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How Are Canadian Patients Using Medical Cannabis? Medical 

How Are Canadian Patients Using Medical Cannabis?

It seems like every day brings a new study about the ways medical cannabis can be used in healthcare. But how are patients already accessing medical cannabis, and in what form? And more importantly, how is it impacting their quality of life? A new study led by Philippe Lucas, Vice-President of Patient Research & Access for Tilray, and Leafly’s own Nick Jikomes, PhD, provides some of the first answers to these questions. Read the full article

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GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Pushes Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative Medical News Politics 

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Pushes Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative

Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has represented Utah in Congress since 1977, has historically not been a champion of marijuana law reform, and continues to oppose full recreational legalization. But in a floor speech he said that “in our zeal to enforce the law, we too often blind ourselves to the medicinal benefits of natural substances like cannabis.” Read the full article

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Sri Lanka to export cannabis from first plantation Medical News 

Sri Lanka to export cannabis from first plantation

Sri Lanka is to launch its first official cannabis plantation to supply the traditional medicine market and export to the United States, the health minister said Wednesday. Rajitha Senaratne said the 100-acre (40-hectare) cannabis farm, which could produce more than 25 tonnes a year and would be under military protection, would ensure a regular high quality supply. Read the full article

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Nevada Campaign Aims to Deter Moms from Using Marijuana During Pregnancy Health Medical 

Nevada Campaign Aims to Deter Moms from Using Marijuana During Pregnancy

In Nevada, state health officials are gearing up to launch a public information campaign to dissuade expectant mothers from using marijuana during pregnancy. Although not typically a common public health issue, a recent federal survey showed an increase in the number of expectant mothers using marijuana during pregnancy, due in part to the increase in states with recreational marijuana laws on the books. Read the full article

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LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees Medical News 

LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – At a meeting of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board later today, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will inform the board members regarding several oversight issues and the implementation of the regulatory framework for the new Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Act (MMFLA). LARA, in consultation with the board, has sole authority to promulgate rules and emergency rules as necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the MMFLA. Read the full article

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