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House Passes Marijuana Banking Bill

09/26/2019

The SAFE Banking Act passed the House last night in a bipartisan vote, the first step to clearing the way for banks to invest in marijuana businesses across the country. The law would protect financial institutions that serve marijuana businesses from criminal prosecution and other conseq ... Read More

Policy Experts Back the Banking Bill

09/25/2019

The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the SAFE Banking Act (SBA), which would provide protections to financial institutions that work with state-licensed cannabis businesses. In an editorial on Politico, Brookings Institution fellows Makada Henry-Nickie, John H ... Read More

Treating PMS with CBD

09/25/2019

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects as many as 3 in 4 menstruating people, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms range from mood swings, irritability, and depression to headaches, acne flares, and joint and muscle pain. While most people have relatively mild symptoms, when PMS disrupts a ... Read More

Pennsylvania Reassures Patients that Legal Marijuana is Safe

09/24/2019

States are responding to the vaping crisis with statements about the safety of the medical marijuana products that they regulate. Most recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said that legal and regulated marijuana vaping products available to certified patients enrolled in the st ... Read More

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s: The Latest Evidence

09/22/2019

For the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, the illness takes a terrible toll. Slowly and steadily, patients lose their memory and their ability to perform daily tasks. More than 80% of caregiving is provided by unpaid family members and friends. And Alzheimer’s kil ... Read More

NIH Awards $3 Million for Medical Marijuana Research

09/20/2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $3 million in grants to study cannabinoids for pain relief, though the research won’t cover THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. Stat reported that the nine newly funded studies will investigate the pain-relieving and anti-infla ... Read More

Vaping Patients Recovering from Lung Illness

09/19/2019

Most of the nearly 400 patients hospitalized from vaping-related lung disease will likely recover, but they may have long-lasting complications. Many of the patients are suffering from a type of pneumonia called lipoid pneumonia, NPR reported. This occurs when lipids, or oils, enter the l ... Read More

Ask a Doctor: What You Should Know About Terpenes

09/19/2019

Dr. Anden is a board-certified physician and a recommending cannabis doctor in her home state of Utah. We interviewed her about terpenes and how they can enhance a patient’s experience with medical marijuana.   What are terpenes?   Dr. Anden: Terpenes are the p ... Read More

Florida Seeing a Rise in Medical Marijuana Use Among Seniors

09/18/2019

Physicians are seeing a rise in requests for medical marijuana among seniors in Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post. The state passed a bill approving medical marijuana use in 2017, and advocates say they have seen an increase in interest among the over-55 set. More than 250,000 Flo ... Read More

Vaping Illnesses Causing Anxiety Among Doctors and Patients

09/17/2019

In response to the rash of hospitalizations and deaths linked to vaping, some doctors who prescribe medical marijuana are telling their patients to quit vaping and smoke a joint instead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 380 cases of severe respiratory illness and s ... Read More

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