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Get ready for massive expansion of N.J.’s medical marijuana program

By Payton Guion and Susan K. Livio An audit of New Jersey’s limited medical marijuana program will recommend that Gov. Phil Murphy launch a massive expansion of the program, NJ Advance Media has learned. The suggested changes would loosen the program’s requirements and add medical marijuana shops across the state, according to people with direct knowledge of …

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Conference dispels myths about cannabis

B7 Dayla Lahring Professionals in the medical cannabis field are challenging people to do away with their old ideas around the drug, especially when it comes to the workplace. Many people hold the belief that if you consume cannabis, you’re going to get high. But that’s not always true. The …

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Vets weigh in on cannabis for pets

By April Michelle Short You may have seen a sign in your local pet store or dispensary advertising CBD — the chemical compound in cannabis that doesn’t get you high and has shown multiple health benefits in people — for pets. Cannabis businesses are flocking to the $30 billion pet …

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Beyond baggies: How to read modern marijuana packaging

By David Downs More than 25 million Californians — plus millions more visitors — can enter California’s 250-plus recreational cannabis dispensaries now that commercial sales have begun in 2018. But how many shoppers actually know how to read a product label and take marijuana safely? With legalization has come detailed …

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Medical Cannabis for Pain May Reduce Need for Opioids

By Nancy Melville ANAHEIM, California — The use of appropriate dosing of medical cannabis and following key treatment regimen recommendations can lead to “remarkable” improvements in pain and a reduced need for opioids in both adults and children, two pain specialists suggest. Describing his experience in treating pain with medical …

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Medical marijuana for pets?

By Jake Miller It’s no secret that cannabis has medicinal effects on humans. But can it help our pets as well? Dr. Casara Andre, founder of Cultivate Veterinary Wellbeing in Wheat Ridge, wondered the same thing after watching her boyfriend’s father battle cancer. He eventually turned to cannabis. “I saw …

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UPMC clears doctors to certify patients for medical marijuana

By Ben Schmitt Health giant UPMC, which initially shied away from Pennsylvania’s fledgling medical marijuana program, has created new guidelines for its doctors interested in certifying patients for treatment. The development could provide a huge boost to the program’s physician participation, as the state only had 433 approved doctors available …

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Marijuana Doesn’t Seem to Harm the Kidneys

By Robert Preidt TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As marijuana use has increased in the United States in recent years, medical experts and users alike have wondered about its health effects. Now, a new study finds there’s no link between marijuana use and kidney disease — at least …

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