Category Archives: patients

You Can Now Legally Buy Medical Marijuana in St. Louis County

A big thing happened over the weekend: A dispensary started selling legal weed in St. Louis County. Medical marijuana patients will no longer have to go to Illinois to get their medicine, they’ll just hop on over to Manchester. N’Bliss (1266 Old Orchard Center, Manchester; 314-627-2499) became the first dispensary to serve a medical marijuana […]

France Gives Final Go-Ahead For Medical Cannabis Testing Program

If the testing programme turns out to be a success, France could become the 23rd European country allowing medical use of cannabis. For two years, 3,000 patients in France will be able too legally use cannabis as treatment for their illnesses. Set to last for a period of two years, the testing programme “authorises experimentation […]

Utah’s New Medical Marijuana Program More Popular Than Officials Expected

Six months after medical marijuana became legal for purchase inside Utah for the first time, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. But high demand has also led to shortages in both product and providers interested in recommending medical marijuana to patients. “It’s been going. It’s been going well, as with all new programs and […]

Cash Payments No Longer The Only Option For Utah Cannabis Patients

Utah’s medical cannabis patients are now allowed by the state to spend their money inside marijuana pharmacies, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s major financial institutions want their fingerprints on transactions involving the federally illegal substance. Credit card companies generally avoid cannabis transactions, for fear of federal repercussions. PayPal and Venmo are also leery of […]

Patients Prefer Medicinal Cannabis In Chemotherapy Trial

Medicinal cannabis has been shown to make a difference for cancer patients to relieve the side-effects of chemotherapy. Early results of a landmark trial involving 80 patients at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse hospital show that cannabis capsules were better than placebo at improving symptoms. “An extra one in 10 people had control of nausea and […]

Parkinson’s Patients Report Using Cannabis Largely for Symptom Relief in U.S. Survey

Nearly a quarter of patients with Parkinson’s disease polled in a U.S. national survey reported using cannabis mainly to try and ease their symptoms, despite a lack of evidence on both its effectiveness and safety. Although still federally illegal, marijuana has been legalized for either recreational or medicinal use in 33 states in the U.S., […]

Kiwibank Shuts Down ‘Green Fairy’ Account After Giving Her ‘Local Hero’ Medal

“Green fairy” Rose Renton is having her Kiwibank account shut down less than a year after the same bank awarded her a “local hero” medal.Renton has been a prominent campaigner for medicinal cannabis since the death of her son Alex in 2015, for whom she had fought for the right to treat with cannabis products. […]

Here’s How Cannabis Can Help Fight Chronic Gut Problems

Though cannabis provides therapeutic value for those with IBD, its primary benefit doesn’t really seem to have to do with pain. A primary reason that many patients turn to medicinal cannabis is to treat chronic pain. In fact, a 2019 study published in the journal Health Affairs found that more than 62 per cent of […]

Epilepsy and Cannabis: The Latest Research

It’s now a widely-held and recognized belief that cannabis helps patients with epilepsy maintain a better quality of life and find respite from seizures. With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) citing that epilepsy affects over 3.4 million Americans, identifying a key function in the disease’s ability to target certain parts of the body gives […]