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TSA Does NOT Allow Medical Cannabis Aboard Flights in the US

Follow Us!Share This!The federal Transportation Security Administration does not allow medical cannabis on board any flights in the US. Earlier today a marijuana industry-related blog carried a report that the TSA was officially going to allow patients to bring their medical cannabis with them on board flights. This report was not correct. The story included a purported screenshot of the TSA website. Patients Out of Time checked the TSA site for confirmation, however, and discovered this: Presuming the original story…
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Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Follow Us!Share This!New from the National Academies of Science: Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. “Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use…
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Urge The White House: De-Schedule Cannabis Now

Follow Us!Share This!Join with Patients Out of Time in urging President Barack Obama to do the right thing before leaving office, and direct the Attorney General to remove cannabis from Controlled Substances Act immediately. Sign The Petition. Here’s the text: Cannabis is a natural herbal plant that has grown freely for centuries and provided humans food, medicine, fiber, fuel, and more; therefore, we demand that this highly beneficial plant be de-scheduled now. Veterans, patients, & all U.S. citizens have the…
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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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Great Falls (MT) Tribune: Opinion: Shameful State Medical Marijuana Law Hurts Patients

Follow Us!Share This!From the June 9, 2016 Great Falls (MT) Tribune: Opinion: Shameful State Medical Marijuana Law Hurts Patients By Elizabeth Pincolini 10:11 p.m. MDT June 9, 2016 A Billings Montana car salesman, Steve Zabawa, along with Montana’s attorney general, Tim Fox, have worked to overturn Montana’s medical marijuana law. Zabawa has once again proposed a 2016 ballot initiative that seeks to overturn Montana’s medical marijuana program. In 2014, Mr. Zabawa tried unsuccessfully to have an initiative added to the…
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Columbus (OH) Dispatch: Questions up in the air about medical marijuana law

Follow Us!Share This!From the June 10, 2016 online edition of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch: Questions Up In The Air About Medical Marijuana Law By Alan Johnson The Columbus Dispatch • Friday June 10, 2016 6:54 AM Ohio’s new medical marijuana law is on the books, but many questions are unanswered. When it will be available? What edible forms of marijuana will be allowed? And how much it will cost taxpayers to run the program? The law spells out how marijuana…
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Veterans, Post Traumatic Stress and Medical Cannabis

Follow Us!Share This!Patients Out of Time recognizes that the federal prohibition of herbal cannabis is unjust and hurts patients. In 2010 Dr. Robert Petzel, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs issued a Directive that acknowledged the medical value of cannabis and directed VA physicians that they could continue to provide treatment to Veterans who use cannabis as long as they live in a state with a medical cannabis law and have a recommendation for cannabis from a civilian physician. This…
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Cannabis Education Group Hails Sanjay Gupta’s Apology

Follow Us!Share This!Howardsville, VA: Patients Out of Time hailed the recent announcement by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent who apologized last week for his previous negative stance on the medical use of marijuana. The neurosurgeon said in an August 8th editorial on the CNN website, “I apologize because I didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too…
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