Connecticut Physicians Reject Opiate Withdrawal As MMJ Qualifying Condition

On Monday, Connecticut’s state medical marijuana board voted against a proposal to add opioid use disorder and opiate withdrawal as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis, the Hartford Courant reports. The proposal would have been one of the first in the country to clearly identify medical marijuana as a treatment for opioid addiction. The nine-member board, consisting […]

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Illinois Health Department Appeals Court Decision to Add Intractable Pain to MMJ List

The Illinois Department of Public Health has officially appealed the court decision to add intractable pain to the state’s qualifying conditions list for medical cannabis, according to an Associated Press report. The appeal was expected as the judge allowed a stay on the program change in order to allow the state appeal to be heard. […]

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Study: 34% of Chronic Pain Patients Enrolled in MMJ Program Quit Pharmaceuticals

A new study by researchers from the University of New Mexico found that 34 percent of chronic pain patients enrolled in the study were able to cease using all prescription medications by the last six months of the 24-month observation period. The study included 83 chronic pain patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program, […]

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New York Adds Chronic Pain to MMJ List; Allows Nurse Practitioners to Certify Patients

In a move that could significantly expand New York’s limited medical cannabis program, the state has added chronic pain to its qualifying condition list, according to a press release from the department. The Health Department is still developing the regulations to define what symptoms will qualify as chronic pain. “After conducting a thorough review of the […]

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