Recently new guidelines were issued on medical cannabis for chronic pain. An excerpt: Chronic pain patients can be treated with medical cannabis following one of three protocols based on patient characteristics, according to an international task force at the virtual […]
Article excerpt: Delta-9-THC, the main drug in cannabis plants that gets people high, can also be a potent medicine. It can treat extreme nausea and stimulate appetite, which is especially helpful for people who have HIV or are going through […]
David L. Nathan, MD on introducing the Universal Cannabis Product Symbol and the Universal Cannabis Information Label at Cannabis Science and Technology. Read the article at Cannabis Science and Technology
Drug Policy Alliance Leads Extensive Coalition of Public Health Organizations and Professionals in Calling on Congress to Support Marijuana Reform
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) led a group of 16 public health organizations and over 100 public health professionals in calling on members of Congress to support comprehensive marijuana reform by bringing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement […]
From the article: When voters head to the polls in November two initiatives regarding the legalization of medical marijuana will appear. The first is Initiative 65, which was brought forward by the citizens of Mississippi who would like to see […]
Article excerpt: “CBG is interesting in a lot of different ways,” says Peter Grinspoon, MD, primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, instructor at Harvard Medical School, and board member of the advocacy group Doctors For Cannabis Regulation. Dr. Grinspoon […]
Originally appeared at the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine
Article excerpt: Portland’s Office of Community & Civic Life named Dasheeda Dawson as its new cannabis program supervisor earlier this month, in some ways ushering in a new chapter of the city’s Social Equity Grant program. Portland voters passed a 3% […]
Article excerpt: Dasheeda Dawson, the new head of Portland, Ore.’s Cannabis Program, believes it’s essential to disseminate accurate information about the plant, and the costs of prohibition. She joined the regulatory side in May, after stints in cannabis advocacy and […]
Article excerpt: Brooklyn native Dasheeda Dawson was recently put in charge the Cannabis Program of Portland, Oregon’s Office of Community and Civic Life. “I am working within the government to activate things that are long overdue,” Dawson told Benzinga. The […]
Article excerpt: Systemic racism isn’t just intertwined with the criminalization of cannabis, but in the legal industry, too. Breaking into this business as an entrepreneur is an uphill battle unless you’re privileged with financial security and connections. If you have […]
Article excerpt: Dr. Lester Grinspoon passed away peacefully this morning, just a day after celebrating his 92nd birthday. As a physician, researcher, author, educator and activist, Grinspoon was a towering figure in both the medical marijuana movement and the grassroots […]
Article excerpt: In 2016, Portland voters approved a 3 percent local tax on cannabis sales—money that was promised to fund drug treatment, small businesses, and public safety. Instead, almost all of it is going to the Portland Police Department, a […]
The City of Portland has released a statement welcoming Dasheeda Dawson, a board member of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, as Cannabis Program Supervisor. City of Portland Announcement: Please join us in welcoming Dasheeda Dawson in her new role as Cannabis […]
Certified cannabinoid medicine specialist, Dr. Rachel Knox has been appointed to the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) board of directors. Founded in 2016, DFCR is the first global organization specifically for doctors and healthcare professionals working to promote public health and further social justice through science-backed cannabis regulation.
“It’s mostly talking and at the end patients get an electronic copy of everything. They don’t even have to take notes,” said Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, director of NorthShore Medical Group’s Integrative Medicine program in Chicago. Fewer of Mendoza Temple’s […]
While they may feel scary, bad highs typically aren’t life-threatening, says Peter Grinspoon, MD, primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, instructor at Harvard Medical School, and board member of the advocacy group Doctors For Cannabis Regulation. Full article at […]
In a recent conversation published in NJ Cannabis Insider, David Nathan, a Princeton-based psychiatrist and the founder of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, spoke about the challenges and opportunities physicians serving medical marijuana patients are currently navigating amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Speaking with the publication Every Day Health, DFCR board member Monica Taing touched on the “entourage effect” in cannabis. Article excerpt: This refers to the impact of ingesting multiple components of the cannabis plant together, instead of ingesting one component […]
The global COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered life around the world. The disease, which causes serious respiratory illness, requires that people of all ages avoid any and all behaviors which could increase the risk of transmitting or being exposed to the virus.