Tag Archives: medical marijuana

Medical Cannabis May Provide Relief… to the Medicare System

A study published this month in the journal Health Affairs finds that “the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as a clinical alternative fell significantly, once a medical marijuana law was implemented.” The authors state that “(n)ational overall reductions in Medicare program and enrollee spending when states implemented medical marijuana laws were […]

“High Court Refuses to Hear Cannabis Case Over Colorado”

Doug McVay compiles and maintains the highly regarded website DrugWarFacts.org. He’s the web and social media coordinator for Patients Out of Time, a nonprofit focused on medical cannabis and medical/scientific cannabis research. Doug is also a news reporter/producer and public affairs programmer at public radio station KBOO in Portland, Oregon, and he produces and hosts […]

A big week for marijuana in New England

“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” –Yogi Berra From a signature-fueled fight over signatures, to a legislative committee seeking to resolve a an issue that science has yet to settle, to an assistant attorney general wasting taxpayer monies in an epically shameful battle against the seriously ill, it’s been an interesting several days for medical […]

Complex issues deserve rational analysis, not simplistic rhetoric

Any professional who works in this industry understands that being an educator and industry ambassador is simply part of the work. There is so much people just don’t know. We spend a significant amount of time educating people about medical cannabis, how to consume it responsibly, and how to comply with the state’s laws and […]

What’s in that weed? Maine patients deserve lab-tested products

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program was recently scored as the best program in the country in terms of patient access, regulation, and oversight by the national group Americans for Safe Access (http://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/08/news/state/new-report-calls-maines-medical-marijuana-program-the-nations-best/). We certainly have come a long way in Maine to provide access to this safe and crucial medicine for Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.  We […]