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
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
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
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.
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.
Maine voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2016, but the program still hasn’t launched four years later. If you have a legitimate medical need for marijuana and you’ve been avoiding becoming a patient because “recreational sales are on the way,” you should probably still opt for that medical card. Recent developments indicate that recreational sales are still a long way off. Read More
Glaucoma is one of the more common reasons why patients request medical marijuana, but not every state recognizes glaucoma sufferers as qualifying cannabis patients. If you live in Maine, the requirements can be especially confusing, as the state no longer maintains an official list of qualifying conditions. Although this creates some ambiguity, it may actually be good news for glaucoma patients. Read More
Arkansas opened its first medical marijuana dispensaries in May 2019. Since that time, the state has been scrambling to fine-tune its program and create an efficient system for all patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the fledgling program, but it has also given way to new, more patient-friendly practices like improved sanitation, greater access to delivery, and telemedicine evaluations. Read More
If you live with fibromyalgia, you may qualify for medical marijuana in Arkansas. Cannabis has been shown to address common symptoms and may help to improve your quality of life. Because fibromyalgia appears on the state’s list of qualifying conditions, you should have no trouble getting certified as long as you have a confirmed diagnosis. There are some conditions and restrictions, which we’ll address. Read More
Do you live—or do you care for someone who lives—with Alzheimer’s disease? If you reside in Arkansas, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card. Alzheimer’s appears on the state’s official list of qualifying conditions, and prospective patients can apply from the comfort of home. Read More