New Mexico has added Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome to the list of disorders to treat with medical marijuana. This is for men and women in the military who come back from deployment and are clinically diagnosed with PTSD. Colorado is petitioning to treat PTSD with medical marijuana as is California. If PTSD is able to be treated, what about other psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, etc? Will there be any unwanted side effects of the marijuana treating PTSD?
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The medical marijuana industry keeps plugging away. The city of Oakland, CA has voted to give permits for 4 indoor marijuana farms. Medical marijuana will be processed and packed at these farms. In Oakland, there are 4 medical marijuana dispensaries and the plan is for the farms to supply them. Click here for more details.
Is there enough information and research available to scientifically determine if weed actually has pharmacologic attributes? Peter Libson, a blogger for Forbes.com thinks that medical marijuana is just an excuse for pot smokers to ease the feeling of doing something illegal. Read his article. http://blogs.forbes.com/sciencebiz/2010/02/medical-marijuana-an-over-hyped-drug/
If there was more research, do you think it would have positive or negative effects for the legalization of marijuana. Is ignorance truly bliss in this scenario?
As I was enjoying my morning cup of coffee and read the Wall Street Journal, I came across an article from the US Patent and Trademark Office. For three months the Office allowed entrepreneurs in the medical marijuana industry to file applications for patents and trademarks on their marijuana products. People applied to patent soda drinks that contain cannabis, names of weed, and even business names. The US Patent and Trademark Office has since taken the category of marijuana off its website since to be eligible, a product most be able to be legally sold in all states. They are still allowing applications to be sent in, but they are no longer noting the category of medical marijuana.
This seemed to be two steps ahead and then two steps right back to square one. At least some progress and recognition is making way in the industry of medical marijuana. With a little legislation and legitimacy, there would be a great number of benefits for our economy. Is medical marijuana a meal ticket to turn around California’s numbers that are in the red?
I came across an article in the Billings Gazette, mentioning whether or not traveling medical marijuana clinics should be banned. Physicians travel from city to city setting up meetings at hotels and evaluating patients for use of medical marijuana. Doctors also meet with patients via digital video links. Lawmakers have a concern that access to medical marijuana to becoming to easy. Even though a doctor may talk to a patient via video, the patient must email or fax the doctor all medical records before a prescription can be completed.
How tight should regulations be on medical marijuana? The state of Montana is currently trying to pass various laws restricting the ease of obtaining a medical marijuana card. One of those laws states that the physician must have a “fixed location” and cannot be a traveling or telecommuting clinic.
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