Prescriptions for all opioids decreased by 3.742 million daily doses per year when medical cannabis dispensaries opened. Medical cannabis policies may be one mechanism that can encourage lower prescription opioid use and serve as a harm abatement tool in the Continue reading Two Studies Show Medical Cannabis Laws Associated with Significant Reductions in Opioid Prescribing in Medicare Part D Population.
The World Health Organization issues report on Cannabis and its medical use. Summary and Conclusions “It has been advanced that whole plant cannabis can be used for multiple therapeutic purposes. The evidence presented on potential medical uses and risks Continue reading World Health Organization – Update of Cannabis and its medical use
Oct 13, 2017 — On August 31, 2017, the Oregon Health Authority issued a letter notifying growers under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) that they must tell the OHA whether they are going to continue to grow for patients Continue reading And the Rules Keep on Changing
American Legion adopts Resolution, becomes first Veterans organization to advocate for Cannabis reform. NINETY-EIGHTH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION Cincinnati, Ohio August 30, 31, September 1, 2016 Resolution No. 11: Medical Marijuana Research Origin: Louisiana Submitted by: Convention Committee on Continue reading American Legion urge Congress to remove Marijuana from schedule I
Orrin Devinsky, M.D., J. Helen Cross, Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.H., Linda Laux, M.D., Eric Marsh, M.D., Ian Miller, M.D., Rima Nabbout, M.D., Ingrid E. Scheffer, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., Elizabeth A. Thiele, M.D., Ph.D., and Stephen Wright, M.D., for the Cannabidiol in Dravet Continue reading Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome
In a recent statement to the Oregonian, Sen. Ginny Burdick – (D) Dist. 18, and Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation, stated, “… medical marijuana growers are a chief source of black market cannabis leaving the state. She said Continue reading Oregon Majority Leader Blames Medical Marijuana Growers for Leakage.
CALL TO ACTION ▪ SAVE OMMP Talking points – HB 2198 ♦ Committee targets OMMP growers! ♦ Requires OLCC licenses! ♦ OLCC limits patient access to medicine! Act Now! ♦ Call the Committee and tell them STOP THE INTEGRATION. ♦ New amendments create Continue reading Call to Action – Save the OMMP
In a article published in the February 2013, Harm Reduction Journal entitled, “Perceptions of cannabis as a stigmatized medicine: a qualitative descriptive study” authors Joan L Bottorff, Laura JL Bissell, Lynda G Balneaves, John L Oliffe, N Rielle Capler and Jane Buxton, state, “Experiences of stigma among those with illness and the Continue reading Cannabis as Stigmatized Medicine