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Medical Marijuana Bill in South Carolina Bolstered by Conservatives

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, March, 28th 2017 by THCFinder

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation.

“My mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying, ‘This has benefits,'” Bedingfield said recently.

The 50-year-old teetotaler believes marijuana may effectively wean addicts from an opioid dependence. Ultimately, the Marine veteran hopes medical marijuana can be an alternative to people being prescribed OxyContin or other opioid painkillers to begin with, helping curb an epidemic he’s seen destroy families of all economic levels.

Two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, efforts to let patients legally access pot are slowly taking root in the South.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/medical-marijuana-bill-in-south-carolina-bolstered-by-conservatives/


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North Dakota Debates Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, March, 27th 2017 by THCFinder

Medical marijuana has been officially legalized in North Dakota since the passage of Measure 5 (also called the North Dakota Compassion Care Act) last November. However, now the implementation and regulation is being debated and has been since early this year.

After the election results, an 81-page bill called the North Dakota Compassion Care Act in the ND senate has been a hot topic of debate. If approved, the bill aimed to legalize medical marijuana use and shape the laws surrounding its consumption in the state. The good news is that the ND state senate did vote to approve the legalization of medical marijuana late last month. The bad news is that it did so at the cost of removing the right for patients to grow plants in their homes for personal use.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/north-dakota-debates-medical-marijuana-program-implementation/


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New York Physician Assistants Can Now Recommend Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, March, 18th 2017 by THCFinder

New York physician assistants (PA’s) are now allowed to recommend marijuana to medical marijuana patients, they are the newest group of professionals allowed to do so – after nurse practitioners became eligible to legally prescribe back in November.

New York physician assistants can also register with the state Department of Health (DOH) to certify patients to take part in New York’s medical marijuana program, the DOH is to announce tomorrow.

There is a catch – only those working under a supervising physician who is also registered to certify patients are eligible.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/new-york-physician-assistants-prescribe-marijuana/


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Puff, Puff, Pass: New Vaccine Could Help Herpes-Suffering Stoners

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, March, 17th 2017 by THCFinder

Communal joints and blunts have long been a pillar of the weed tradition, and even if you grew away from them toward bongs and pipes, there is always the memories of rolling and passing blunts late at night with friends. You probably also remember the negative side—a wet blunt from someone’s lips, passed around to multiple people, accumulates and spreads germs.

Generally, we assume there’s low risk here—sure, you might catch the sniffles that your buddy has been nursing for a week or two, but that’s a low risk compared to the high return of friendship and camaraderie. However, there’s a more sinister risk lurking beneath your friends’ skin: oral herpes.

“If you have oral herpes and a cut on your lip, you could easily spread the disease by sharing blunts or joints,” said Dr. Carolyn Cegielski, a gastroenterologist from Mississippi.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/medicinal/puff-puff-pass-new-vaccine-could-help-herpes-suffering-stoners/


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Can Medical Marijuana Help Treat Liver Disease?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, March, 15th 2017 by THCFinder

Can medical marijuana help treat liver disease? As more scientific research is being done on the cannabis plant in general, so is more research on the endocannabinoid system.  There have been articles written about what the endocannabinoid system is, and even articles about how endocannabinoid deficiency can affect the human body.

Research has also found that liver disease, a disease that inflicts more than 400,000 people each year and is ranked among the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., can be treated with medical marijuana because of the endocannabinoid system.  This very system regulates not only the nervous system, but the immune system as well. Because of this, researchers have concluded that cannabis may possibly be able to help people suffering from certain forms of liver disease because of our preexisting cannabinoid system.  This followed a study in 2005 that researchers at the Hebrew University Medical School did, which concluded that our body’s own internal endocannabinoid system has receptors that bind with cannabis’ most active ingredient, THC.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/medical-marijuana-help-treat-liver-disease/


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Mormons and Medical Marijuana: Utah’s Plan to Study Pot Goes Forward

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, March, 14th 2017 by THCFinder

Utah is a weird place. Coffee and alcohol are hard to come by, but in a state where politicians measure each other in shades of conservative, more and more Republicans are pushing for access to medical marijuana.

Utah lawmakers pushed hard to legalize medical marijuana this year, but a combination of uncertainty over what President Donald Trump’s administration planned to do and plain, old delay-and-obstruct tactics delayed the issue. But things are moving forward again after a plan to spend this year “studying” medical marijuana advanced to Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk for his signature.

And its only opponents are some of the state’s lone Democrats, who say that the plan is an unnecessary delay tactic—and that more than enough to justify legalizing medical cannabis is already known.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/mormons-and-medical-marijuana-utahs-plan-to-study-pot-goes-forward/


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