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Published: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:42:35 -0700

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US OH: Two Toledo-Area Doctors Get Ok To Recommend Medical Pot

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 14 Apr 2018 - The Medical Board of Ohio this week approved certificates for physicians to recommend medical marijuana, another step toward the legal sale of medicinal pot in the state. Of the three dozen doctors approved to issue recommendations for medical marijuana, only two are in the Toledo-area, although more can be certified later. Dr. Ryan Lakin, medical director for Omni Medical Services, is based out of Toledo. Dr. Mark Neumann is based out of Temperance.



US: Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 02 Apr 2018 - Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests marijuana may encourage opioid use, and so might make the epidemic worse.



US NJ: Gov. Murphy Greatly Expands New Jersey's Medical Marijuana

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 27 Mar 2018 - Gov. Murphy greatly expanded New Jersey's medical marijuana program Tuesday, opening the door to tens of thousands of new patients and allowing the five dispensaries spread across the state to add satellite retail centers and cultivation facilities. The governor added to the list of ailments that qualify for a cannabis prescription. He also cleared the way for any doctor in the state to prescribe cannabis, ending a system in which only those physicians who registered -- and thus, joined a publicly available list of providers - -- could do so. He said some doctors had been reluctant to participate in the program because they viewed joining the list as a stigma.



US HI: Cure Oahu Begins Cannabis Sales

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 27 Mar 2018 - Cure Oahu, backed by a local private investment group, opened with 10 strains, including top sellers Master Kush, Da Glue, Sour Chem and Sunset Mango. The dispensary in the former Bank of Hawaii branch building at 727 Kapahulu Ave. said there was heavy demand for indica, sativa and hybrid flower strains as well as tinctures and lozenges, which sold out shortly after opening. The 5,434-square-foot building has had a major makeover with a high-tech, 2,400-square-foot open lobby and dispensing area with two private consultation booths and large electronic tablet stations where customers can browse through information and choose from a variety of strains. Patients are also able to register and order products online before coming into the dispensary.



US FL: Oped: Clear The Air About Making Medical Marijuana Accessible

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 28 Mar 2018 - Following President Trump's rollout of his administration's policy response to the opioid crisis, it has become clear that the president would rather waste federal resources trying to execute drug dealers than allow Americans the option to use medical cannabis. In his speech in New Hampshire, the president mentioned a terminally ill patient's "right to try" experimental medications that can enhance quality of life, but ignored the National Institute of Drug Abuse's own grudging admission that cannabis use is linked to health improvements in people suffering a range of diseases, from cancer to AIDS.



US NJ: Doctors -- Not Politicians -- Should Decide Who Gets Medical

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Bridgeton News, 22 Mar 2018 - Doctors would decide which patients should use marijuana as medicine instead of being limited by a narrow list of eligible diseases set by law, under a sweeping medical marijuana overhaul approved by a state Assembly panel Thursday. The measure that cleared the Assembly Health Committee would also allow registered patients to buy up to four ounces of cannabis, or twice as much as they are permitted to obtain now.



CN ON: Column: Opioid crisis in Peterborough: Overdose Prevention

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Peterborough Examiner, 13 Mar 2018 - In 2018 we find ourselves battling an opioid crisis that has been years in the making. Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain and were originally derived from opium but now also include synthetic preparations. In the mid-1990s, their use by physicians was heavily promoted by the pharmaceutical industry, leading to greater prescribing for both acute and chronic pain. Patients using opioids can develop a dependency or addiction.



US PA: Legalized Pot In New Jersey - Not So Fast

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 09 Mar 2018 - When New Jersey State Sen. Nicholas Scutari introduced a 62-page bill and primer on how to legalize marijuana almost one year ago, he chuckled when asked if it had a prayer of passing. The legal sale of recreational marijuana had not yet begun in any other East Coast state, and yes, Chris Christie, the Republican governor at the time, had threatened a veto.



CN AB: Support For Marijuana Is Divided In Poll Of Local Contentious

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 07 Mar 2018 - With legal recreational marijuana in the wings, Lethbridge remains divided on its use. The latest survey of city residents shows an even 50-50 split when asked if they support legalization. But support is up from 43.9 per cent in 2016 and 46.6 per cent last year, as reported by the Citizen Society Research Lab at Lethbridge College.