANNABIS CULTURE – I was rewatching the documentary The Scientist, which looks at how Raphael Mechoulam and his team discovered tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the endocannabinoid system (ECS). At the 33:30 mark, there’s a section titled “Hashish for Children”.  To quote from the film: “INTERVIEWER: So in 1995, you had an idea of testing THC on […]

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California Cannabis Delivery: Not So Fast and Furiously Difficult

When the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) first released its proposed medical cannabis regulations under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) last April it created license types for laboratories, retailers, distributors, and transporters. Most people were surprised (and worried) when they found out that the MCRSA did not create a license type […]

Do You Qualify? NJ Has A New List Of MMJ Conditions

Phil Murphy took one look at New Jersey’s floundering medical marijuana program and made it a top priority. The post Do You Qualify? NJ Has A New List Of MMJ Conditions appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Mary Schumacher Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

How Marijuana Fights Obesity: A Breakdown Of The Science

Yes, marijuana increases the appetite in most consumers, giving may of us the munchies. But marijuana fights obesity too. Find out how. The post How Marijuana Fights Obesity: A Breakdown Of The Science appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Al Olson Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Big Pharma Company Partners with Cannabis Producer

There has been a major new partnership formed in the pharmaceutical industry, according to a newly filed binding letter of intent. American-owned cannabis producer Tilray will form a strategic alliance with Sandoz Canada, an affiliate of Sandoz International, the arm of Novartis Group that produces generic pharmaceutical products. This won’t be a limited partnership, either, […]

Is Cannabis Allowed in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes are flushed with people who need cannabis, so why is it so hard to find facilities accepting this medicinal plant? The post Is Cannabis Allowed in Nursing Homes? appeared first on Leafly. Powered by WPeMatico