Introduced in December 2021, Ohio’s House Bill 498, called the Adult Use Act, would open up Ohio’s marijuana laws in a huge way. More of a series of augmentations and amendments to Ohio’s current MMJ laws, HB 498 would absorb the state’s Medical Marijuana Control
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What Implications does Biden’s Pardon Have for the Future of Marijuana Legalization?
In early October, President Biden announced that he is issuing a blanket pardon for every person who has been convicted of “simple possession,” a legal term, under federal and DC law. The Justice Department is currently working on the administrative process that will make this
Marijuana Regulation in the US
It seems like it’s been a long time since the first state passed legislation about marijuana – probably a lot longer than you think. During the Victorian era you could get marijuana tinctures in any drug store, and marijuana was used medicinally in different solutions.
Medical Marijuana Helps Your Body & Mind
More than two-thirds of US states agree that medical marijuana is useful for helping a variety of chronic ailments, from cancer to joint pain to cachexia and more. But as we venture farther into research on the medicinal benefits of marijuana, the medical community is
Why Does Medical Marijuana Work So Well for Pain?
A quick look at Ohio’s list of conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment will show you that many conditions have something in common: major symptoms include chronic, often severe, pain. From long-term pain from Crohn’s, cancer, Huntington’s, or MS, medical marijuana has proven effective at
Medical Marijuana and the Lasting Effects of Trauma
When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often, veterans reliving the horrors of war are the first thing to come to mind. And veterans are an extremely important demographic that needs comprehensive wellness treatment for reducing the symptoms of PTSD. However, veterans aren’t the
The Latest in Medical Marijuana: Munchies Without the High
The more medical marijuana becomes a player in the medical field, with regard to treating symptoms of chronic ailments like epilepsy, cancer, HIV and chronic pain, scientists are getting creative in their research. For decades, growers and consumers of marijuana, legal or not, have bred
How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card and What to do Once You’ve Got it
Medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio for almost four years now, and every few months the laws open up even more. And so do more medical marijuana clinics and dispensaries. But the process of getting an Ohio MMJ card is kind of convoluted. So,
A New Study Concerns Medical Marijuana Doctors: The Effects of Marijuana Withdrawal
Pain management is one of the most common reasons people give for using medical marijuana. Indeed, it is one of the conditions recognized by the State of Ohio as being treatable with medical marijuana. But a recent study should give medical marijuana patients and their
Consume CBD Oil? Why You Might Fail a Drug Test
Can taking CBD oil cause you to test positive for marijuana? It’s possible — and certainly a legal conundrum since taking CBD oils, tinctures, and other products ranging from gum to teas have become legal in the State of Ohio. Since these CBD products are
Could Medical Marijuana Have Saved John Belushi?
Can medical marijuana help in the healing process? Is it effective pain management? Can it be used to treat chronic pain, fibromyalgia, serious knee and joint pain? I certainly think so. I’ve personally seen its benefits in my Cincinnati patients. But don’t just take my
Yes, Most Medical Marijuana Patients Use It to Treat Pain
Can medical marijuana be used to treat chronic pain? Absolutely! “Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable” is one of the 23 conditions recognized by the State of Ohio as being treatable with medical cannabis. In fact, most people who use medical cannabis
Reasons to Switch from Pharmaceuticals to Medical Marijuana
Dr. Blatman wrote the following piece which was originally published in the Alternative Patient Treatment Directory website. — For many people medical marijuana may be a much better alternative for pain relief than opioids or other pharmaceuticals. Marijuana has fewer side effects than pharmaceuticals used to treat
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Recommendation (Prescription) in 4 Easy Steps
How do you get a medical marijuana prescription in the State of Ohio? You don’t — technically. But what you can get is the next best thing — a medical marijuana recommendation from a medical marijuana doctor certified by the state to make such recommendations.
Considering Medical Marijuana? Why CBD Strains Work Best for Pain
Are you one of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain symptoms? Pain can range from minor to debilitating. In extreme cases, it can significantly limit your ability to enjoy life and even function normally. Traditional medicine treats severe pain symptoms with opioids
New FDA Guidelines Make It Easier to Greenlight CBD Products
Patients and fans of CBD oil, pills and other products will appreciate the newly updated guidelines recently rolled out by the US Food & Drug Administration. The new guidance will make it easier to approve CBD-based medicines — including CBD oil, CBD pills, and other