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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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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 Cannabis, Public Policy, State Laws

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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Medical Cannabis, Public Policy, State Laws

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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Worldwide Campaign: Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes is a Human Right

Follow Us!Share This!Patients Out of Time – An international consortium of medical cannabis organisations are demanding that humans, regardless of state or allegiance and without qualification, be able to use cannabis therapeutically. In a joint declaration, the organisations from Europe and North America refer to Article 3 of the Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948. The declaration is the beginning of a worldwide campaign on the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The declaration was…
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A Virginia Nurse Takes on a Tough Issue: Medical Marijuana

Follow Us!Share This!It has been reported to relieve muscle spasms in people with spinal cord injuries, stave off blindness in glaucoma patients and prevent wasting in those living with cancer and AIDS. It might be a highly touted, widely used wonder drug, if it wasn’t for one significant drawback: In most states, it’s illegal. The branding of marijuana as an illegal substance, according to Mary Lynn Mathre, is causing many people with chronic diseases to suffer needlessly or secretly use…
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