Two states are poised to amend their existing medical cannabis laws and admit PTSD patients. In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill that allows PTSD patients to access medical cannabis. In Colorado panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0 to recommend adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying […]

New Jersey Amends Law to Allow PTSD, Colorado May Do ...

Today, on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) addressed the serious opioid abuse epidemic across America, highlighting medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive prescription opioids in treating chronic pain. In his remarks, Representative Blumenauer called for further reforms to our medical marijuana laws, including making sure our […]

Congressman Blumenauer: Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Abuse Epidemic

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

Raymond Schwab is a 40-year-old Gulf War veteran. He served from 1994 to 1996 in the Navy and later qualified for a 50 percent disability rating. He lived in Colorado when the state legalized medical marijuana and obtained his own card. The turning point in his family life began with a […]

Kansas holds children of Colorado veteran who uses medical marijuana

When medical marijuana is legal statewide but illegal under federal law, things get tricky for patients. Once a week, 50-year-old Raymundo Marrufo drives 22 miles from Deming, New Mexico to the state’s second largest city, Las Cruces. It’s the medical marijuana dispensary that brings him there, the closest place to […]

Medical Marijuana’s Catch-22