Over 3 million U.S. adults live with epilepsy and seizures. In recent years, medical marijuana has emerged as a popular treatment option, as cannabis appears to be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of seizures. If you live in Missouri and you suffer from epilepsy, you may be able to register as a medical marijuana patient. Read More
A planned recreational marijuana initiative will not appear on Missouri’s November ballot despite a major push by advocates that at one point showed promise. According to recent reports, the uphill battle to bring marijuana to Missouri was made even more complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Over 16 million U.S. adults have at least one major depressive episode in any given year. That’s nearly 7 percent of the population. Millions more suffer from mild to moderate depression, and the COVID-19 pandemic is only making matters worse as people feel increasingly helpless and isolated. Read More
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has issued nearly 40,000 medical marijuana cards to prospective patients, and the pace of new approvals has not slowed since the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. Read More
Migraines are among the most severe and difficult-to-treat headaches, affecting 36 million Americans, but a growing body of research indicates that medical marijuana may provide relief. If you live in Missouri and suffer from persistent migraines, there may be some good news. The state’s Department of Health & Senior Services has listed migraines among its qualifying conditions for a Missouri medical marijuana card, but there are some restrictions. Read More
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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, New York, Oklahoma 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.
Following the smashing success of Green Health’s telemedicine program in Missouri, Green Health Docs is pleased to announce that we have added three more states to our existing telemedicine program. We’ll break down what this means for patients.
Missouri’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t gobs of cash to be made for the state. We take a look at how much money Missouri has made from medical cannabis thus far, as well as how many applicants have applied to open a medical cannabis business in the Show Me State.