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University And Startup Partner To Offer Crash Course On Medical Marijuana For Health Workers

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In this photo, different strains of marijuana are displayed at Breakwater Treatment and Wellness in Cranbury, N.J. Some patients in Pennsylvania could be able to get prescriptions for medical marijuana early next year. In the meantime, many doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers have questions. Later this month, Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia-based startup Greenhouse Ventures will begin …

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Does Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increase Crime? Study Says Yes

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(joshuaraineyphotography/iStock) While Attorney General Jeff Sessions mulls over how to take down legal cannabis in the United States—making ludicrous comments like “DARE became fundamental to our success,” to a group of supporters of the war on drugs—a new study shows that closing medical marijuana dispensaries actually increases crime in the area where they operated. Published in July’s Journal of Urban …

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Bevin and Beshear ask judge to dismiss medical marijuana lawsuit

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Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear want a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky . In a motion filed Monday in Franklin Circuit Court, Bevin’s attorneys said medical marijuana is a “political question” that should be decided by the General Assembly, not a judge. “Since at least 2014, the …

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Jon Huntsman Sr., four-time cancer survivor, says he’d ‘love to’ try medical marijuana

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(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Huntsman Cancer Institute founder Jon M. Huntsman Sr. and his wife, Karen Huntsman, celebrate the opening of the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center in June. Huntsman, a cancer survivor, on Thursday endorsed legalizing medical uses of marijuana. "I’ve had such severe pain at times and the opioids haven’t done the job," he …

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Council continues debate on medical marijuana issue

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PATASKALA – The debate over whether to permit medical marijuana businesses in the city could be nearing an end — for the second time. The council met July 10, and during the meeting it listened to the second reading of an ordinance that would permit businesses to cultivate and process medical marijuana, albeit with a number of restrictions. It listened …

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How Does a Doctor Know if Medical Marijuana Is Working? Ehave Offers an Answer

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Medicine is a unique discipline, at once cutting edge and surprisingly low-tech. For all of the advances made in medical imaging technology and pharmaceuticals, medical records remain a largely pen and paper affair. As a result, doctors may miss opportunities to better tailor treatment to individual patients. It is also difficult to monitor how particular treatments affect different patients–information that …

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Orange Park to hold town meeting on medical marijuana dispensaries

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ORANGE PARK , Fla. – Florida lawmakers have given local governments the responsibility of deciding whether or not to add medical marijuana dispensaries. The Town of Orange Park will hold a public meeting Thursday at the Town Council to gauge the residents’ perspective. Last year, Orange Park became one of several local municipalities to impose a moratorium on these dispensaries. …