Source: Current Oncology, March 2016.  Use of cannabinoids in cancer care: palliative care   Editor’s Note: This article is from the March 2016 issue of Current Oncology and is an excellent overview.

Use of cannabinoids in cancer care: palliative care

(CNN)The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia. “This is an historic day for Australia and the many advocates who have fought long […]

Medical marijuana legalized in Australia

By: Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC My experience has been that patients who are coming to cannabis for the first time have complex medical histories.  Some have tried everything under the sun, with little to no relief.  Others are taking a long list of medications, including over the counter and […]

Why Nurses are Vital to the Medical Cannabis Community

OKLAHOMA CITY – Perry native Mallory Jo Johnson and her 8-year-old daughter Zoey won’t be coming home to stay anytime soon. Zoey suffers from several types of seizures and Dravet Syndrome so mom and daughter moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. in July 2014 with great expectations that the state’s legalized […]

Mother Frustrated over Failure To Place Medical Marijuana on Ballot

Armed with stories from patients whose lives have turned around after using medical marijuana, the state’s companies that cultivate and sell the medications are hoping to counter the longstanding stigma that still surrounds Minnesota’s newest medicine. The medical community’s unease has not abated since Minnesota’s program launched nearly six months […]

Medical-marijuana patients star in effort to counter pot stigma