We’re excited to report that the New York Department of Health has approved opioid replacement as a qualifying condition for the Medical Marijuana Program: ALBANY, NY (July 12, 2018) – The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as
Patients suffering from severe menstrual cramps, known medically as Dysmenorrhea, could become eligible for medical marijuana in New York. As Newsweek reports: While over the counter medicine like Midol can be helpful for many women, some 20 percent of women who suffer from cramps caused by their menstrual cycles each month experience such extreme dysmenorrhea
Migraine headaches have long been understood to cause severe pain and discomfort, and can often be difficult to treat effectively. For many patients, migraine is a chronic condition that persists despite treatment and can prove extremely debilitating. In recent years, researchers have revisited the question of what causes these crippling headaches and discovered new evidence
Dr. Rosemary Mazanet has authored a new 5-part series on medical cannabis and neuropathic pain for the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy. The first two installments are available here: Part 1: The Status of Legalized Medical Marijuana and What is Dispensed Part 2: The History of Cannabis Use Future installments in the series will focus on the benefits
Interest in medical marijuana as an alternative treatment for chronic pain has grown considerably in recent years. It should come as no surprise that athletes, who are no strangers to serious injuries and severe pain, would be joining the conversation about what medical marijuana has to offer. Kyle Turley hurt plenty during his eight NFL
The legalization of cannabis for medical use in 25 states and the District of Columbia (as of the writing of this article) has fueled a growing acceptance of marijuana as a treatment option for a number of conditions. Despite criticism of the programs (whether for prescribed medical conditions or recreational), there is real science behind the use of
Neurobiologist Emily Lindley is launching a fascinating study evaluating medical marijuana’s effectiveness at treating chronic pain when compared to opioid pain relievers: The question of whether marijuana can help treat chronic pain is important enough on its own, but Lindley’s study takes on extra significance in the context of the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse.