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Critics argue that we don’t have enough evidence of weed’s effectiveness as medicine. That’s simply not true. One of the most common arguments against the efficacy of medical cannabis today is that public policy is outpacing real science. Currently, 33 states along with the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have passed laws for […]
Drastic changes to New York’s medical marijuana program are tucked into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational pot. From abolishing strict patient eligibility rules to permitting homegrown cannabis for medical use, the once anti-marijuana governor has seemingly conceded to many pro-cannabis demands. Notably, some of the existing medical marijuana companies in New York, which spent […]
Cannabinoid-derived product by Ontario-based Tetra Bio-Pharma to be officially recognized as a drug Ontario-based Oriol Rhodes has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, but it’s only recently that she has ventured into an uncharted territory: cannabis. “A year ago, I knew very little; particularly about substance use, and absolutely nothing about harm […]
The substitution effect: More people are making the switch to marijuana Could cannabis be a helping hand to alcoholics? If possible, it could be a watershed moment for themany as 33 million Americans who struggle with alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive drug in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that […]
Two years ago, the people of Florida overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment 2, creating a constitutional right for those with medical conditions to seek treatment through medical marijuana. Two years later — where are we now? There are now over 150,000 patients licensed to use medical marijuana in the state of Florida. Most of the […]
The Johnstown company demonstrated at an administrative hearing that its application should have received additional points for its pesticide plan. Confusion over Ohio Grown Therapies’ pesticide plan in its initial application for a Level 1 medical marijuana cultivation license nearly lost the Johnstown company entry into Ohio’s nascent market, until the Department of Commerce reevaluated the business’s […]
Safe, convenient and less stigma-inducing, cannabis capsules seem to have it all. Encouraging, but like everything else cannabis-related, there’s a downside Earlier this year, three major cannabis producers introduced another innovative product to the market: cannabis capsules. MedReleaf Corp. and CanniMed by Aurora received Health Canada approval to sell cannabis oil soft-gel capsules, and CannTrust Holdings Inc. announced a range […]