Database gives details on medical marijuana

Database gives details on medical marijuana

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The state’s medical marijuana database gives details on a variety of preparations, including product photos. The state Consumer Protection Department has launched a new resource to help medical marijuana buyers and health care practitioners navigate the growing number of cannabis brands legally available in Connecticut. The department last week unveiled an online medical marijuana database that includes a list of products alongside pertinent information like maker and dosage. As of Tuesday, the compendium lists 3,923 brands covering a variety of preparations, including balms, cannabis oils, capsules, pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes, pills, raw flowers, and vaporizer cartridges, in addition to various extracts, concentrates, sprays, and tinctures. Aside from producer and dose amount, the spreadsheet-style registry, available through the state’s Connecticut Data portal, allows users to lookup a medication’s approval date, form, and concentration of organic compounds like THC, THCA, and cannabidiol, which can determine a product’s strength and effect. 300×250 image ad Visitors can even download images of the preparations as they would look in a typical dispensary and the labels that appear on their packaging. Leslie O’Brien, who serves as legislative program director for the Consumer Protection Department, said the marijuana database is meant to assist patients and health care providers by giving them access to as much information about locally available drug brands as possible. O’Brien said the system also allows users to compare the offerings of various distributors to help them locate the product that best suits their needs. “The database lets patients shop around a bit more,” she said. “Maybe one supplier isn’t selling what they are looking for, but now they can see information about all of the brands in a more convenient format with a few clicks.” Almost 28,000 patients in the state are certified to receive medical marijuana, with 977 practitioners certifying patients, according […]

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