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Medical Cannabis

Medical marijuana sold at dispensaries in Ohio today – NBC4i.com

Medical marijuana sold at dispensaries in Ohio today – NBC4i.com

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The sale of medical marijuana in Ohio got underway Wednesday with the opening of four dispensaries.Joan Caleodis, 56, of Martins Ferry, was the first customer to buy cannabis at the CY+ Dispensary in Wintersville, Ohio.“I’m just excited to not have to drive to Colorado to get help,” Caleodis said. Only plant materials are being sold for now.Products like edibles, tinctures and lotions won't become available until cannabis processing facilities are operational.People can buy medical marijuana with a physician's recommendation for one of 21 qualifying medical conditions. Click here for a list of medical marijuana dispensaries in OhioCaleodis received a doctor's recommendation for medical cannabis to treat primary progressiv...
First medical marijuana sold in state as dispensaries open – 13abc Action News

First medical marijuana sold in state as dispensaries open – 13abc Action News

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The first Ohio sales of medical marijuana are being made with the opening of four dispensaries in the state. Fifty-six-year-old Joan Caleodis (kal-ee-OH'-dis) was the first customer to buy cannabis Wednesday morning at the CY+ Dispensary in Wintersville near Steubenville in eastern Ohio. Caleodis, of Martin's Ferry, received a doctor's recommendation for medical cannabis to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis and bought $200 worth of flower she plans to use in a vape pen. Caleodis said in a phone interview the opening of dispensaries is a "big win" for Ohio patients. Only plant materials are being sold for now. Products like edibles, tinctures and lotions won't become available...
What we can learn from the Chinese medical cannabis system – The GrowthOp

What we can learn from the Chinese medical cannabis system – The GrowthOp

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China is more than 5,000 years old with a legendary history of herbal pharmacology. It should be no surprise that Chinese medical marijuana is thriving.The truth is out there, as two fictional characters once reminded us. Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University were in search of the truth as it related to the historical use of medical marijuana in traditional Chinese medicine. They published a review of classic medical literature from Chinese antiquity as recorded in more than 800 texts collected in a set called the Complete Ben Cao or the Compendium of Materia Medica.It is widely held to be the most complete and comprehensive resource regarding the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. They focused on the texts of five different dynasties in history, trans...
A Utah Gun Exchange co-owner faces a drug charge. But a medical cannabis advocate argues he deserves leniency if he was using marijuana as medicine. – Salt Lake Tribune

A Utah Gun Exchange co-owner faces a drug charge. But a medical cannabis advocate argues he deserves leniency if he was using marijuana as medicine. – Salt Lake Tribune

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During a November search of Bryan Alan Melchior’s Sandy home, police say, officers found more than a pound of marijuana, THC products, $36,247 in cash and nearly 30 guns. While police had received complaints that Melchior — known for his counterprotests against Parkland, Fla., high school students — was allegedly selling drugs from his home, DJ Schanz with the Utah Patients Coalition has a different explanation. In speaking with the firearms dealer, Schanz said he’s learned that Melchior is a medical cannabis patient and a prepper. “Based on conversations we’ve had with Bryan, he’s very concerned about emergency preparedness, and part of being prepared for emergencies is having a supply of food and medicine,” Schanz said. The c...
Arfinn Med launches physician portal to help advance medical cannabis knowledge – The GrowthOp

Arfinn Med launches physician portal to help advance medical cannabis knowledge – The GrowthOp

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Tampa-headquartered Arfinn Med has launched its clinician-based, medical cannabis efficacy portal to help licensed medical professionals track, report and share benchmark data for prescribing medical cannabis to patients.“As a free tool for physicians, Arfinn Med offers a new way to enhance treatment plans and practices in an emerging industry,” notes a statement from the full-service medical education company. The shared data must be compliant with the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.Within the portal—which include the components: reports, community, industry news and resources—“medical professionals can obtain peer-based reports on treatment effectiveness, daily dosage, delivery method and other information specific to pat...
Bill filed to allow medical cannabis at schools – Albuquerque Journal

Bill filed to allow medical cannabis at schools – Albuquerque Journal

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SANTA FE, N.M. — There’s a new push to allow medical cannabis on school grounds.Sen. Candace Gould, R-Albuquerque, has pre-filed Senate Bill 204, aiming to allow the medicine in schools and on school buses, and to be administered by staff.Yet the bill allows exclusions for districts that demonstrate they will lose or have lost federal funding from allowing medical cannabis. Tisha Brick, left, and Lindsay Sledge are advocates for medical cannabis on school grounds. Each has a child who uses medical cannabis to help with severe health problems. A Senate bill has been filed to allow medical cannabis on school grounds.If passed, students with a treatment plan – agreed upon by the school’s principal and the student’s legal guardian – and a certification fo...
Ohio's First Medical Marijuana Sales Finally Kick Off – Leafly

Ohio's First Medical Marijuana Sales Finally Kick Off – Leafly

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Ohio’s first medical marijuana sales are set to kick off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, nearly two and a half years after the state’s legalization measure became law and roughly four months after the system was slated to open. In other words, this has been a long time coming for Ohio patients and caretakers. Here’s what you need to know. Dispensaries Open Wednesday Four dispensaries across the state have said they’re planning to open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. They are: CY+ in Wintersville The Forest Sandusky in Sandusky Ohio Valley Natural Relief in Wintersville The Botanist in Canton Dozens more dispensaries are set to open in the coming weeks. Leafly has put together a map of all 56 dispensaries granted provisional licenses by the state last year. What Should I Bring? Di...