Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed – Cannabis News

Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic?

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Medical Marijuana Offers Hope for Hospice Patients – Cannabis News

Questions about what cannabis can offer the sickest, most heavily medicated patients, those in hospice care. 

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Evidence shows that marijuana works for pain, the medical reason most people want it, but doctors still have questions – Cannabis News

The most common reason that people seek out medical marijuana is for chronic pain.

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Docs for Cannabis? There's a Group for That – Cannabis News

Physicians organize to seek marijuana regulation, not prohibition.

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A new 3D-printed cannabis inhaler lets doctors administer medical marijuana remotely – Cannabis News

Made with 3D-printing technology, the inhaler comes in two variations—one for individuals and for medical institutions.

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How to Talk to Your Physician About Medical Cannabis: 10 Points to Guide You – Cannabis News

If you suffer from a chronic medical condition and have not found adequate relief from pain and other symptoms using traditional medicines, you may be thinking about trying medical cannabis (also commonly referred to as medical marijuana) as part of your treatment strategy.

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Once hesitant, a Connecticut physician is focusing on prescribing medical marijuana – Cannabis News

NORTH STONINGTON — After discovering the benefits of medical marijuana for her patients suffering from chronic conditions, a local physician hopes to bring relief to patients who live in remote areas or cannot travel using telemedicine.

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Florida patients struggle to find doctors to recommend cannabis – Cannabis News

Volusia County, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - Voters will decide in November whether or not to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, but there is already a budding system for growing, recommending and delivering products for a very specific set of patients.

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Florida patients struggle to find doctors to recommend cannabis – Cannabis News

Volusia County, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - Voters will decide in November whether or not to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, but there is already a budding system for growing, recommending and delivering products for a very specific set of patients.

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Pot ‘Works Effectively As A Medicine,’ Says First Marijuana Doc in Gainesville, Florida – Cannabis News

Dr. Justin Davis is the first doctor in Gainesville to recommend the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Pot ‘Works Effectively As A Medicine,’ Says First Marijuana Doc in Gainesville, Florida – Cannabis News

Dr. Justin Davis is the first doctor in Gainesville to recommend the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

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As states OK medical marijuana laws, doctors struggle with knowledge gap – Cannabis News

Because the topic still is not usually covered in medical school, seasoned doctors, as well as younger ones, often consider themselves ill-equipped.

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Medical marijuana delivered for the first time in Central Florida – Cannabis News

For the first time in Central Florida, a medical marijuana product has been delivered to a patient.

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After Almost 30 Years As a Surgeon, This Physician Became a Pot Doc – Cannabis News

Physicians like Francis D’Ambrosio have substantial reason to believe that cannabinoids may indeed be effective medical treatment.

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More and more doctors want to make marijuana legal – Marijuana News

A group of more than 50 physicians, including a former surgeon general and faculty members at some of the nation's leading medical schools, has formed the first national organization of doctors to call on states and the federal government to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in the interest of public health.

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Is risk of state discipline scaring doctors away from medical marijuana? – Marijuana News

Medical marijuana industry advocates and observers say a dearth of doctors willing to recommend patients is among the hurdles Illinois’ fledgling industry needs to overcome.

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Physicians Vote to Ease Marijuana Laws, Advance Research

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DENVER — Family physicians voted to support the "decriminalization of the possession of marijuana for personal use" here at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2015 Congress of Delegates, but stopped short of supporting legalization; they want solid evidence on its effect on health first.
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Minnesota doctors reluctant to sign off on medical marijuana

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Small number will certify their patients for medical marijuana, survey finds. 
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