Medical marijuana is now open to patients in Virginia – with a few important caveats. On March 21st, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam approved SB 1557, the latest in an ongoing series of marijuana usage protections for medical patients. Virginia’s medical cannabis program is a bit more complex than that of other states, and there are a few important things that every prospective patient should know.
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In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, with 52.75% of voters in favor. Shortly thereafter, the legislature took steps to amend the measure, ultimately replacing it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Although advocates continue to fight the replacement measure in court and further changes may still be made, medical marijuana is now available to qualifying patients.
But who exactly is a “qualifying patient?”
Virginia residents are now able to receive medicinal cannabis thanks to a series of legislative actions including HB 1251 and more recently SB 1557. Qualifying patients can receive their Virginia medical marijuana card by obtaining a doctor’s written certification and then registering with the Board of Pharmacy. But in spite of this, there’s still a lot of confusion: Is medical marijuana legal in Virginia?
Many migraine sufferers are now turning to an unlikely source for relief: medical marijuana. The trend follows rising nationwide acceptance of cannabis use in the U.S., as 33 states now permit medicinal use and 11 states allow recreational use. Cannabis is used to address everything from glaucoma to epilepsy, but could a person also use marijuana for migraines? Read More
Cannabidiol (CBD) has developed a dedicated following thanks to its perceived effectiveness against anxiety, epilepsy, localized pain, and other conditions. Using CBD oil for issues such as an enlarged prostate is fairly common place, and although research is still limited (and much of the evidence for its efficacy is anecdotal) the popularity of this compound continues to grow. Like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid, an active compound found in cannabis. But unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t get the user high. Read More
One of the most common questions patients ask their medical marijuana doctors is “can I mix weed with antibiotics?” Antibiotics are the go-to remedy for all types of bacterial infection, but they aren’t without their downsides. For instance, overuse can lead to the development of stronger, more resistant bacteria. Also, antibiotics can interact negatively with certain other drugs and medications. As a result, medical cannabis users are left wondering about the interaction between marijuana and antibiotics.
As marijuana laws continue to evolve across the U.S., cooking with cannabis is becoming an increasingly popular activity among medical marijuana patients and recreational users alike. It allows for a simple and potent marijuana delivery system without a single puff of smoke.
If you’re new to the unique complexities of culinary cannabis, you’ll want to avoid some of the common cooking mistakes—lest you waste perfectly good flower on an unintended kitchen disaster.
Zoloft is one of the leading prescription medications used to treat depression. But as more states legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis, marijuana is becoming a popular depression treatment in its own right. What happens, though, when you combine Zoloft and weed?
Though marijuana may be enjoyed for medicinal or recreational uses (laws vary by state), it’s important to recognize the fundamental differences between medical cannabis and recreational weed.
There’s nothing like pumpkin spice during the chilly fall months. But can you make pumpkin spice cannabis? Absolutely you can! Here are two recipes that should fill your belly and relax your spirit.