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Medical Marijuana Blog

New Yorks Marijuana Conference a Great Success

10-23-2014

New York Marijuana Conference a great success for start up medical marijuana entrepreneurs

The International Cannabis association hosted the largest East Coast Cannabis Business Expo in New York city this past weekend and has the entire industry in a business bustle. State Senator Diane Savino headlined the enterprising event held at the Marriott Marquis Broadway; also sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry, including the presidential Sponsor Marijuana Doctors. Saturday... Read more

Cannabis Is Being Used As Anti-Inflammatory Agent for Patients

10-21-2014

cannabis as a anti inflammatory

Cannabis as Anti-Inflammatory Agent Cannabis has long been praised for its anti-inflammatory properties and with a 92% patient approval rating, we’ll take a closer look at the science behind ‘why’ cannabis produces such an effect. Cannabis interacts with our CB receptors and in terms of anti-inflammatory properties, the CB2 receptor is where all the magic happens. The CB2... Read more

New York State Is Already Hiring for Jobs In The Medical Marijuana Industry

10-20-2014

jobs are opening for residents of new york in the marijuana industry

Now that the ceremonial bill for New York’s medical marijuana program has been signed, the real process of developing and implementing the actual program really begins. And New York is wasting no time in looking for highly qualified professionals to fill the required positions. Recently a job was posted online looking for Research Scientists to test and study analytical chemistry, while... Read more

New Yorks Marijuana Bill Is Being Delayed While Children Still Suffer from Seizures

10-20-2014

Children use cannabis for epilepsy and other diseases

Earlier this year, New York became the 23rd state to authorize medical marijuana, however, the program is not expected to be up and running before some time in 2016. For the patients, some of which children, and many suffering from AIDS, cancer and epilepsy, 2016 may be too late. Sadly since the signing of the ceremonial bill, 3 families are already mourning the loss of their children who have... Read more

Governor Cuomo Has the Power to Expedite Access of Medical Marijuana to Patients but Will He

10-17-2014

Mexico Considers Marijuana Legalization, Aims to Stop Cartel Violence

July 7, was the ceremonial bill signing of New York’s Compassion Care Act. As Governor Cuomo signed the bill, he shared the stage with a young girl from Suffren, who has had a rare form of epilepsy, called Dravet Syndrome, since she was only 5½ months old.  Amanda, has already tried up to 8 different seizure medications, some more than once, while also following a... Read more

Obama Takes First Step To Rescheduling Cannabis

10-16-2014

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It was recently announced that Obama intends to nominate Vanita Gupta, currently director of the ACLU's Center for Justice, to lead the civil rights division of the Justice Department. MarijuanaDoctors.Com is pleased with this information, because Vanita Gupta’s interest in disparities reflects concern over racial disparities in the war on drugs. Gupta has been quoted saying, “"We've... Read more

California Survey Shows Legitimacy Of Medical Marijuana

10-02-2014

california medical marijuana

Even though a survey released last year by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that nearly 8 of 10 physicians support the use of medical marijuana, a newer, wide-ranging survey conducted in California has found that medical marijuana patients agree with those doctors. According to the survey, published on NCBI, 92% of medical marijuana patients reported that medical cannabis helped... Read more

The Arthritis Society Calls For Expanded Medical Marijuana Research

09-30-2014

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In an official position paper it released Monday morning, The Arthritis Society directly called upon the Canadian government to conduct more research regarding the efficacy and safety associated with medical marijuana and its associated use to treat some of the symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain and fatigue. According to the Society’s CEO and president Janet Yale, “More... Read more

Recreational Marijuana A Reality But Still Hard To Find In Washington

09-30-2014

cannabis city seattle washington

Even though recreational marijuana in Washington went into effect and sales began slightly more than two months ago, it appears that legal cannabis can be hard to come by. Until this past weekend only one cannabis store was open in the city of Seattle and to reach it requires schlepping through industrial parks that are a fair ways away from the city’s downtown. And the worst part, you... Read more

Attorney General Holder Shows Evolved Opinion on Marijuana

09-29-2014

eric holder marijuana

With the news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation making headlines last week, it appears that the once cannabis opponent may now be more receptive than he has ever been for the possible re-scheduling of marijuana into a less dangerous and more beneficial class of drug. In an interview with Yahoo Global News’ Katie Couric that was released last Thursday September 25th,... Read more