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Study suggests that daily cannabis use may reduce opioid consumption in patients with chronic pain

Study suggests that daily cannabis use may reduce opioid consumption in patients with chronic pain

December 12, 2019

Numerous studies have supported the idea of using cannabis to treat a broad spectrum of chronic pain issues. The latest bout of research into the effects of cannabis for pain come fresh out of three prominent universities – University of California in Los Angeles, University of British Columbia and McGill University ...

Medical cannabis consumption doubles in Florida within a year

Medical cannabis consumption doubles in Florida within a year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 12, 2019

Since March 2018, the number of patients enrolled in Florida’s medical cannabis program has soared 50 percent. Floridians have had access to medical cannabis since it became legal in November 2016. To-date, around 400,000 patients have swapped their usual prescription for medical cannabis. Due to...

Hong Kong has the potential to become a pioneer in Asia’s budding medical cannabis market

Hong Kong has the potential to become a pioneer in Asia’s budding medical cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 12, 2019

Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but – if lawmakers change their tune – the region could easily dominate the legal cannabis market that is slowly, but surely, sprouting out of Asian soil. Asia is jumping on a train headed in the direction of the "Green Rush" that is proliferating across Nort...

Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Federal dollars designated for opioid addiction treatments cannot be used on medical cannabis; as per orders from the U.S. government. The government's motive for this is to shield patients from the potential risks of quitting their prescribed opioid medication for medical cannabis.  State officials ...

Medical cannabis too expensive for patients in Louisiana

Medical cannabis too expensive for patients in Louisiana

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Louisiana made history in August, when it emerged as the first ever state in the Deep South to start dispensing medical cannabis. Sales commenced four years after a law was passed by state officials legalizing the plant for patient use.  Recent reports claim that the market is too pricey for patients....

Israel releases transitional guidelines for medical cannabis exports

Israel releases transitional guidelines for medical cannabis exports

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Transitional guidelines for medical cannabis exports have been released by Israel’s Medical Cannabis Agency (IMCA). The guidelines would permit exports on a case-by-case basis; contingent on local suppliers having ample supply to meet the growing demand for cannabis medicines in Israel. Thanks ...

Thailand is preparing to allow home cannabis cultivation for governmental use

Thailand is preparing to allow home cannabis cultivation for governmental use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Thailand’s medical cannabis laws will soon be amended to permit the cultivation of homegrown plants inside residents’ homes. All yields will be grown for one purpose only – to bulk up the government's supply of pharmaceutical-grade weed. “We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical u...

California’s cannabis excise and cultivation taxes to increase as of January 1

California’s cannabis excise and cultivation taxes to increase as of January 1

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

State officials in California recently revealed that cannabis excise taxes will increase as of January 1, 2020. Higher cannabis excise taxes means higher prices for customers, thus giving unlicensed vendors the opportunity to undercut licensed vendors on pricing. In addition to the hike in California'...

Germany sets wholesale medical cannabis price at 2.3 Euros per gram

Germany sets wholesale medical cannabis price at 2.3 Euros per gram

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Updated prices for wholesale cannabis in Germany suggest that medical cannabis companies may have to kiss goodbye to the high profit margins they previously benefited from. Approximately 650 kilograms – equivalent to 1,433 pounds – of medical cannabis in its flower form will be purchased by the Ge...

Yale University study to explore potential of cannabis for stress relief

Yale University study to explore potential of cannabis for stress relief

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2019

A Connecticut-based medical cannabis producer is teaming up with researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine to conduct a clinical study. The partnership will explore the benefits of cannabis as a treatment for various chronic conditions. "Our goal is to develop a human drug product,'...

Florida has a supply shortage of smokable medical cannabis

Florida has a supply shortage of smokable medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2019

Florida is dealing with a lack of smokable medical cannabis, according to recent reports from industry experts. It seems as though dispensaries might not have been ready for the swathes of patients entering their doors when plant became legal for medical purposes in its smokable form back in March....

Bernie Sanders is fighting to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bernie Sanders is fighting to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has extended his efforts for cannabis reform after he signed onto a bill that would legalize medical cannabis for military veterans. The legislation, which the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate cosponsored on Thursday, November 7, would provide veterans with a fed...

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