7 Things Every Patient Should Know About Virginia’s New Medical Cannabis Program

Virginia Medical Cannabis Program

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.

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Utah Prop 2 Qualifying Illnesses for Medical Marijuana

Utah Prop 2 Qualifying Illnesses for Medical Marijuana

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?”

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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Virginia?

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Virginia

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?

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Pumpkin Spice Cannabis? Check Out These Fall-Inspired Edible Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cannabis

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.

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Growing Cannabis: Why Allowing Home Cultivation Makes Sense

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.

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Maryland, New York & Oklahoma Add Telemedicine

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.

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Let’s Talk About Endocannabinoid Deficiency

Endocannabinoid Deficiency

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!

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How to Minimize the Adverse Effects of Cannabis

How to Minimize Adverse Effects of Cannabis

Many patients have questions about what to expect when they use cannabis for the first time. Some are fearful of becoming too high, and this makes them anxious to try their new medicine. Those of you who have already experienced the many benefits of cannabis may think this is a silly fear, but you’d be surprised how many people share this concern. Here are a few things you can do to reduce the possible adverse effects of cannabis … if you ever find yourself in a rough situation.

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The Health Effects of Cannabis

The health effects of cannabis continue to surprise scientists, physicians and researchers. In fact, the DEA is even beginning to conduct some research into the health benefits of this miracle plant. Below, we’ll take an intimate look at how cannabis effects the different systems in our bodies.

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Medical Marijuana Dosage

Cannabis is an unusual medication in many ways compared to typical pharmaceuticals. One of the big differences is that effective medical marijuana dosage can vary widely from person to person. Factors include method of ingestion, concentration of THC & CBD, personal tolerance, and many others. We’ll break down what to expect when dosing with medical cannabis, and how much is too little or too much.

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Meditation, Health, and Marijuana

Both meditation and marijuana have been around for thousands of years. But did you know that using medical cannabis in conjunction with meditation could lead to greater flexibility and a more open mind? We take a dive into cannabis, health, and meditation, and explore how they work together.

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DC Medical Marijuana Program To Allow Out-of-State Patients

DC medical marijuana

The winds of change continue to roll over Maryland. American University is reporting that DC medical marijuana dispensaries will now accept patients from out-of-state. We break down what this means for all medical marijuana patients.

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Missouri Already Making Money From Medical Cannabis

Making Money From Medical Cannabis

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.

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Growing Missouri Medical Marijuana At Home

Growing Missouri medical marijuana at home is easy! We’ve already written up a handy guide to help patients understand how to grow cannabis. This Missouri home cultivation tutorial will walk patients through the process of obtaining their home cultivation license.

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Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Arrives in Missouri

Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Arrives

Medical marijuana telemedicine is coming to Missouri, thanks to Green Health Docs. Medical marijuana has been legal in Missouri for several months now. Sadly, many patients throughout the state are still struggling to find doctors who will write a letter of certification. This is a requirement by the state in order to obtain a Missouri medical marijuana card. This has left thousands of Missourians across the state without a doctor willing to provide a medical marijuana certification letter.

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