According to a new study, incidences of the vaping-related lung illness EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury) are considerably lower in states that have legal marijuana markets. The study, titled Association of state marijuana legalization policies for medical and recreational use with vaping-associated lung disease , was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.
Although most non-essential businesses remain closed in the Netherlands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, marijuana smokers received the welcome news that “coffee shops” selling the drug have reopened for takeaway orders.
Charlotte Figi, a girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died after being hospitalized and treated as a likely coronavirus patient, her mother said Wednesday. Charlotte Figi was 13, reports the Associated Press.
According to a new case report, the use of medical cannabis is associated with decreases in agitation and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress in a 38-year-old patient with an acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI). The report was published in the journal Psychosomatics, and first reported on by NORML.
For the case report researchers from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center reported on the effect of medical cannabis treatment in a TBI patient with post-traumatic stress and major depressive disorder. The patient had been unresponsive to conventional therapies.
According to Iowa state officials, medical marijuana dispensaries have closed in Council Bluffs and Davenport. The disclosure Monday by the Iowa Public Health Department said patients and caregivers still may purchase the cannabidiol products at Iowa’s three other licensed outlets, in Sioux City, Waterloo and in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights.
A strong majority of adults in the United States believe that state-legal and licensed medical marijuana facilities should be labelled as “essential services“, which is a designation that permits them to maintain uninterrupted retail operations during regional ‘stay-at-home’ orders.
The Maryland House of Representatives and Senate have both approved House Bill 617 which would allow qualified medical marijuana patients access to certain medical cannabis products while on school grounds. The measure now goes to the governor, who has the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without a signature, or vetoing it (which would stop it from becoming law unless 2/3rds of the legislature overrides the veto).
Georgia farmers can begin legally cultivating hemp this summer.
According to a new case report a patient with a multi-year history of chronic pain and opioid use was weaned off prescription opiates following the use of medical cannabis. The report, titled Medical cannabis as an alternative for opioids for chronic pain: A case report, was published by Medical Case Reports.
Marijuana stocks are on the rise due to a recent surge in marijuana sales as people forced to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic stock up, reports the Associated Press.