Good cannabis is expensive. Naturally you want to get the most out of each and every puff. Most of us were taught to hold in each toke as long as we could. And a lot of people have been doing exactly that for years. Decades even. Now cannabis consumers are starting to discover they don’t […]

Of the approximately 420 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, more than 80 cannabinoids have been identified. Much is known about THC, and, more recently, the healing properties of the non-psychotropic CBD have excited much interest, but there’s much more to be discovered in the other cannabinoids produced by the plant. Cannabigerol (CBG) Cannabigerol […]

Care By Design, a California-based medical marijuana company, recently completed a survey of three hundred patients with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The survey asked what medications patients had used for PTSD-related symptoms (including cannabis), and then asked patients to assess each medication in terms of its impact on the hallmark symptoms of PTSD, including anger […]

I admit I was giggly in the days leading up to my visit to Vireo Health in White Plains, NY — one of New York state’s first medical cannabis dispensaries. I bragged to my friends I was going and was repeatedly asked if I could bring back some weed. And, yeah, it was pretty funny […]

DispensaryNext Conference & Expo, CannaGrow Expo and Science of Cannabis Summit have all been named in Bizzabos’, ‘25 Cannabis Events That Are Shaping A New Industry‘: DispensaryNext Conference | February 1 – 2, 2016 Explore emerging technologies and best practices related to the cannabis dispensary industry during this two-day conference. The event takes place in […]

While her two young daughters were shopping with their father in South Weber, Utah, last Oct. 1, Enedina Stanger stayed behind in the parking lot. She had tried everything to help ease the pain from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – the rare and potentially fatal genetic tissue disorder she suffers from – but nothing else worked. She […]

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 […]