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Over 800 Appeals Filed for Missouri Dispensary Licenses

Could More Missouri Dispensaries Be On the Way

Earlier this year, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) approved 192 medical marijuana dispensary licenses, 24 in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. The DHSS also awarded 60 licenses to cultivation facilities and 86 to product makers. But the matter appears far from settled. With many patients already holding their Missouri marijuana card, one of the key developments is the fact that over 800 rejected business applicants (including dispensary owners) have already filed appeals. Read More

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Anxiety in Missouri?

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Anxiety in Missouri

Studies have shown that cannabis can be highly effective for relieving anxiety. As Missouri deploys its medical cannabis program, patients considering getting their Missouri medical marijuana card are wondering if their anxiety disorder will qualify them for certification. While anxiety isn’t explicitly listed on the state’s official list of qualifying conditions, there may be some hope for anxiety sufferers seeking relief. Read More

Corona Virus Update for Our Patients

The health and well-being of our Patients, Staff, and Community is our highest priority. Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Green Health Docs will continue to deliver the highest level of care with the greatest level of precaution. Below are some of the precautionary measurements set in place at all of our clinics.

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Bills Seek to Protect Employees & Parents

Missouri office building with employees inside

Missouri NORML has introduced two new bills in the hopes of protecting patients who participate in the state’s new medical marijuana program. One bill is aimed at protecting employees, and the other seeks to protect parents. Both bills have been filed in the Missouri House of Representatives by Rep. Wiley Price of St. Louis. Read More

How Missouri Is Preparing to Sell Medical Marijuana

Missouri medical cannabis cultivation facility growing medical marijuana

Thanks to last year’s passage of Amendment 2, qualifying Missouri residents can now become legal MMJ patients by acquiring their Missouri medical marijuana card. In January, state health department officials released a complete list of the 192 marijuana dispensaries approved for licensure. The state has also approved 60 licensed commercial cultivators to provide marijuana to these dispensaries. But now that the businesses have been licensed, the real work begins. Read More

Can I Use My Medical Marijuana in Another State?

Can I Use My Medical Marijuana in Another State

Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs in effect, and more states—like Idaho—are considering 2020 ballot measures to implement their own programs. If so many states are accommodating to medical marijuana patients, it’s natural to wonder whether you can use your medical marijuana in another state. There are two important questions in play here. Read More

What to Do If Your Missouri Doctor Won’t Certify You for Medical Cannabis

Some Missouri Physicians Aren't Certifying MMJ Patients

Missouri’s medical marijuana program is now underway, and the first step for prospective patients is to receive a physician’s recommendation and register with the Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS). Many applicable patients, though, are having trouble finding a doctor who will certify them. If you’re struggling to get certified, you have a number of options available to you. Read More

Utah Medical Marijuana Program May Get Last-Minute Changes

medical marijuana flower on a scale in Utah

Utah’s new medical marijuana program isn’t yet in effect, but it has already undergone a number of significant changes—and more are on the way. A new bill is underway that’s expected to address a number of controversial aspects of the program, including the special packaging requirements and proposed patient caps. Read More

Medical Marijuana and Concussions

Medical Marijuana for Concussion Symptoms

Concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), affecting as many as 3 million people in the U.S. every year, but a growing body of research suggests that medical marijuana may be a useful remedy for certain concussion symptoms. Read More

Strongest Weed Strains in 2020

strongest weed strain picks for 2020

As cannabis cultivators continue to crossbreed various strains of marijuana, we’re introduced to the strongest weed strains we’ve ever seen. The highest THC strains of today seemed impossible just 20 years ago. Whether you’re looking for heightened effects or your tolerance is too high to benefit from average strains, you’ll benefit from knowing our picks for the most potent indica, sativa, and hybrid marijuana strains. Read More

The Danger of Laced Weed

The Dangers of Laced Marijuana

When purchasing medical marijuana, it’s essential that you shop only licensed dispensaries because of the dangers of laced weed. You might save a few dollars by purchasing from the street, but you might be getting a lot more than you bargained for. Read More

Medical Cannabis Strains and Their Uses by Condition

Medical Cannabis Uses by Strain Type

When you become a medical marijuana patient, you quickly learn that purchasing your medication is more complicated than simply filling a prescription. When you visit a dispensary, you must choose not only the delivery method (e.g. dry cannabis flower vs. edibles and tinctures) but also decide which of the medical marijuana strains is best for your condition. Read More

Virginia OKs Cannabis Vaping Products for MMJ Patients

Virginia OKs Cannabis Vaping Products for Medical Marijuana Patients - With 1 Restriction

Cannabis vape products have been facing intense nationwide scrutiny as more and more reports emerge about lung injuries and deaths. As Virginia prepares to open its first medical cannabis dispensary, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether marijuana vape products would be permitted for sale. As it turns out, yes they will—but with one important regulation intended to protect patients from lung illnesses. Vitamin E acetate will be strictly forbidden as an ingredient.

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Medical Marijuana Support Is Growing Nationwide

Medical Marijuana Support Is Growing Nationwide

Twenty-three years ago, California became the first state to implement a medical marijuana program. The move was controversial and became the subject of nationwide debate, but in the years since Prop 215 was passed, attitudes about cannabis use—and especially medicinal cannabis use—have become much more progressive. Today, 33 states allow medicinal and/or recreational use, and support for medicinal marijuana is becoming almost unanimous.

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