Utah Tackling Several Cannabis Related Regulations

Now that terminally ill patients in Utah have the “right to try” medical cannabis, the Beehive State is defining the ways in which those patients can consume the medical-grade-cannabis. The Utah Department of Agriculture’s deputy commissioner told a Fox affiliate that in order for medical cannabis to consumed under current Utah law, it has to … Read more

Boehner Joins Cannabis Company Board

John Boehner, a prominent Republican politician and former Speaker of the House, was staunchly anti-marijuana for years. In 2011, when he was serving as a U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 8th congressional district, Boehner wrote, “I am unalterably opposed to the legalization of marijuana or any other FDA Schedule I drug.” In the years since his declaration, … Read more

Pennsylvania Marijuana Board OKs New Products, Conditions

On April 9th, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana advisory board voted in some important changes to that state’s program. They recommended the sale of whole-plant cannabis (leaves and flowers) to patients. Further, they recommended expanding the number of serious health conditions that would qualify patients for medical marijuana. Under Pennsylvania’s 2016 Medical Marijuana Act, patients can only use oils, … Read more

Legal Cannabis Means Less Opioid Use

On April 2nd, JAMA Internal Medicine published two papers that report on studies of at-risk patients who have access to legal cannabis in their states. Both studies reveal that when patients have access to legal marijuana, they use fewer opioid painkillers and are at less risk for addiction and death. The first paper, “Association of … Read more