News and Updates
Last week, we talked about cannabis and coronavirus. This week, there’s been little else going on in the news. With worldwide cases at over 244,000 and deaths just over 10,000 as of March 19, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. Let’s look at what has been happening in the medical cannabis world in the last week.
NORML’s statement on cannabis as an essential service: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued a statement in regard to the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID-19 crisis.
In a previous blog post, Veterans in the Cannabis Industry, Part 1, we talked about how veterans are becoming successful entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Many veterans have personally used or are using medical cannabis with success to treat PTSD, pain, and other medical conditions. Combine the personal experience with natural leadership abilities, and you have the perfect cannabis entrepreneur.
Imagine rolling a joint with Grandma…or baking some edible brownies with Grandpa. Sounds amusing, but before you laugh, check out the newest research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
App science A Fair Lawn trio develops a medical cannabis ecosystem for patients, doctors and insurers
Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. Covering the newest app to hit medical cannabis.
So, what about medical cannabis? While we all think of medical cannabis as a plant, we still have to think about potential drug interactions.
The good news in general with medical cannabis is that serious adverse effects are rare, and deaths from overdose do not occur.
“We All Die, And Marijuana Improves The Quality Of Life Of The Dying Like No Other Drug” Interview With Activist and Medical Marijuana Patient Ken Wolski
Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, is the Executive Director of CMMNJ (Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey), which was founded in 2003. Ken has been hard at work trying to “enlarge our coalition of individuals and organizations that support cannabis reform. We do so through a series of meetings, conferences, educational programs, regulatory proposals, legislative testimony, rallies, demonstrations, press conferences, media interviews, letters to the editor, Op Eds, debates, symposia, conversations, tables at community events, and through a vibrant presence on the Internet and social media including a website and Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.” The agenda and minutes from the most recent public meeting can be found here.