Public Policy

FDA Sends Warning Letters To CBD Companies About Health Claims

Follow Us!Share This!On October 31, the US Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to several companies involved in selling products that are reported to contain CBD, over health claims being made by the sellers about their products. According to the FDA: The FDA has grown increasingly concerned at the proliferation of products claiming to treat or cure serious diseases like cancer. In this case, the illegally sold products allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the marijuana plant that…
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Cannabis Industry, News, Public Policy

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Give NFL Players the Option of Medical Cannabis

Follow Us!Share This!Some may claim they just want to get high, yet the players will tell you that cannabis is their medicine; it is the best medicine for their pain and injuries resulting from the numerous hits they take. Frequent hits to the head create cumulative damage that results in serious brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Body slams and tackles result in aches and pains throughout the body. These injuries are not limited to football – think of athletes who…
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Medical Cannabis, NFL, Public Policy, State Laws, Therapeutic Effects, Video On Demand

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Cannabis: Protecting Patients and Reducing Harm

Follow Us!Share This!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkeley, CA—May 1, 2017– Physicians, research scientists and faculty from across the U.S. and around the globe will present the latest scientific, medical and clinical research findings May 18 – 20th at Patients Out of Time’s The Eleventh National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: “Cannabis: Protecting Patients and Reducing Harm.” The conference is accredited for CMEs and CEUs and will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, CA. Although the initial…
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California, Cannabis Industry, Cannabis Research, Continuing Education Seminar, Medical Cannabis, National Clinical Conference, Public Policy, State Laws, Therapeutic Effects

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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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Faculty Announced For The Eleventh National Clinical Conference On Cannabis Therapeutics

Follow Us!Share This!Faculty members have been announced for The Eleventh National Clinical Conference On Cannabis Therapeutics, which is being held by Patients Out Of Time on May 18-20 2017 in Berkeley, CA. Click here for the full list. Follow Us!Share This!

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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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Medical Cannabis, News, Public Policy, State Laws

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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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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Medical Cannabis, Public Policy, State Laws