Posted on January 27, 2022Categories Drugs, Health News

Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent exports first cargo of medical cannabis

KINGSTOWN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has exported a cargo of 110 pounds (49.8 kilos) of medical cannabis after receiving a license for export to Germany, according to official announcements and a local official familiar with the matter.

Saint Vincent, a Caribbean nation with a population of just over 110,000 people, has for years developed its local cannabis industry. In 2018, Saint Vincent created a state agency to oversee licensing and ensure its medical cannabis is available to local patients.

The shipment left on Jan. 18 and is expected to arrive in Germany on Jan. 19, said the official, who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

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The cargo was sold by Caribbean Cannabis Company, which already markets several products locally, according to the source.

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KINGSTOWN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has exported a cargo of 110 pounds (49.8 kilos) of medical cannabis after receiving a license for export to Germany, according to official announcements and a local official familiar with the matter.

Saint Vincent, a Caribbean nation with a population of just over 110,000 people, has for years developed its local cannabis industry. In 2018, Saint Vincent created a state agency to oversee licensing and ensure its medical cannabis is available to local patients.

The shipment left on Jan. 18 and is expected to arrive in Germany on Jan. 19, said the official, who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

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The cargo was sold by Caribbean Cannabis Company, which already markets several products locally, according to the source.

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Posted on January 27, 2022Categories Health News, Health Tips

NE medical cannabis ‘poison pill’ bill filed (Newsletter: January 24, 2022)

MN Dem leaders talk legal marijuana plan for 2022; PA medical cannabis homegrow bill; Study: Legalization states see increased banking activity

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Posted on January 26, 2022Categories Drugs, Health News

Cannabis and Psychosis: New Research

A recent issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry from January 1, 2022 contained new research data and an incisive editorial that advances our understanding of whether cannabis can cause, or is merely associated with, psychosis.

The association of cannabis with psychosis was first noted by the Scottish psychiatrist Thomas Clouston after visiting the Cairo asylum in 1896, where 40 out of the 253 patients had insanity attributed to hashish. Studies since then have conclusively documented cannabis’s association with schizophrenia-like psychosis.

For example, in 1987, 45,750 Swedish army conscripts were asked about their drug use. Those who had used cannabis more than 50 times were six times more likely to develop schizophrenia over the next 15 years than those who had never used it. (1) Analysis of multiple research studies shows an average two-fold increase in psychotic outcomes for typical cannabis users and an almost four-fold increase for the heaviest

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Posted on January 26, 2022January 26, 2022Categories Health News, Health Tips

Ohioans submit 9 new illness petitions to add to Ohio medical marijuana conditions list

COLUMUBS, Ohio – The State Medical Board of Ohio will study medical marijuana’s potential efficacy for a handful of conditions that nine state residents want to add to the list of qualifying conditions.

Over the next several months, the board will consider the following nine petitions. Some of them are repeated because they were submitted more than once by different petitioners.

-Gilbert’s syndrome

-Anxiety

-Degenerative disk disease, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder

-Bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, sleep disorder

-Opioid use disorder

-Insomnia

-Lupus

-Opioid use disorder

-Autism spectrum disorder

The state currently allows medical marijuana for 25 conditions. Two of the conditions that Ohioans requested this year are already permitted: chronic pain and PTSD.

Each year, the State Medical Board considers new conditions. All the petitions are expected to be presented to a medical board committee during a Feb. 9 meeting, when it will determine which petitions warrant

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Posted on January 26, 2022July 19, 2021Categories Health NewsTags , ,

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Posted on January 25, 2022Categories Drugs, Health News

Napa City Council approves ordinance allowing retail sales of adult-use cannabis | Local News

Adults will soon be able to purchase cannabis products at the city of Napa’s retail cannabis stores without needing a medical use card. 

The Napa City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amendment allowing adult-use sales to anyone age 21 and older on a 4-1 vote Tuesday night. The ordinance will come into effect 30 days after the second reading of the amendment is approved, which is set to happen at a future council meeting.

Napa currently only permits medical sales of cannabis, through an ordinance passed in 2017. That means people need a physician-approved cannabis use card to buy cannabis products at any of the city’s six dispensaries. And though acquiring a medical use card may take only 10 to 15 minutes, it still represents a financial and logistical hurdle to customers, according to local cannabis retailers. 

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Posted on January 25, 2022Categories Health News, Health Tips

SC Senate to tackle whether to OK forms of medical marijuana

The South Carolina Senate will start its long-awaited debate this week over a proposal that would legalize some forms of medical marijuana for people living with serious illnesses and conditions.

Senators struck a deal last year, making it reality last week, to give the legislation priority status more than seven years after the lead sponsor of the bill, state Sen. Tom Davis, first proposed legalizing medicinal cannabis.

The debate will mark the greatest push in South Carolina to legalize medicinal cannabis since the state voted to legalize cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive oil extracted from marijuana, in 2014.

Despite its recent fast-track treatment in the Senate — after about seven year’s worth of hearings — the move to legalize medical marijuana still faces strong opponents in South Carolina that stretch from a conservative faction of lawmakers to law enforcement who say the legislation could be abused and could lead users

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Posted on January 24, 2022January 24, 2022Categories Drugs, Health News

Cannabis ‘pushed off’ drugs list

Cannabis ‘pushed off’ drugs list

ONCB source says draft may flout pacts

The Ministry of Public Health’s committee on narcotic control on Thursday endorsed a draft ministerial announcement under a new drug law that excludes some cannabis from the narcotics list.

Dr Thongchai Kiratihatthayakon, the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary, said a majority voted to support the draft, which was approved by a sub-committee.

The draft will be forwarded to the Narcotics Control Board (NCB) for consideration on Tuesday. The meeting will be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.

If approved, the draft will be signed into law by the public health minister and announced in the Royal Gazette for promulgation.

“We have completed our task to push cannabis off the drug list,” Dr Thongchai said.

Dr Paisarn Dankum, secretary-general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the FDA will draft a regulation for controlling cannabis plantations.

“There is

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Posted on January 23, 2022Categories Drugs, Health News

After One Year As President, Biden’s Marijuana Promises Remain Unfulfilled

Thursday marks the end of President Joe Biden’s first year in office—and, by and large, his campaign promises on marijuana policy have so far gone unfilled. And while certain federal agencies have taken some positive reform steps, the administration managed to stir controversy over some outwardly hostile actions with respect to cannabis policy.

Contrary to Biden’s campaign pledges, cannabis has not been federally decriminalized, people remain in federal prison over non-violent marijuana offenses and the plant has yet to be rescheduled under the Controlled Substances Act. Of the cannabis promises that Biden made while running for president, just one has been met so far: the government has continued to let states implement marijuana reform mostly without federal intervention, though ongoing lack of clarity from the administration has caused continuing complications for the industry and consumers.

In one of the more notable positive developments to come out of the Oval Office,

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Posted on January 23, 2022Categories Health News, Health Tips

Florida lawmakers work to change medical marijuana program

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida’s 2022 legislative session kicks off on Tuesday and this year lawmakers are working to pass a bipartisan medical marijuana bill.

Florida doesn’t have recreational marijuana and for its medical marijuana program, people have to have a valid medical reason and need to be able to get the marijuana prescribed.

“Then you’re referred to a what’s called a vertically integrated MMTC so that company is going to grow your product, distribute your product, and that’s also who you’re going to buy it from,” said Andrew Learned, District 59 Representative.

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House Bill 679 would change Florida’s medical cannabis program, offering several technical clarifications.

“I think the first thing to understand about 679 is this is the first bipartisan marijuana package we’ve really run as a state in five years since the constitutional amendment

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