In light of “feedback on behalf of approximately 400 patients, physicians, and industry representatives” the Colorado Medical Board has revised the proposed guidelines regarding physicians recommending medical marijuana. From Karen M. McGovern, Program Director: The Medical Marijuana Workgroup (Workgroup), comprised of delegates… Read More ›
Status: Medical Marijuana in Schools
Several people have asked recently about how things are going with medical marijuana in schools after Jack’s Amendment to the Caregiver Bill last session. And I’ve been asked to participate on a panel in November to discuss Marijuana in Schools… Read More ›
Is Marijuana Medicine? Comparing Herbals and Pharmaceuticals
Have we made a mistake by calling marijuana “medical?” Yes, it’s used for medicinal purposes, but unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, it doesn’t fall neatly into the traditional medical model. It’s more like folk medicine or an herbal supplement. Many of today’s… Read More ›
Will new medical marijuana rules for doctors reduce life-saving access for patients?
The Colorado Medical Board has been directed to consult “with the Department of Public Health and Environment and physicians specializing in medical marijuana,” for the purpose of establishing “guidelines for physicians making medical marijuana recommendations.” This all sounds well and… Read More ›
Video series: Cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
The use of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding continues to be a very controversial issue. Because marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug (no medical value, high chance of abuse) according to the federal government, women have been persecuted and prosecuted… Read More ›
28 Years with Fibromyalgia: The First Five Years (Part 2)
Many people who develop fibromyalgia can point to a specific event that started it all. In Part 1 of my fibro story I shared my experience immediately following the car accident that was my trigger. If you haven’t read it… Read More ›
Candidates, cannabis and states’ rights
When it comes to cannabis, a lot of presidential candidates are swearing allegiance to states’ rights saying “it should be left up to the states.” That’s all well and good, but what that really tells me is that they they are… Read More ›
Marijuana and Parenting: Sending a Message
When dealing with policy, marijuana and otherwise, we often hear how “we need to send a message.” When legislators thought they needed to require marijuana shops to post signs warning pregnant women about the dangers — dare I say evils? —… Read More ›
Cannabis patients, family, and the public! We want your opinion!
We at Cannabis Patients Alliance have been approached by several businesses and organizations regarding focus groups, surveys and product testing. New and existing businesses are interested in the opinions of medical marijuana patients, families and the public. Patients: This is your… Read More ›
5 Reasons You Should Support Cannabis Patients Alliance Today!
Just because the 2015 Legislative Session is over doesn’t mean the work stops. It just means our focus shifts a bit from legislation and policy to education and outreach. Cannabis Patients Alliance is still working hard for patients by continuing to… Read More ›