Students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) will soon have some interesting studying to do as the university has recently announced a cannabis master’s degree program. That’s right … you can earn a master’s in sticky reefer! We break down all the details of this exciting new program. We also ponder what’s in store for the future of cannabis.
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Not every medical marijuana patient has a spotless criminal record. Mistakes happen. People do foolish things. They get caught. They serve time. It’s a part of life. But not every state allows those with previous criminal convictions to get a medical marijuana card.
The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team takes a look at whether Missouri will allow those with a previous criminal record to get a Missouri medical marijuana card. And even better, can those patients grow cannabis, too?
Many patients come to Green Health Docs looking to reduce the amount and/or dosage of their current prescription medications. In fact, opioid substitution is a one of the qualifying conditions listed in Missouri’s medical marijuana program. This is understandable since most medications have the potential for harmful side effects, especially with prolonged use. Even over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen (Motrin) can cause stomach ulcers or increased bleeding if overused.
One of the biggest concerns with patients is how medical marijuana interacts with prescription drugs. Dr. Evan Edwards dives into how cannabis can work with prescriptions, and what to avoid.
Missouri medical marijuana is fast approaching! Patients and patient caregivers can now apply for their official Missouri medical marijuana card or caregiver ID. We break down the steps that patient caregivers must take in order to successfully get their Missouri medical marijuana patient caregiver ID, and what this ID card entails.
So you live in a state that allows home cultivation. You have your medical marijuana card and/or your home cultivation license. Now it’s time to pick what type of medical cannabis grow you want to have. But what methods of home cultivation currently exist? Green Health Docs breaks down a few popular growing methods.
At last, Missouri Medical Marijuana Registration begins! Missourians will be able to register their medical marijuana certifications and caregiver applications earlier than expected. The state’s medical marijuana program website will begin accepting patient applications on June 28, 2019 instead of July 4, 2019. We break down what patients should expect from this process.
At the end of the day, cannabis is a plant. That’s it. Cannabis grows in the ground. It drinks water and nutrients. It absorbs sunlight and grows sticky flowers. In some states, like Missouri, medical marijuana patients are actually allowed to grow cannabis. But in others, like Ohio and Maryland, the laws are far more restricted and growing cannabis is considered illegal. If cannabis is simply a plant, though, why can’t patients grow it? The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team will take a dive into why states should reconsider their home cultivation laws.
You remember the old stoner cliche. The hippy with the shades, tie-dyed shirt, dreadlocks and doobie burning away on that rusty roach clip. But smoking cannabis is just one method of medicating with cannabis. However, in many cases, it’s neither the best method, nor legal (as in the case with Ohio). But what other types of administration methods exist? The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team explores the different ways patients can enjoy medicating with cannabis.