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The Grass Might Be Greener: Medical Marijuana Patients Exhibit Altered Brain Activity and Improved Executive Function after 3 Months of Treatment.

AbstractThe vast majority of states have enacted full or partial medical marijuana (MMJ) programs, causing the number of patients seeking certification for MMJ use to increase dramatically in recent years. Despite increased use of MMJ across the nation, no studies thus far have examined the specific impact of MMJ on cognitive function and related brain activation. In the present study, MMJ pat...
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Medical cannabis policy released for NZ

 Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand is today releasing a health policy document which it wants government to enact into law.The policy contains elements of recent bills from Labour and Chloe Swarbrick, but is more detailed and fairer than both.The policy includes:• A compromise solution that permits patients to grow their own cannabis in limited circumstances when lice...
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An open Letter to the Political and Medical Profession.

Dear Politicians, Parliamentarians, Health Providers, Doctors and Nurses Approximately 5 years ago, at the age of 45, I was diagnosed with a rare, untreatable, incurable auto immune disease that was attacking my kidneys and I was told take these medications for pain relief, these medications to slow down the protein leaking into your system, and these pills to control your blood pressure and inje...
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Argentina Legalises Medical Marijuana, and it’s FREE for patients

The Argentinean Senate passed a bill legalising medical cannabis following Congress’s approval of the move late last year Certain patients will have free access to the medication Government agencies will be allowed to grow marijuana for research purposes“The oil means that Benja is free of the medications and seizures.” – Yamila CasagrandeArgentina has joined the ranks of South...
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Why Germany just legalized medical marijuana

DPA/The [email protected]: The German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law on Thursday that officially makes marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.Patients suffering from serious illness, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, serious appetite loss or nausea from chemotherapy, will now be able to receive prescriptions from their doctors for medical marijuana."Serio...
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Irish Toddler Back Home After Medical Cannabis becomes legal in Ireland

NEWSIrish toddler back home after medical cannabis becomes legalFriday 9th December 2016By Lynne KelleherTristan is now back homeTwo-year-old Tristan Cahalane flew home at the weekend from a year of treatment for his severe epilepsy in the U.S. after making history by becoming the first person to be legally allowed medical cannabis in Ireland.The little Cork boy suffers...
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Press Release: Medicinal Cannabis Scheme to be established in the ACT

A Medicinal Cannabis Scheme will be established in the ACT to give people safe and legal access to high quality medicinal cannabis products, announced Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris today.This follows the recent interim decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to reschedule cannabis from schedule 9 (prohibited substance) to schedule 8 (controlled drug) of the Poisons S...
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Herald: 20-year-old would-be politician pushes to legalise marijuana

Olivia Montgomery
A fresh-faced 20-year-old is stepping up to challenge the "pale, stale and male" status quo in Auckland politics.She is also keen to push for the legalisation of marijuana and address transport issues in East Auckland.Olivia Montgomery is campaigning to be elected in the city's largest ward, Howick, in the upcoming local body elections.She points to this year's presidential race in the...
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Press Release: MC Guidelines review dissapointing.

Last Month Peter Dunne announced the results of the Ministry of Health review into the guidelines that assess applications for ministerial approval to prescribe cannabis-based products.MCANZ, and the patients we represent, find these proposed changes underwhelming, our particular points of concern being:lack in MC expert knowledge of persons consulted; reluctance of medical profession...
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