Tag: Medical

Nebraska Advocacy Group Continues Pushing for Medical Cannabis Legalization

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) is continuing to ramp up its medical cannabis ballot campaign for a third, and hopefully last time. NMM officially launched its campaign on Sept. 13 with two different measures: The Patient Protection Act and The Medical Cannabis Regulation Act. The former would provide protection for both patients as well as […]

Medella LLC Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission – Verano Holdings (OTC:VRNOF)

Alabama cannabis regulator is getting sued yet again. This time, a medical cannabis company applying for a license filed a defamation lawsuit against the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC). The lawsuit from Medella LLC alleges that the AMCC’s assessments of various license candidates misleadingly insinuated that either one of the company’s owners or senior directors […]

Medical Pot Patients Enjoy Improved Quality Of Life, Lower Pain, Anxiety And Depression, Research Shows

A recent Australian study involving over 2,300 individuals with chronic health conditions has revealed interesting improvements in their overall quality of life within the initial three months of using medical cannabis. The study, published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, also found a reduction in fatigue. The research also highlighted improvements in anxiety, depression, […]

Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Set To Surpass Last Year’s Record Of $270M

The people of Arkansas spent $23.2 million on medical cannabis in July, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. According to the Department of Finance and Administration, such recent spending is set to surpass the state’s record sales from last year. Scott Hardin, a spokesman for the Department of Finance, said July’s sales numbers demonstrate that Arkansas will exceed […]

Bahamas Considers Weed Legalization for Religious, Medical Use

Government officials in the Bahamas last week introduced a number of measures that would dramatically change the country’s marijuana laws, including one proposal that would legalize cannabis for religious and medical purposes. The Associated Press reports that the Bahamian government introduced “several bills” aimed at marijuana reform. One, according to the AP, would decriminalize possession […]

We Need to Chill Out About Categorizing ‘Medical’ Versus ‘Recreational’

I used to wake up in the middle of the night, every night, with a nightmare. In it, my body was frozen, and trigger warning: In the nightmare, I was fading in and out of unconscious, but someone was raping me. They were textbook PTSD nightmares, and I had no idea what to do about […]

South Dakota’s Medical Cannabis Program Shatters Projections

The South Dakota Department of Health has issued roughly 11,500 cards since the medical marijuana program launched in 2021––shattering the department’s projections of 6,000 cards issued by 2024.  “We’ve doubled the amount that we were projecting to see in three years within two years,” said Jennifer Seale, the administrator of South Dakota’s medical cannabis program, […]

Cannabis Licensing Chaos In Alabama Heats Up As Medical Marijuana Giant Takes Weed Regulators To Court – Verano Holdings (OTC:VRNOF)

Chicago-based marijuana company Verano Holdings Corp. VRNO VRNOF sued the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) on Monday, reported Alabama Reflector. Why? Verano first secured Alabama’s highly sought-after Integrated Facility License in June as part of the commission’s first attempt to award cannabis licenses and then lost its chance to get a share of the state […]

Health Insurance Premiums Decrease in States With Legal Medical Cannabis

A new study featured online in The International Journal of Drug Policy (which will be included in the September 2023 issue of the journal) shows evidence that states with legal medical cannabis have lowered health insurance premiums. The study authors included professors from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Illinois State University, and Eastern Michigan […]

Idaho Activists Continue Drive To Get Medical Cannabis Measure On 2024 Ballot

An advocacy group is determined to bring medical cannabis to Idaho, one of the last remaining states with no form of legal weed.  The group is called Kind Idaho, and its supporters are currently in the process of rounding up signatures to get the proposal on next year’s ballot. Joe Evans, the treasurer for the […]

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