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Medical marijuana expansion nears final passage in Louisiana – KATC Lafayette News

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are one step from removing most restrictions on which medical conditions are eligible for medical marijuana, allowing doctors to recommend the treatment for any patient they believe it would help.

The Senate voted 28-6 Wednesday for the expansion proposal from Rep. Larry Bagley of Stonewall, the Republican chairman of the House health committee. One final vote is required from the House, which overwhelmingly backed the measure earlier this month, before the bill can reach the governor’s desk. read more

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Researchers find CBD improves arthritis symptoms in dogs – Jill Lopez

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A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in collaboration with Medterra CBD conducted the first scientific studies to assess the potential therapeutic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) for arthritic pain in dogs, and the results could lead the way to studying its effect in humans. Researchers focused first on these animals because their condition closely mimics the characteristics of human arthritis, the leading cause of pain and disability in the U.S. for which there is no effective treatment. read more

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More Turn to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain – WebMD

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Lots of people are using medical marijuana to treat their arthritis and other muscle aches and pains, often without consulting their doctor, a new study reports.

As many as 1 in 5 patients who consult an orthopedic surgeon for chronic musculoskeletal pain are using a cannabis product to treat them, Canadian researchers found.

“We found 20% had reported past or current use of cannabis with the specific intention to manage pain,” said study author Dr. Timothy Leroux, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Toronto. “Not just recreational users, but patients who said, ‘I’m using cannabis because I want to improve pain with this condition.’ “ read more

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Timeline: Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program – Greenway – Greenway

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When Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 in November 2018 with over 65 percent of the vote, it set into motion the state’s regulatory program. In less than two years, the state created a from-scratch program designed from strong parts of other states’ programs. Check out the timeline below to see notable developments of the roll out.

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Missouri Cannabis Trade Association forms, the great beyond lays before them. This wave of pioneers is assembled with some of the most passionate people, from all around the state of Missouri, on cannabis. They set out to be ready to hit the ground running with a clearly formed plan drawn from observations from all other states that have come before Missouri in this uphill battle. read more

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Montana to ‘untether’ medical marijuana users, allow multiple providers – Missoula Current

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“No one wants to eat at McDonald’s every day, over and over again, when a thousand different places make hamburgers,” he said. “It’s the same with medication or anything else: people want variety, they want to shop at different places, they want accessibility.”

Thomas owns “The Higher Standard” dispensaries, with locations in Helena, Missoula, Butte and Dillon. He said he was pleased last month to hear that the state was “untethering” cardholders – allowing them to buy from any licensed provider in the state. read more

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States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions – Marijuana Moment

A scientist in a case that forced the release of a previously “secret” Justice Department document about federally authorized marijuana research this week is now calling on Congress to urge administrative action to more rapidly expand studies into the therapeutic potential of cannabis.

Sue Sisley of the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) and attorneys representing her facility say the Department of Justice is empowered to waive certain requirements and allow additional researchers to immediately grow their own cannabis for studies without registration under newly proposed regulations or even to obtain products from state-licensed dispensaries, for example. read more

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Montana medical marijuana patients will soon be “untethered” from providers – KRTV Great Falls News

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HELENA — For years, Montana medical marijuana patients who get their medication from a dispensary have had to choose a single provider to go to. Provider J.J. Thomas says he’s never believed that was the best option.

“No one wants to eat at McDonald’s every day, over and over again, when a thousand different places make hamburgers,” he said. “It’s the same with medication or anything else: people want variety, they want to shop at different places, they want accessibility.”

Thomas owns “The Higher Standard” dispensaries, with locations in Helena, Missoula, Butte and Dillon. He said he was pleased last month to hear that the state was “untethering” cardholders – allowing them to buy from any licensed provider in the state. read more

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N.J. gives OK for medical marijuana dispensary to open in June in Vineland – The Daily Journal

Joseph P. Smith, Vineland Daily Journal Published 6:59 p.m. ET May 27, 2020

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VINELAND – A medical marijuana dispensary owned by Columbia Care New Jersey dispensary will open here in early June, according to New Jersey and Columbia Care officials.

The state Department of Health on Wednesday announced it had issued opening permits for the dispensary. A permit also was issued to another company for a dispensary in Elizabeth, Union County, the department stated.

More: Here’s what a marijuana grow company thinks it can do for South Jersey read more

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La. Senate approves bill expanding medical marijuana access – WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE – The Senate voted 28-6 Wednesday to approve a bill to make medical marijuana more widely available across the state.
 
The bill would lift regulations that require doctors to register with the state to recommend it and that limit its use in treating diseases.
 
Under the bill, any state-licensed physician could recommend medical marijuana for the treatment of debilitating health conditions. The Senate approved several amendments to the bill, which had already passed the House, so it will now go back to the House for final consideration. read more

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Crouch: Medical marijuana looking at Spring 2021 start date – WV MetroNews – West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said it will be next year before medical marijuana can be offered to state residents through a state-run program.

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“We’ve sped this up as much as possible and we’re looking at actually making the product available in Spring 2021,” Crouch said Wednesday when he spoke during Gov. Jim Justice’s coronavirus media briefing at the state capitol.

The Medical Cannabis Act, approved by state lawmakers in 2017, allows cannabis to be used for certified medical use by state residents with a serious medical condition. The law allows for 10 grower permits, 10 processor permits, up to 100 dispensary permits and unlimited lab permits. The state Office of Medical Cannabis received 285 total permit applications in February. read more