Pennsylvania Approves Allowing Patients to Vaporize Whole Plant Marijuana Flowers; Adds Qualifying Conditions to Program

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Pennsylvania Approves Allowing Patients to Vaporize Whole Plant Marijuana Flowers; Adds Qualifying Conditions to Program | Marijuana Policy Project HARRISBURG, PA — At a hearing on Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved changes to the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program that … Read More

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | NORML BOSTON, MA — A history of marijuana use is associated with decreased in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing certain orthopedic surgeries, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse. Investigators … Read More

Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

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Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program | NORML ST. PAUL,  MN — Patients with intractable pain reduce their use of prescription opioids following cannabis therapy, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health. Investigators assessed … Read More

Clinical Trial: Use of Herbal Cannabis Safe and Effective in Cancer Patients

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Clinical Trial: Use of Herbal Cannabis Safe and Effective in Cancer Patients | NORML JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Cannabis administration is associated with the subjective improvement of symptoms in patients with cancer, according to clinical data published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Israeli … Read More

New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program | Paul Armentano TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday calling on state regulators to review the state’s eight-year-old medical cannabis access program and to recommend … Read More

Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients

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Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients | NORML EAST LANSING, MI — Cannabis use is associated with reduced neuro-inflammation in HIV patients – a result that likely reduces cognitive declines typically associated with the disease, … Read More

NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions

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NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions | Erik Altieri During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted his Department of Justice would be required to abide by budget amendments that restrict … Read More

Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana

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Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana | NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators … Read More

Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | NORML CHICAGO, IL — Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print … Read More

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