Number of medical- and recreational-marijuana dispensaries in the U.S.: 5,000 Number of medical-marijuana dispensaries in California: 1,200 Number of medical-marijuana dispensaries owned and run by a retired Catholic-school principal who’s also an ordained minister? Zero. But if Sue Taylor gets her wish, that number will jump to one. The impeccably dressed 69-year-old may become just […]

One of the most common applications for medical marijuana is pain, whether it’s inflammation, headaches, neuropathic pain, muscle soreness, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or cramps. Patients have seen varying degrees of success with cannabis in treating various pain-related ailments, depending on the type of pain, the intensity, and the individual’s own physiology. This guide is informed […]

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has thrown his support behind the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. In a letter to talkback radio host Alan Jones, Mr Abbott wrote “I have no problem with the medical use of cannabis, just as I have no problem with the medical use of opiates…If a drug is needed for a […]

The Medical Cannabis Institute website helps educate a growing global community of healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patients who want and need to learn about the science behind and clinical application of medical cannabis.  The Medical Cannabis Institute’s charter group of content providers includes Patients Out of Time, the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Healthy Choices Unlimited, and comprises […]