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(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


CHICAGO – A statewide coalition plans to launch a social media campaign to press Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration to expand the medical marijuana pilot program to more patients. The advocacy group’s campaign will use the hashtag slogan #ApproveThe8. The eight conditions are autism, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, PTSD and four […]

Illinois patients push for medical marijuana expansion



Bearman began with a 45-minute lecture on the history of  drug consumption,  beginning with Zoroastrian rituals and ending with GW Pharmaceuticals’ 2014 medical trials of Epidiolex, a liquid form of Cannabidiol used to treat epilepsy.  Bearman said the history of cannabis use can help people understand modern policy and culture […]

Dr. David Bearman Talks History, Uses of Cannabis


PHOENIX — If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette’s syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association are petitioning the Department of Health Services to add those […]

Nurses Seek to Expand Medical Marijuana Uses


Joe Triscaro does not like the ResponsibleOhio marijuana-legalization amendment, but he will vote for it on Nov. 3.  Dr. Anup D. Patel, a pediatric neurologist and director of the Complex Epilepsy Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, says Issue 3 is not the way to make medical marijuana legal. Marijuana as medicine […]

Ohio Issue 3: Medical Marijuana Tough Call