Posts by jwest

World Cancer Day – Shine a Light on the World

In 2018, it was estimated that 1,735,350 new cancer cases would be diagnosed in the United States and 609,640 individuals would pass from the disease [Cancer.gov]. We cannot sit by and ignore this life altering disease, which is why World Cancer Day, recognized on Feb. 4, is such an important awareness campaign to the Arfinn…

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Illinois dispensary to allow patients to substitute medical marijuana for opioids prescription

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (KMOV.com) — Thursday, Illinois will become the first state to launch a revised medical marijuana program. The program allows pain suffers who use opioids to temporarily switch to medical marijuana. Following months of planning, the new initiative will launch at the HCI Alternatives medical cannabis dispensary in Springfield, Illinois. In a press release,…

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Medical Marijuana Faces Acceptance Barrier by Hesitant Medical Schools

A new study shows a growing interest by university pharmacy programs in teaching about medical marijuana in their curriculum, while medical schools seem to lag behind. Sixty-two percent of U.S. pharmacy school respondents queried in a new survey said they included medical marijuana in their doctorate of pharmacy curriculum. That’s according to a nine-page study co-authored by…

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Arfinn Med Medical Cannabis Efficacy Portal for Licensed Medical Professionals

Arfinn Med, the first clinician-based medical professional and patient efficacy portal for medical cannabis treatments, is now open for registrations from licensed medical professionals. The free collaborative portal allows medical professionals to register, share, research and communicate HIPAA-compliant benchmark data for medical cannabis treatments. As a free tool for physicians, Arfinn Med offers a new…

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Norfolk research company plans clinical trials using medical marijuana

Eighteen months after receiving a broad federal license for importing medical cannabis, a Norfolk research company is about to embark on a series of critical studies into a variety of medical and mental disorders, diseases and conditions. Sanyal Biotechnology is already considering proposals for research campuses and planning its first clinical trial for this summer.…

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Florida’s largest cannabis company makes a deal to carry edible marijuana products

TALLAHASSEE The state’s first and largest medical marijuana provider, Trulieve, signed an exclusive deal to bring high-end edible marijuana products to Florida, the company announced Wednesday. Binske, the Colorado-based company, began operations just two years ago, markets “an experience” through their top-shelf products. Florida’s 162,000 registered patients will soon be able to buy and medicate…

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