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.
Israel’s parliament, known as the Knesset, approved a bill to decriminalize the possession of cannabis in a vote of 41-1. The new law, which goes into effect on April 1, 2019, will replace criminal charges and jail time as a punishment for cannabis possession with fines for first-time offense.
A long-awaited report on marijuana will recommend that New York legalize it, the state’s top health official said. While the report has not yet been finalized, its authors reached their conclusion after a thorough review of the legal, medical and social implications of legalization.
The list of qualifying conditions for those who use medical marijuana has expanded, but the number of dispensaries have not. Right now there are only 22 active dispensaries across the state. A bill right now in the Assembly and Senate would expand the number of dispensaries allowed in the state. Currently, the bill has not Read more about Bill in assembly would expand the number of marijuana dispensaries in New York[…]
President Trump said he will likely support a congressional effort to end the ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Some doctors are now are looking into whether medical marijuana could turn into an alternative Read more about Will medical marijuana replace opioids in war on cancer?[…]