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N.Y. — New York is making it easier for patients who use prescription opioids to replace those painkillers with medical marijuana. The state Health Department said it has filed emergency regulations that make any condition for which opioids are prescribed a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. While chronic pain is considered a qualifying condition for […]
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — UPDATE (7/11): The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has confirmed to KATV that the Medical Marijuana Commission has not yet decided if they’ll send denial letters to the remaining 90 cultivation license applicants. Spokesperson Scott Hardin said at Thursday’s meeting, the MMC will discuss how to proceed with the unsuccessful applicants […]
The recent judicial decision casts uncertainty across a growing segment of the state’s medical marijuana industry. Dozens of medical marijuana patients and their families congregated outside the Arizona State Capitol in downtown Phoenix July 3 to denounce a recent Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that the state’s medical marijuana law does not permit the use […]
As far as Indian Land mom and activist Michelle Simonetti is concerned, it’s high time that South Carolina legalize medical marijuana. Too many people are suffering without it needlessly, she said. It’s not about getting high, Simonetti noted. It’s all about getting well. “I want people to see it as a medical issue,” she said. […]
The drug’s approval permits its use in patients aged two years and older with Dravet Syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), rare childhood-onset forms of epilepsy that are among the most resistant to treatment. The drug, Epidiolex, is made up of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the hundreds of molecules found in the marijuana plant, and […]
Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration today granted market approval for Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The FDA’s decision was not unexpected, as the proprietary extract formulation — developed by the British biotechnology firm GW […]
One of the central issues in the debate over the medical-marijuana question on Tuesday’s election ballot is whether scientific research confirms that marijuana can offer health benefits. So far, marijuana has not been approved as a medicine by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA requires clinical trials in hundreds, then thousands, of human patients […]
THC is detectable for only a relatively short period, but the cannabinoid’s metabolites can stay around in the body for much longer. While the euphoric effects of THC can fade rather quickly, the compound and its metabolites can stay in your system for weeks after consumption, in some cases even longer. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is […]