Medical Marijuana use linked to lower prescription drug use
July 14th, 2016
The University of Georgia has published a study indicating that in states with legalized medical marijuana, there was a marked decline in prescription drug use among the elderly and disabled. Researchers estimated that if every state legalized medical marijuana, Medicare would save more than $468 million US a year on pharmaceuticals for the disabled and those 65 and older.
Researchers looked at prescription data for nine conditions in which medical marijuana could serve as an alternative treatment to prescription drugs:
- Sleep Disorders
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From the Desk of Dr. Schecter, Executive Director of CMClinic
October 28th, 2015
I am extremely proud to report that the Cannabinoid Medical Clinic has received well over 3,300 patient referrals. The variety of cases we see is simply astounding, with a patient population age range between 2 and 92 years old. The variety of symptoms and conditions is equally broad and includes treatment resistant seizures, chronic pain of various etiologies, gastrointestinal disorders as well as psychiatric complaints. The incredible range in patients who are considering cannabinoids as a therapeutic option attests to the potential of prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis to fill a gap in treatment that is not being met by available pharmaceuticals. Because prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis are a different class of medication, they represent potentially life altering treatments for patients who have often exhausted all traditional approaches.
The system by which patients can access medical cannabis, the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) allows our patients to purchase medical cannabis from licensed producers (LPs). LPs are companies that are regulated by Health Canada and authorized to grow, sell and distribute cannabis to patients who have a valid prescription. Because these companies are heavily regulated, their product is safe, with each batch being tested for contaminants such as mould, bacteria, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure their product meets safety standards. Each batch is also tested for the concentration of THC and CBD, the two most active compounds in the plant. As a physician I feel comforted to know that my patients who use medical cannabis have access to a safe product free of contaminants.
In future blogs I will talk about the endocannabinoid system, various symptoms and diseases that may benefit from medical cannabis, discussing ways of consuming medical cannabis and monitoring use in order to get the best possible effect. Please let me know if there is a topic you would like to hear more about
Thank you for the opportunity to work with you on your path to health,
September 11th, 2015
The Medical Marijuana industry is undergoing tremendous change, as licensed producers (LP’s) deliver more choice and lower cost options, including oil’s for their customers. The same change is happening with cannabinoid clinics operating under the MMPR program. More and more physicians are interested in joining leading clinics to address patient medical problems, and more patients are turning to these clinics for help, through their referring physician.
The Cannabinoid Medical Clinic (CMC) is one of the largest cannabis clinics in Canada, and is championed by some of the leading physicians in the Canadian cannabinoid industry. Together, the CMC team have delivered first class patient care to thousands of patients in the Toronto / GTA area. The success of this clinic has now inspired us to expand beyond the Toronto area. We are therefore looking for strategic partnerships, physicians, and locations where the CMC can expand its reach in delivering first class patient care under the MMPR program. If you believe there is a potential partnership opportunity with our company, or you are a physician interested in learning more, please contact me at CMC’s parent company Canabo Medical Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org
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