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Fri
09
Aug

Israel: Medical cannabis

‘I live in constant fear,” says Maya Segev, a mother of three from Ramat Hasharon whose eldest daughter Nika, 14, suffers from Rett Syndrome.

“It takes a while for Nika to get used to new meds. It’s a bit of trial-and-error process trying to figure out which one will work best, and this isn’t great for her health or the mental stability of the rest of the family. She’s been using cannabis oil for two years now, which has been extremely helpful. I would love if we could continue purchasing it where we used to get it. With the new reforms, my daughter will have to go back to living the dangerous life she used to. I’m so worried.”

Fri
09
Aug

Everything you need to know about medical marijuana in Missouri

Since medical marijuana was passed in Amendment 2 last year, there’s been a lot of change in Missouri already. Marijuana will be legal for those with a qualifying medical condition and the legalization is bringing business, new rules and more changes to Springfield and Missouri.

Here’s everything you should know:

What does a medical marijuana card do?

A qualifying patient card will allow a patient to enter licensed dispensaries and possess and consume medical cannabis in keeping with Missouri law.

By law, patients and caregivers are required to have their medical marijuana ID card available when purchasing or in possession of medical marijuana. 

Fri
09
Aug

Cannabis and the United Kingdom: Where are we now?

The Path to Medicinal Use

Fri
09
Aug

Why the 2018 Farm Bill didn’t help CBD products take off

As the S&P 500 miraculously continues to hit new all-time highs, the cannabis sector as a whole is faltering. Despite two monumental cannabis-related events late in 2018, the national legalization of cannabis in Canada and the passage of the Farm Bill in the United States, the early enthusiasm for cannabis stocks just didn’t last all that long. Canada was the first industrialized nation to legalize the adult-use of cannabis and its sale. The 2018 Farm Bill included provisions from the Hemp Farming Act ending nearly 80 years of prohibition on industrial hemp in the U.S. However, the age old trading expression of “buy the rumor, sell the fact,” couldn’t apply more.

Thu
08
Aug

Israel’s ‘Tikun Olam’ founder forced to give up shares In medical cannabis scandal

While Israel’s medical cannabis program is a robust one, regulations and too much red tape are hindering the supply chain. Israel’s most prominent medical cannabis grower is now being sanctioned by the government and needs to give up shares in the company.

Thu
08
Aug

Chronic pain to be added to Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Advisory Board has reportedly approved chronic pain as an additional qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabidiol program. Well, sort of additional.

As the program’s name suggests, Iowa’s focuses on medicines containing cannabidiol (CBD), with THC levels restricted to no more than 3%. Medicines can be administered in oral, topical, nebulized, suppository or vaporized forms – but smoking of products is not permitted.

Thu
08
Aug

Medical marijuana finally available to Louisiana patients after years of waiting

Consumers in Louisiana can now legally purchase medical marijuana after the state became the first in the Deep South to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. 

Nine pharmacies across the state are licensed to dispense medical cannabis, a majority of which will open this week, following four years of regulatory hurdles. The only pharmacy in the New Orleans region, H&W Drug Store, will not open until August 12. 

Tue
06
Aug

Priority licencing for some Australian medical cannabis projects

Australian Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced last week the Federal Government will prioritise medical cannabis projects granted Major Project Status.

So, what does this mean? According to Minister Hunt, projects with this status will be given priority for medicinal cannabis licences through the Office of Drug Control (ODC) from the beginning of September. However, they’ll still need to meet all the criteria that other applicants must.

Tue
06
Aug

France seeks patients for medicinal cannabis trial

France is searching for patients to take part in an official medical cannabis trial, but users will not be smoking the drug.

The two-year experiment is being overseen by the French Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM), which drew up a 13-name committee to explore the possibilities of reform in one of Europe’s largest markets in December 2018.

International firms have been lobbying the French government to loosen its strict anti-cannabis laws, which currently make it difficult for firms to conduct any research in the country.

French patients who suffer from pain not treated by other medicines will be eligible, and the committee is looking for anyone in palliative care, epilepsy patients, and those suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy.

Tue
06
Aug

Iowa adds chronic pain as condition for medical cannabis, rejects opioid addiction

On Friday, Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board voted to add chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, substituting it for the previously approved condition of “untreatable pain.” The edit is expected to expand access to the program, but many who are involved with the cannabis industry and its patients in the state are getting frustrated with Iowa’s slow evolution of marijuana policy.

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