Category: Medical Cannabis

  • Chilean Pharmacies start selling Medical Cannabis

    Chilean Pharmacies start selling Medical Cannabis

    June 8th, 2017 – Chile has become the first country in South America to sell cannabis-based medicines at pharmacies. The pilot program was launched yesterday at two pharmacies in capital Santiago, which will sell the T100 and TC100 chronic pain-relief medicines made in Canada. It is the first time such treatments have been offered by drug…

  • Israel: Public use of Cannabis Oil & Vapor to be Allowed

    Israel: Public use of Cannabis Oil & Vapor to be Allowed

    May 15th, 2017 – New medical marijuana rules in Israel will allow patients to consume cannabis as an oil or vapor in public and will reduce wait times for patients to receive authorization to use and possess medical marijuana, according to a report from Jerusalem Online. Israeli Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman Israel is a leader…

  • Ralph Nader: “Marijuana Legalization is a Potential Massive Gift to Society”

    Ralph Nader: “Marijuana Legalization is a Potential Massive Gift to Society”

    November 19th, 2015 – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader believes marijuana legalization holds the potential to be a “massive gift to society”, so long as the industry gets the regulations right. And believe it or not, the fate of the planet may well rest on how well we do it. Speaking to cannabis industry members during his…

  • Canada: Cannabis Producers Approved to Sell Extracts

    Canada: Cannabis Producers Approved to Sell Extracts

    July 8th, 2015 – Following a recent Supreme Court decision in June that enables medical cannabis patients to legally possess and consume cannabis extracts, Health Canada is amending its rules to allow licensed medical cannabis producers to produce and sell cannabis oil, as well as fresh buds and leaves. These changes address the conundrum created…

  • Canada: Supreme Court Ruling on Edibles Creates Patient Conundrum

    Canada: Supreme Court Ruling on Edibles Creates Patient Conundrum

    June 11th, 2015 – Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on edibes, saying Canadian medical marijuana patients have a right to pot cookies and other extracted cannabis products. The court said the government’s medical pot program was constitutionally flawed and breached patients’ rights. The remedy the Supreme Court offered was to strike…

  • Study: Cannabidiol is Safe, Effective for Childhood Epilepsy

    Study: Cannabidiol is Safe, Effective for Childhood Epilepsy

    May 14, 2015 – A recent study conducted at New York University has found that cannabidiol is a safe, well-tolerated and effective treatment for two types of severe childhood epilepsy. Cannabidiol (CBD) is an endocannabinoid found in cannabis and can be sourced either from medical marijuana or industrial hemp. CBD does not deliver a psychoactive…

  • Canada’s Medical Marijuana Marketplace in Upheaval

    Canada’s Medical Marijuana Marketplace in Upheaval

    May 13th, 2015 – Canada’s medical marijuana marketplace is in upheaval. A recent UBC study found that one-third of medical marijuana patients were unable to access their medicine legally under the federal rules and as a consequence are turning to the black market for supply. Patient’s access challenges appear to stem from issues of product…

  • Certified Organic Cannabis – Do Consumers Care?

    Certified Organic Cannabis – Do Consumers Care?

    April 28, 2015 – While a growing number of consumers and growers appreciate the concept of organically-produced cannabis, right now the legal industry occupies a gray area when it comes to verification. Technically, the cannabis industry can’t lay claim to the organic label. That requires certification by the US Department of Agriculture, a federal agency,…

  • Do Children Need Access to Medicinal Cannabis?

    Do Children Need Access to Medicinal Cannabis?

    April 23, 2015 – Hemp oil, used to treat neurological disorders, comes from the cannabis plant. But don’t call it medical marijuana. “People associate medical and recreational marijuana with THC, with a street drug, and with getting high,” Paige Figi says on a recent phone call. “This has none of those things.” Figi, specifically, is…

  • Why Marijuana is Illegal – Joe Rogan

    Why Marijuana is Illegal – Joe Rogan

    Why Marijuana is Illegal Joe Rogan concisely explains how we got here, who stands in the way and why.