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“Compassionate Care” Act Returns to California

03/10/2020

The law that paved the way for medical marijuana legalization in thirty-three (and counting) U.S. states was passed in California as far back as 1996. This original "Compassionate Care Act," aka Prop 215, allowed HIV/AIDS patients, people with cancer, and the terminally ill to access medi ... Read More

Science Says Marijuana Users May Eat More—But Weigh Less

03/08/2020

As you probably know, marijuana is notorious for stimulating appetite—aka, giving you the munchies. But do medical or recreational marijuana users show any significant differences from non-users when it comes to eating habits, weight, and nutrition? The answer, it seems, is ... Read More

How Coronavirus May Affect the Marijuana Industry and Patient Access

03/05/2020

As fear over the coronavirus mounts in the U.S., industries as diverse as commercial airlines, the stock market, and retail are starting to feel its effects. And if you’re a medical marijuana patient, you may be wondering how the global event could affect your access to cannabis. The ... Read More

MarijuanaDoctors.com To Offer Medical-Grade CBD Products

03/04/2020

MarijuanaDoctors.com, the leading online medical marijuana care delivery platform, has partnered with Jushi Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary, Sound Wellness, to distribute and market Nira CBD products to its network of physicians and patients. Nira CBD products will be available at Mariju ... Read More

Alabama Could Become the 34th Medical Marijuana State

03/03/2020

Thirty-three states have legalized medical marijuana and Alabama may soon become the 34th.  Proposed legislation, which mirrors “compassionate care” programs in other states, is sponsored by Republican state Senator Tim Melson and has already passed the state’s judiciary commit ... Read More

More Seniors Are Smoking Marijuana

02/26/2020

Marijuana use almost doubled in three years among older adults (65+), according to a new study by researchers at New York University School of Medicine. The percentage of older adults who use marijuana, however, is still relatively low. It rose to 4.2% in 2018. Almost 6% of older men ... Read More

Skunky? Fruity? Floral? Here’s What Cannabis Smells Really Mean

02/25/2020

If you hang around in a dispensary long enough you’re bound to hear the word “terpenes.” These are the compounds found in many plants that produce their distinctive scents. Imagine the varied aromas of pine needles, lemon peel, and cinnamon—those are all terpenes you’re smelling ... Read More

Using Marijuana for Pain is Not Risk-Free

02/24/2020

Patients who use marijuana to help relieve pain are more likely to also use it for recreational purposes compared to those without pain, according to research from Columbia University. Pain patients are also at a greater risk of cannabis use disorder. Millions of Americans suffer from ... Read More

Cannabis Takes the Itch Out

02/21/2020

Topical cannabis may help relieve itching, according to a review of the medical research. The skin contains cannabinoid receptors, which play a role in regulating inflammation, itching and redness, and immune reactions. According to the review, published in the Journal of the American ... Read More

More Pregnant Women Interested in Cannabis for Labor Pain

02/18/2020

One third of pregnant women said they would consider using marijuana to reduce pain during labor and delivery, according to a survey of women who had recently given birth at a university hospital in Canada. As medical and recreational marijuana has become legalized in the U.S., there h ... Read More

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