Cannabis, la agricultura tabú

En el interior de una estructura desolada a las fueras de la ciudad se encontraba un extenso cultivo de marihuana. Al lugar nadie entra sin ser debidamente identificado y nadie sale a menos que tenga una tarjeta electrónica que permite la salida del interior del edificio. En la penumbra de la tarde, apareció un hombre…

Por fin tienen su tarjeta para comprar cannabis medicinal

1002 pacientes se han registrado para usar el cannabis medicinal para tratar sus condiciones debilitantes. La cara de alegría de los pacientes que ayer obtuvieron la tarjeta que les permitirá consumir cannabis medicinal valía un millón. Eran parte del grupo de 60 personas que el Departamento de Salud citó para completar el proceso en una…

Medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use, study finds

Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs. The savings, due to lower prescription drug use, were estimated to…

Medical Marijuana Reduces Prescription Overdosing

A study put out in 2014 shows that in the 13 states that have medical marijuana, prescription pain killer overdoses have decreased by 25%! The rapid acceleration of prescription opioid–related overdose deaths in the United States is correlated with the availability of stronger opioid medications, as well as a change in medical practice from withholding…

Texas Legalizes Cannabis Oil

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Monday that allows patients suffering from epilepsy to have access to “low-THC” cannabis oil. Although the governor was adamant that his pen would not legalize medical marijuana, his actions have set the state up to begin distributing a non-intoxicating derivative of the cannabis plant, commonly…

Medical Marijuana News: CBD Oil Gains Respect

Georgia, Oklahoma, and Tennessee embrace CBD cannabis oil legislation, is Texas next? And Hawaiian politicians are slowly inching closer to permitting dispensaries in the Aloha State. Mahalo! National Medical Marijuana News Late last week, Congress in their infinite wisdom barely snuffed out a bill that would have allowed access to medical marijuana for America’s veterans.…

Letter from ASA Director of Government Affairs

Get All of the ASA Resources Here Welcome legislative and regulatory staff, as well as citizen lobbyists. Whether you are working on a local ordinance, implementing statewide regulations, or passing landmark Congressional legislation, the materials here will help you with your goals in creating medical cannabis programs that are focused on patient wellbeing and community…