View Post

Weed delivery startup now offers house calls for medical marijuana cards

In Dispensaries, Industry News, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

In this photograph made on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, a marijuana plant is seen at Tikkun Olam medical cannabis farm, near the northern Israeli city of Safed, Israel. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can now get a medical marijuana recommendation without leaving home. Meadow, a marijuana delivery startup, launched a new service Wednesday: CannabisMD. The …

View Post

Top U.S. doctor says medical marijuana may help some conditions

In Industry News, Regulatory, Top Stories by MediReview StaffLeave a Comment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said the medical effectiveness of marijuana had to be shown scientifically and much …

View Post

Treating Pain With Medical Marijuana

In Arthritis, Global, Industry News, Top Stories by ChrisLeave a Comment

“Joints for Joints.” That was the title of a lighthearted yet science-based debate at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals in 2011. The topic: whether medical marijuana – that is, the medicinal use of the cannabis plant – was a safe and effective arthritis treatment. Taking the “con” view, Stuart L. Silverman, …

View Post

Medical Marijuana Advocates In Illinois Losing Hope Amid Program’s Delays

In Industry News, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Advocates for medical marijuana in Illinois are concerned that delays in issuing distribution licenses, exacerbated by a change in governors, is keeping the drug from patients who need it. Former Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, who supported medical marijuana, left office in January without issuing licenses for growth and distribution, leaving it to …

View Post

Changes likely in medical marijuana code

In Industry News, Regulatory, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

A container of marijuana at a medical marijuana grow facility, whose operators asked it not be identified, in Colorado Springs on Feb. 14, 2012, where Chaz Moore purchases medicinal products. Colorado police say they face a troubling predicament in determining whether medical marijuana grows are legal or illegal. They have asked the Colorado General Assembly to address that issue in …

View Post

Medical marijuana booming as Nevada Legislature begins

In Industry News, Regulatory, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

(Photo: Getty Images/Hemera) Demand for medical marijuana in Nevada is expected to double this year as dispensaries open and state lawmakers discuss potential patchwork legislation for the budding industry. For starters, the number of medical marijuana cardholders in Washoe County jumped more than 65 percent in 2014. “One thing we have been able to do is look at other states …

View Post

Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high— will it go global?

In Global, Industry News, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

Israel has been an early pioneer in the field of medical marijuana and continues to lead in research focused on developing unique cultivars and targeting them to specific disorders. Although many government regulatory agencies reject any efficacy whatsoever for cannabis medicine, citing the standard pharmaceutical drug/clinical trial process for any compounds that may prove beneficial (e.g., Sativex), the obvious way …

View Post

Prosecutors ‘Don’t Want The Jury To Hear The Truth’

In Advocacy, Industry News, Regulatory, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

Bizarre legal circumstances and a stubborn justice system have boxed non-criminals into the prospect of 10-year jail sentences for simply following state rules in regards to cultivating and utilizing plant medicine for their own use. Perhaps their main transgression has been to be too transparent; the hallmark of honest people trying to do the right thing in their quest to …