Kings County’s first medical-marijuana dispensary is moving in down the street from the Barclays Center this December. Citiva dispensary will be located at 202 Flatbush Ave. between Dean and Bergen streets on the Park Slope–Prospect Heights Border.
Israel could soon become known as the Silicon Valley of medical marijuana if leaders in the industry have their way. Israel’s medical cannabis sector is flourishing, thanks in part to growing business ties with Canada, which recently legalized marijuana.
After campaigning to convince other veterans that marijuana can help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, Colin Bond is finally seeing that people are heeding his advice. PTSD has become the most common condition treated by patients who use medical marijuana in Illinois.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD, is a mental illness that occurs after a person has experienced a traumatic and scarring event. According to a VA report from 2012, 30% of veterans who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from PTSD.
After nearly a decade, the first American study to determine the medical benefits of cannabis in treating post-traumatic stress disorder is nearing completion. Dr. Sue Sisley and the Scottsdale Research Institute need only approve five more patients by mid-October to hit their goal of 76 trials.
Charles Claybaker spent five tours in Afghanistan that left the Army Ranger with a crushed leg, hip and spine and a traumatic brain injury. Army doctors loaded him up with a dozen prescriptions to numb the pain and keep his PTSD in check.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that state officials will hold a series of “listening sessions” about marijuana legalization. The move is the latest in an intensified evolution of the cannabis policy debate in New York.
Amani Toomer was a star receiver for the New York Giants, but in retirement he’s hoping to be a medical marijuana provider. Toomer and an associate on attended a meeting of the Fort Lee Borough Council, during which town leaders officially voiced support for a medical marijuana facility.
While Millennials and Gen-Xers make up a good chunk of the cannabis market, Baby Boomers are consuming marijuana more frequently than ever before, according to a report published in June. According to study examining patterns of cannabis consumption among Americans aged 50 and older, use increased more than 70 percent between 2006 and 2013.
Adding chronic pain and anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions has expand New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program, according to health department data. Of the roughly 11,000 patients who have joined since the beginning of the Murphy Administration, 7,700 have one of the new conditions added on March 26.