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Maine Medical Marijuana News

Maine’s New Medical Cannabis Law

Maine’s new medical cannabis law amendment, L.D. 1539, which overrode the governor’s veto on July 9th, went into effect on December 12, 2018.  While this new language has numerous impacts on caregivers, in this notice we focus on the changes related to medical cannabis patients: Medical Cannabis Certification The list of conditions for which a…

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Cannabis: A treatment for Lyme Symptoms

Jay Reighley, a practitioner at Integr8 Health in Falmouth, Maine, recommends patients suffering from Lyme disease to try medical cannabis for its symptom-management and potential disease-modifying effects.   She believes cannabis to be a safer alternative to the opioids, benzodiazepines, neuroleptics and sometimes NSAIDs that are often used to manage Lyme symptoms. In addition to the treatment…

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Marijuana Milestone: U.S. House Approves ‘Historic’ Cannabis Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to block the Drug Enforcement Administration from using federal funds to target state-legal medical marijuana businesses and patients. It marks the first time a chamber of Congress has backed a measure that seeks to prevent the government from cracking down on businesses in states with cannabis laws.  Read…

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Sanjay Gupta is even more convinced that Medical Marijuana works

I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana. I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down. More remarkable, many doctors and scientists, worried about being ostracized for even discussing the potential of marijuana, called me…

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Maine couple uses Medical Marijuana for their toddler

ACTON (WGME) — An Acton couple is turning to medical marijuana to treat their toddler’s seizures, and sharing their story in hopes of changing opinions, and ultimately, laws. Addelyn Patrick sleeps as many as 19 hours a day. Instead of learning to walk and talk, her little world revolves around hospitals and drugs. Love is…

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Video: DHHS Denies Medical Marijuana For Tourette’s Patients in Maine

Watch Tourette’s Patient’s Tics Disappear After Using Medical Marijuana FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Advocates are vowing to keep fighting for permission to treat people with Tourette’s Syndrome with medical marijuana. Earlier this week state public health officials denied a request to add the neurological disorder to the list conditions that can be legally treated with…

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DHHS denial of medical marijuana for Tourette’s syndrome

  Bangor Daily News Posted Dec. 26, 2013, at 5:46 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — A doctor whose failed petition to have Tourette syndrome added to the state’s list of ailments that can be legally treated with medical marijuana said he’s so frustrated with the process that he’s reluctant to try again on behalf of his patients. Dr. Dustin…

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Medical Marijuana and PTSD: Maine Veterans in a Bind

12/11/2013MPBN This fall, Maine joined six other states that now allow the prescription of medicinal marijuana to treat diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. And some, including veterans, have turned to pot as an alternative to powerful pharmaceuticals. But the Veteran’s Administration has not embraced this treatment, and that’s forced some Maine vets to make…

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Growing pot becomes Maine cottage industry

Growing pot becomes Maine cottage industry For 27-year-old Paul McCarrier, selling marijuana pays the bills and grows his career.  But McCarrier doesn’t meet clients on street corners or in dimly lit parking lots. As a state-licensed caregiver, the Belfast man runs a legal small business. His profession was created under Maine’s medical marijuana laws, which…

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