The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis recognizes cancer as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. If you are actively undergoing cancer treatment in the state of West Virginia, you may be able to supplement your therapy with cannabis and potentially improve your quality of life. Read More
Do you live with the constant pain of arthritis? Arthritis isn’t specifically listed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in West Virginia, but some sufferers may still qualify.
More than 54 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. Of those sufferers, 23.7 million have experienced a significant impact to their quality of life.
Though arthritis, in a general sense, refers to any kind of joint inflammation, the term actually describes around 200 different rheumatoid conditions that affect the joints and surrounding tissue. The pain and inflammation can make everyday tasks difficult, but some sufferers are finding relief in medical marijuana. Read More
As much as 40% of the U.S. population suffers from at least occasional bouts of insomnia. About 10-15% of Americans report having severe, chronic insomnia that makes it difficult for them to function. If you find yourself in this boat, and you’re hoping to obtain a West Virginia medical marijuana card to achieve better sleep, there’s good news and bad news.
Unfortunately, West Virginia does not recognize insomnia as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis. However, you may still qualify based on the underlying cause of your insomnia. Read More
Arkansas residents spend over half a million dollars per day on legal cannabis products. But not just anyone is free to light up, and even registered medical marijuana patients are subject to a labyrinth of restrictions and regulations. Before you step foot in your local dispensary, you’ll want to brush up on all applicable Arkansas marijuana laws. Read More
It has been more than three years since West Virginia passed its medical marijuana bill into law, but the Office of Medical Cannabis is still not issuing cards to prospective patients. That may change very soon, though, as the program’s director, Jason Frame, recently confirmed that growers, processors, and dispensaries are being approved for licensure as we speak. If all goes according to plan, we can expect to see the program fully underway by the spring of 2021. Read More
A designated medical marijuana caregiver is an individual chosen by the patient to obtain and administer medication on their behalf. It may be the parent of a minor with a medical marijuana card, or it may be the friend or relative of a disabled patient who’s unable to manage their treatment independently. The process for becoming a medical marijuana caregiver in Arkansas is simple, but not everybody is eligible. Read More
There are an estimated 4 million+ medical marijuana patients nationwide. Could you be the next to sign up? We’re often asked, “Is it hard to get a medical card?” The simple answer is: It’s easy if you qualify; it’s hard if you don’t. Your ability to get certified will depend on where you live and what condition you suffer from, among other factors. Read More
The opioid epidemic is showing little indication of slowing in America, and West Virginia—like many states—is struggling to get the scourge under control. Opioids like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and heroin continue to pose a threat, but as the state prepares to launch its medical cannabis program, there may be some hope for a safer alternative on the horizon. Read More
When you consider registering for an Arkansas medical marijuana card, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the laws pertaining to Arkansas medical cannabis and guns. Arkansas has nearly 80,000 registered guns, making it the second-largest state in the nation for gun owners. It is also home to over 50,000 medical marijuana patients and growing, and that’s where things get complicated. Many of these patients also own guns and may be violating the law without even realizing it. Read More
Nearly 3 million Americans rely on blood thinners each year to prevent and control blood clots, but some people are now looking to medical marijuana as a potential replacement or supplement. The compounds found in cannabis may hold great promise for individuals with heart and blood vessel conditions, but medical experts still have some concerns. Read More
Numerous states—including Connecticut, Illinois, and New Hampshire—recognize spinal cord injury as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Arkansas does not specifically identify spinal cord injury in a broad sense, but the language of the law is still clear. Most spinal injury sufferers absolutely qualify for an Arkansas medical marijuana card.
A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll reveals that a record number of likely Arkansas voters are in favor of expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.
When medicinal cannabis was first made legal in 2016, only 53% of voters were in favor, a slight majority. Fast-forward four years later, and a staggering 67.5% are now in favor. Only 20.5% of voters oppose medical marijuana, and 12% are unsure.
Chronic inflammation can severely inhibit your quality of life, but studies show that cannabinoids (the active compounds in marijuana) may be effective in relieving anxiety symptoms. Inflammation is not specifically listed among West Virginia’s qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, but a number of inflammatory conditions do qualify.
If you live in West Virginia and are struggling with chronic inflammation, your eligibility for medical marijuana may depend largely on the source of your inflammation. Read More
The Arkansas Department of Health is now issuing medical marijuana cards to patients with cachexia. If you’re struggling to maintain a healthy weight and you’ve been diagnosed with this potentially life-threatening condition, you may qualify. Read More
Officials in West Virginia have reopened the application process for medical marijuana testing labs in the state. According to an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), the Office of Medical Cannabis is now free to review applications indefinitely. Whereas grow facilities and dispensaries are limited to a finite number of licenses, there will be no cap on the number of medical testing facilities in the state.