$1.1 Trillion Budget to Impact People in Pain, Medical Marijuana, Veterans and Medical Device Innovation When President Obama signed a huge tax and spending law to keep the government running and avoid a year-end budget showdown, there were a few things tucked into the $1.1 trillion law that directly impact people ...
December 28, 2015Daily Dose
Mexico City (AFP) - When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country's cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. "I really have ...
December 15, 2015Daily Dose
Breast cancer is a disastrous disease that affects the lives of patients and families in all parts of the world. Breast cancer remains the most common malignancy among Western women and accounts for 22.9% of all cancers in women across the globe. In 2008, breast cancer was reported as the cause of ...
December 14, 2015Daily Dose
Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger decides to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for the Minnesota medical cannabis program.
December 7, 2015Chris Nazarenus
Medical marijuana has been available in Canada for over a decade, but there's a surprising lack of scientific research to guide doctors and patients, advocates say. VANCOUVER -- When Jonathan Zaid turned 18, his mom gave him an unusual birthday present -- one that would turn out to be life-changing. Zaid had ...
December 4, 2015Chris Nazarenus
A review of nearly 80 clinical trials found evidence that cannabinoids, one of the active constituents of cannabis, can help patients deal with nausea and vomiting.
November 23, 2015Daily Dose
Kari L. Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP, of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy described the evidence for using medical marijuana in older patient populations during a session at the 2015 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although many states have approved ...
November 11, 2015Daily Dose
What medical conditions qualify for marijuana treatment in California? California passed the Compassionate Use Act, also known as Prop 215, in 1996. Prop 215 provides legal protections to seriously ill patients who have a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana for medical purposes, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The measure ...
November 2, 2015Daily Dose
Patient Story: Michael McNamara Cannabis Is Medicine: By Michael McNamara My journey with cannabis did not begin in the same way as other people began their journey. I was 23 years old and a musician with a serious stomach injury, and a history of anxiety. I was having a tough time. That was in ...
October 20, 2015Chris Nazarenus