CLEVELAND — An Ohio medical professor and family physician says he's gathering data and research on treating opioid addiction with cannabis.
As recreational cannabis becomes easier to obtain, and medical more regulated, many patients are jumping ship.
The number of registered medical marijuana patients in Oregon has dropped 41 percent in the last year alone, down from from 59,137 to 34,892. The number of registered medical growers has seen a similar 40 percent drop—from 23,175 to 13,959. As to why this is happening, it seems to be a mix of market forces and new regulations.
Currently, medical patients in Oregon have the option of paying either the 20 percent sales tax on recreational cannabis, or the $200 annual fee for the registration with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) — Next month, Iowa’s five medical cannabidiol (CBD) dispensaries will open for business.
The five dispensaries are located in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Windsor Heights and Waterloo.
When open, these dispensaries will offer gel capsules, tincture and cream forms of medical CBD to Iowans with a valid patient or caregiver registration card.
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Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze has announced that the Government of Georgia will withdraw the controversial draft bill that was to legalize cultivation of medical cannabis and its production for export.
Kobakhidze made the statement on Nov. 2, following his meeting with Partiarch Ilia II and members of the Holy Synod. The Speaker said the ruling party made the decision at its gathering yesterday, where candidate Salome Zurabishvili was also present.
According to Kobakhidze, although “positions varied within the team,” the GDDG has “kept its initial promise” that it would make the final decision based on “wide societal consensus,” and “in agreement with the church.” “Yesterday, Salome Zurabishvili expressed her clear position that considering the public attitude, it was not worth to postpone this decision [further],” he said.
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The list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana in Ohio could grow next year beyond the initial 21.
The State Medical Board of Ohio began accepting petitions for additional conditions on Thursday and will collect them through Dec. 31. State law requires the board to review petitions for new conditions every year. This is the first time the board will do so.
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