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Are Digital Accessibility and Website Accessibility Interchangeable - Compassionate Care Advisors

Are Digital Accessibility and Website Accessibility Interchangeable?

The terms digital accessibility and website accessibility have heaps of overlap and are typically used interchangeably, however, they’ll mean different things. Digital accessibility includes web accessibility however it also refers to the accessibility of something digital like audio, video, electronic documents, mobile apps, kiosks, and animations. Website accessibility specifically refers to the principle that websites…
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Retail Sale Of Marijuana In Maine To Begin On October 9 - Compassionate Care Advisors

Retail Sale Of Marijuana In Maine To Begin On October 9

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mainers will be able to legally buy marijuana at retail shops on Oct. 9, the state announced Friday, nearly four years after residents voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The state Office of Marijuana Policy will issue its first recreational marijuana business licenses on Sept. 8. That will give stores…
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Where Do Biden and Trump Stand on Cannabis Legalization - Compassionate Care Advisors

Where Do Biden and Trump Stand on Cannabis Legalization?

These days, it is pretty clear that Americans are finally ready to end federal cannabis prohibition. Eleven states and Washington, D.C., have already legalized the plant for recreational use, and more than half of the country lives in a state with some form of medical marijuana law on the books. In the latest national opinion…
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Pennsylvania Governor Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic - Compassionate Care Advisors

Pennsylvania Governor Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is asking state legislators to legalize recreational marijuana, saying the government could use the tax revenue to support small businesses and to fund restorative justice programs. The governor’s call to legalize the sale and use of marijuana is part of a broader plan that Wolf says will help Pennsylvania’s economy, which…
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Local dispensaries patients await opening of medical marijuana facilities

Local dispensaries, patients await opening of medical marijuana facilities

The number of Missourians granted medical marijuana patient cards has more than doubled from last year, but with ongoing delays because of factors such as COVID-19, many are left wondering when dispensaries will be open with products readily available. There have been 57,354 cards approved to patients since the start of the medical marijuana program,…
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Michigan patients seeking medical marijuana cards still need to meet in-person with a doctor, despite the threat of transmitting the novel coronavirus

Want a medical marijuana card? Despite COVID-19, you need to meet in-person with a doctor

Michigan patients seeking medical marijuana cards still need to meet in-person with a doctor, despite the threat of transmitting the novel coronavirus.  The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted physicians across the globe to switch to telehealth appointments, but Michigan doctors providing medical cannabis certifications cannot legally do so, according to Andrew Brisbo, executive director of the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency.

The Budtender Will See You Now

Doctors greenlight patients for medical weed, but it’s often “budtenders” and “marijuana consultants” who guide them through the lotions, gummies and smokable strains at dispensaries, creating a whole new wave of gaps in health records and patient-physician communications. In many states, dispensary staff, often called budtenders, don’t have medical degrees. States vary in how much…
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The United States’ Patent on Marijuana – Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological…
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Marijuana Use Among Adults 50 Years or Older in the 21st Century Is Rising

The older adult population in the United States will dramatically increase in the upcoming decades. By 2050, the population 65 years or older will increase to an estimated 83.7 million people (Colby & Ortman, 2014; Ortman, Velkoff, & Hogan, 2014). The Baby Boomer generation, consisting of births from 1946 to 1964, constitutes a large proportion…
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What Medical Marijuana Is, and Is Not, Good For

Notably: pain, inflammation-related disorders and age-related changes in the brain. Such as, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorders, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic or severe pain, Parkinson’s disease, HIV, PTSD, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome,…
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