How Does Medical Marijuana Help Treat Chronic Pain?

Treating Chronic Pain With Marijuana And The Best Cannabis Strains For It.

The evidence for the efficacy of medical marijuana in treating pain is mounting. In fact, the evidence is so compelling that lawmakers in 33 states including Florida, New York, and Ohio as well as numerous countries across the globe have legalized the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain.

According to a report by Reuters, studies show that almost two-thirds of medical marijuana patients are using the drug to treat chronic pain.

An estimated 1 million or more patients around the world are treating their pain with marijuana. There are more than 300,000 chronic pain patients in California’s medical marijuana program alone.

In today’s world, chronic pain has become common since it is associated with many medical conditions, including cancer, heart diseases, HIV/AIDS, past surgery, back injury, arthritis, migraine or infection and diabetes etc. In the United States of America, for instance, chronic pain is one of the leading causes of long term disability.

Even though most marijuana-based products are…..

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Cannabis Litigation: TCPA Claims

If you aren’t familiar with the TCPA, you should familiarize yourself with this important statute that is currently sparking a ton of litigation in the cannabis industry. The TCPA stands for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act – a statute that was passed in 1991 to fight the incessant “robocalls” that were plaguing consumers at the time. The TCPA provides, in relevant part:

It shall be unlawful for any person within the United States, or any person outside the United States if the recipient is within the United States … to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with the prior express consent of the called party) using any automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice … to any telephone number assigned to a paging service, cellular telephone service, specialized mobile radio service, or other radio common carrier service, or any service for which the called party is charged for the call, unless such call is made solely to collect a debt owed to or guaranteed by the United States …

Although the relevant text above only refers to calls, the Federal Communications Commission and courts have agreed that the

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Cannabis Activist And Policy Strategist Weighs In On How BLM Movement May Shape Industry

For more than two decades, Khadijah Tribble has been an expert on equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry. The founder of Marijuana Matters, a cannabis education and advocacy incubator, Tribble also co-founded Marijuana Policy Trust, a think tank that focuses on building inclusiveness and diversity within the space. Recently, she was named vice president of social responsibility for Curaleaf, one of the country’s top multistate operators. There she is parlaying her expertise and experience as a social activist and policy strategist to lead diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company. Tribble, who holds a master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, recently took a breather from her schedule to discuss equity and inclusion in the legal cannabis industry and how the Black Lives Matter movement could affect change within it.

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First Indigenous Cannabis Licence Holder Can Finally Turn the Lights on at New Dispensary

Zachary Lacelle, owner of Northern Zen Cannabis wasn’t sure what to expect on the opening weekend of his new business.

The recreational cannabis dispensary is located on Osprey Miikan on Nipissing First Nations, just off Highway 17, west of North Bay.

“It is going pretty good. I just hope that the community supports local business,” said Lacelle.

“I was one of eight to receive a licence when Ontario did a second lottery. I didn’t get to open first here, but I was the first aboriginal licence holder in Ontario. That is something to be proud of. ”

– Read the entire article at Bay Today.

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Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Tribal Plans

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp cultivation at the federal level. In turn, states and Indian tribes have the option to maintain primary regulatory authority over the crop cultivated within their borders by submitting a plan to the USDA (Note: The terms “Indian” and “tribes” are used in this post following the 2018 Farm Bill’s usage; it is also worth noting that the term “Indian law” is used by the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar, among others).

This federal and state interplay has resulted in many legislative and regulatory changes at the state level. Indeed, most states have introduced (and adopted) bills that would authorize the commercial production of hemp within their borders. A smaller but growing number of states also regulate the sale of products derived from hemp. Our attorneys track these developments in real-time on behalf of multiple clients, and we provide a 50-state matrix showing how

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