The Great Cannabis Debate: What’s Up with Medical Marijuana in Costa Rica?

From The Costa Rica News (TCRN) we have been following up on everything that happens regarding “Cannabis” worldwide, this time with good news for the United States. The present week had its historic day, if we talk about the US, because after a struggle of months, 6 states said “Yes” to the sale of Medicinal Cannabis, with these Cannabis is now legal in 60% of the United States.

'The Green Rush:' Floridians discuss cannabis’ impacts

Leaders from around Florida met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the state’s budding industry: cannabis.

Fifty influential leaders from the state discussed the growing concern over medical marijuana at the Florida Priorities Summit on Tuesday at the University of Miami.

Florida is one of 33 states where residents can legally purchase medical marijuana after obtaining a card from a doctor. Ten cannabis dispensaries opened in Alachua County over the last two years. 

Florida lawmakers want to give veterans medical marijuana cards for free

SARASOTA, Fla. — With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed to give medical marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge.

Thousands In Missouri Already Have Medical Marijuana Cards With Nowhere To Legally Buy It

Missouri has already approved more than 17,000 patients for its yet-to-be-launched medical marijuana program — a stark contrast to neighboring Illinois, which had less than 3,000 patients in the first 10 months. 

Licenses for Missouri’s dispensaries are expected to be awarded by January, and cannabis should be available for medical card holders by spring. 

UK | First cannabis-based medicines approved for use on NHS

Image Source: PA/ Alfie Dingley had up to 500 life-threatening seizures a month before he began treatment with a type of cannabis oil

Two cannabis-based medicines used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis have been approved for use by the NHS in England.

Guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) recommended the substances after examining cannabis-based products for several conditions.

Vaping illness spurs calls for federal marijuana changes

Marijuana advocates are seizing on the recent outbreak of vaping illnesses to renew calls for clear federal rules on cannabis. 

Federal health officials have pointed to black market THC products as a likely culprit of a mysterious vaping illness that has sickened more than 2,000 people across the country and caused at least 39 deaths.

Advocates argue federal marijuana regulation, including changing rules to allow more and better research, will make people safer.

Medicinal cannabis is to be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial

Medicinal cannabis will be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial of drug's impact - a year after it was made legal on the NHS

  • Project, named Twenty21, was launched yesterday and will run until end of 2021
  • To test impact on chronic pain, MS, epilepsy, PTSD, Tourette's, anxiety, addiction
  • Medical marijuana been legal since last November but impossible to get on NHS 


2 more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago approved to sell recreational pot

State officials announced Wednesday that three more medical marijuana dispensaries — two of which are in Chicago — will be allowed to sell recreation weed in Illinois when sales begin next year.

Dispensary 33, 5001 N. Clark St. in Ravenswood, and Maribis of Chicago, 4570 S. Archer Ave. in Brighton Park, will be permitted to sell adult-use marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2020, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said in a statement.

Majoring in Marijuana: Pharmacy school launches first medical cannabis master's program

(Rockville, MD) Some students study engineering or business in graduate school. Now they can also major in marijuana.

This fall the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy launched the first program in the country to offer a master's degree in medical cannabis and therapeutics.

"There is a significant need for medical cannabis education," said Dr. Natalie Eddington, who is the dean and teaches several courses within the online curriculum.