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Supporting Patients Out of Time

Follow Us!Share This!There are a lot of ways you can support the work of Patients Out of Time. 1) Become a member! Join us in our mission of educating healthcare professionals, legal professionals, patients, and the public! 2) Donate to Patients Out of Time! It’s easy – just use this secure Paypal link, or send your check/money order to: Patients Out of Time, 1472 Fish Pond Road Howardsville, VA 24562. 3) Donate to our scholarship fund! Help bring patients, veterans,…
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Medical Cannabis

Honolulu, Nov. 19: The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know

Follow Us!Share This!The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Registration from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — drinks and snacks available]. Lunch will not be provided. Location: Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance. PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this event is not wheelchair-accessible. Contact Hours: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16044, for 6 contact hours Cost: $100.00 until November 18, $120 to register…
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2017 National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics

Follow Us!Share This!Cannabis: Protecting Patients and Reducing Harm On May 18-20, 2017, Patients Out of Time will hold The Eleventh National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in beautiful Berkeley, California! The theme for the conference will be “Cannabis: Protecting Patients and Reducing Harm.” At our 2017 conference, faculty from around the world and across the US will present on their state-of-the-art scientific and medical research findings and clinical experiences, as well as cutting edge legal strategies and organizing tactics. While…
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Congress Drops Veterans Medical Cannabis Amendment

Follow Us!Share This!Earlier this year, both the House and the Senate approved a Veterans Affairs appropriations bill that contained an amendment that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical cannabis to their patients who have qualifying conditions. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed in other ways, so it went to what’s called a conference committee, comprised of members from both chambers, in order to work out compromise language. That language did not include the medical…
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NIDA Monopoly on Providing Research Cannabis Broken At Last

Follow Us!Share This!Since 1968, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Mississippi Research Center have had a monopoly on production and provision of cannabis for research purposes in the United States. The Drug Enforcement Administration fought in court for years to maintain that monopoly. On August 12, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration finally relented, and published a proposed rule that would allow other institutions to register with the DEA and legally to produce cannabis for research purposes….
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DEA Rejects Two Rescheduling Petitions

Follow Us!Share This!The Drug Enforcement Administration finally announced that it was rejecting two separate petitions that called for the agency to reschedule cannabis, moving it from Schedule One under the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule Two. One of the petitions had been filed in 2011 by then-Governors Christine Gregoire (WA) and Lincoln Chafee (RI). The other was filed in 2009 by Bryan Krumm, a nurse and advocate for patients who use cannabis medicine. Follow Us!Share This!

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Sept. 25: The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Follow Us!Share This!The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 Time: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Registration from 9 – 10 a.m.] Location: NMC Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI Contact Hours: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16044, for 6 contact hours Cost: $50.00* until September 24 (*for Healthcare Professionals seeking CEUs; specially discounted rates for patients, the general public, and for HCPs not…
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Continuing Education Seminar, Medical Cannabis, Michigan, Public Policy, State Laws, Therapeutic Effects

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized Or Not? pt. 2

Follow Us!Share This!Al Byrne, co-founder of Patients Out of Time, CEO of Veterans for Compassionate Care LLC, and Founding Director of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, recently had a piece published by the website WalletHub on the question of “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” Following is ML’s article, which also appears here.) Should Marijuana Be Legalized Or Not? pt. 2 I am a DEA certified cannabis expert. I am a Veteran. I am a patient. Let’s get it down right. ‘Marijuana’…
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Follow Us!Share This!(Patients Out of Time co-founder and President, Mary Lynn Mathre, recently had a piece published by the website WalletHub on the question of “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” Following is ML’s article, which also appears here.) Should Marijuana Be Legalized? First of all, we should call it Cannabis – the proper name for this highly beneficial plant. There is much baggage with ‘marijuana’ or ‘marihuana,’ the Mexican name for this ancient plant. The alcohol prohibition had ended in the…
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Medical Marijuana Laws Related To Decrease In Work Absences

Follow Us!Share This!New research shows that medical marijuana laws may lead to fewer work absences. When considering medical marijuana laws, some people — particularly employers — raise concerns about the impact on workers. New research published in the journal Health Economics shows that in fact, medical marijuana laws appear to be related to a decrease in sick days. “Health Economics Letter: The Effect of Medical Marijuana on Sickness Absence” by Darin F. Ullman, PhD, was published July 15, 2016. The…
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