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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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November Newsletter

In this issue of our Newsletter: Veteran’s Discount Caregiver Survey Happy Apple Season The legalization Vote

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Dr. Sulak’s Statement on Initiative 1

Cannabis Legalization   Dear Patients and Friends, I have long been a proponent of cannabis legalization, and have been actively working towards this goal since 1998. In my medical career, it has been an honor to witness the outstanding therapeutic power of this plant. I believe that we have barely begun to see the economic,…

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Director of NIDA says that CBD is a “safe drug”

The director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Nora Volkow, believes that cannabidiol (CBD)  is “a safe drug with no addictive effects.”  Volkow added that it may have value for many medical conditions.   Learn more  Source- by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director blog.Norml.org 7/29/15  

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Medical Cannabis vs. Prescription Pain Medication

80% of the world’s prescription pain medication is taken in the USA.  Simultaneously someone dies every 19 minutes from an accidental medication overdose. Listen to Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss this as well as other important points.     Source- Huffington Post.com 6/22/2015

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Senators Urge Feds to Support Medical Cannabis Research

The federal government has a “responsibility” to facilitate sensible research into marijuana’s medical benefits, urge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and seven other senators  in a letter sent on July 9th to federal drug and health officials. “While the federal government has emphasized research on the potential harms associated with the use of marijuana, there is…

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Unlocking Cannabis’ Secrets Through Science

National Geographic July, 2015 National Geographic discusses how as the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.  Read more

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Cannabis Gains Worldwide Support

  Cannabis is gaining support worldwide as legislators push to decriminalize cannabis based on undeniable evidence of its medical benefits.  Read more   Justin Kander 3/15/14 medicaljane.com

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Is Cannabis as Effective as Opiates for Treating Pain?

www.DoctorOz.com 3/18/2015 For patients suffering from severe chronic pain their choices are limited. Medical marijuana may be an alternative to prescription opioid painkillers.  In fact states that allow medical cannabis have lower rates of opioid use.  Read more

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Bipartisan senate bill would protect medical cannabis patients, doctors and businesses.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would deal a sharp blow to the U.S. government’s longstanding war on marijuana by banning the Drug Enforcement Administration from cracking down on patients, growers, doctors and dispensaries in states that have legalized medical cannabis. It would give military veterans…

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