Category: Medical Cannabis News

Louisiana regulators remove patient cap on marijuana doctors

Louisiana regulators remove patient cap on marijuana doctors

Louisiana’s State Board of Medical Examiners voted 8-1 to remove a cap established in 2016 that limited physicians to 100 medical marijuana patients. People seeking the treatment pushed elimination of the cap, worried they will have difficulty getting the medication when it becomes available later this year, estimated around November.

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And Your Annual Epidiolex Prescription Will Cost You ?

And Your Annual Epidiolex Prescription Will Cost You ?

Hold your breath and breathe out deeply…”$32,500 per year. Company representatives said in a phone call with investors this week that the cost reflects that of other epilepsy medications. Patients should expect a wait time of about three weeks between when a physician prescribes the medication to when they actually receive the drug.”

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BMJ Article: Medical Cannabis on the NHS

BMJ Article: Medical Cannabis on the NHS

The BMJ write in their editorial, “Last week’s recognition by the UK government that cannabis has medicinal value and should be available on prescription is an important step (doi:10.1136/bmj.k3290). It offers the hope of potentially safe and effective treatment for thousands of children and adults with conditions that are currently beyond the help of licensed drugs, and it brings the UK in line with 40 other countries and 29 US states where medicinal use of cannabis is already legal. It also greatly opens up the prospects for research.”

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Bax Steps Down as Head of Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Bax Steps Down as Head of Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use

The Tampa Bay Times reports, “Christian Bax, the embattled director of the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, is resigning after a three-year stint marked by rule-making delays, rocky litigation and continued criticism over patients’ problems accessing the drug since medical cannabis was broadly legalized more than a year ago.”

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Report: Anti‐tumoural actions of cannabinoids

Report: Anti‐tumoural actions of cannabinoids

This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1111/bph.14426.

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USA Article For Cannabis Law Report: Availability of Medical Insurance Coverage for Medical Cannabis Patients

USA Article For Cannabis Law Report: Availability of Medical Insurance Coverage for Medical Cannabis Patients

Thankyou to Gene @ Stark & Stark and Rebecca at Greenberg Law Firm LLP for this article. With medical marijuana legal in 30 states and Washington, DC, plus the United States territories Guam and Puerto Rico and with almost two-thirds of the country having access to medical marijuana and just over 2.2 million patients nationwide, the clinical research on the health benefits and healing properties of the cannabis plant is contributing to the growing empirical studies and evidence supporting the use of marijuana as an effective medicine.

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NY Dept of Health Report: Assessment Of The Potential Impact Of Regulated Marijuana In New York State

NY Dept of Health Report: Assessment Of The Potential Impact Of Regulated Marijuana In New York State

Published: July 2018, “In his January 2018 budget address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for an assessment of the possible impact of regulating marijuana in New York State (NYS). The Governor directed NYS agencies to evaluate the health, public safety, and economic impact of legalizing marijuana. The experience of legalized marijuana in surrounding states was identified as an important issue to consider in the impact assessment”

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