Patient ID Cards Are Available Now!

The Medical Cannabis Department has officially begun handing out the patient ID cards the past couple days. Please beware that there is only one official ID card out, so don’t be taken by scams that anyone else may be trying.   You can get your application for one here. You can view a list of doctors…

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…

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…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Medical Cannabis

Marijuana as a form of medicine is growing in popularity. Although it’s been used for thousands of years, it’s slowly becoming known as the new medicine in North America. Patients with varying medical conditions seem to be flocking to it as an alternative treatment and the population at large is warming up to it. Why?…

Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam recently signed a bill to legalize the use of cannabis oil for limited medical purposes in Tennessee. This marks Tennessee’s first step toward legalizing a marijuana product for medicinal use. The new law allows patients suffering from medical conditions, such as seizures or epilepsy, to get cannabis oil on a doctor’s recommendation.