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
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Endocannabinoid deficiency is a relatively new theory quickly developing within the cannabis and medical community. It’s possible an endocannabinoid deficiency might offer an explanation for why some people are just “better” after using cannabis. We break down what research has been conducted, and whether endocannabinoid deficiency is really a thing. Spoilers…it is!