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Colorado Governor to Pardon Thousands of Cannabis Possession Convictions

Photo by Joshua Lawton licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 With the onslaught of so much bad news lately, it’s refreshing to hear some good news for a change. Well, we’ve got it, and it’s big. Colorado Governor Jared Polis has received the OK from the state’s General Assembly to pardon thousands of cannabis possession convictions. According to House Bill 1424, the governor has the authority to issue mass pardons for people convicted of possessing up to two ounces of cannabis. This aligns with what the current legal limit is when it comes to how much cannabis those using it for […]

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Governor Polis Extends Telehealth for MMJ until September 23

That necessity is the mother of invention is nothing less than the truth. The last few months of 2020 have been terrifying, thanks to the raging COVID 19 pandemic. But then, we have seen so many inventions that have kept us going down this bumpy road. Think about online meetings that we never used to have that frequently before. Now, how about telemedicine? You may have heard of sitting with your classmates as you study online or a company board holding their business meetings online. But then there is telemedicine, and it is fast becoming a big thing in the […]

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Governor Polis Extends Telemedicine Evaluations for Medical Marijuana in Colorado to August 25

While marijuana telemedicine is not technically allowed in Colorado, an exception has been made recently. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its related lockdown measures, Governor Jared Polis has signed executive orders that specifically allow cannabis telemedicine, albeit temporarily. Marijuana telemedicine was first allowed back in March 2020, with an extension recently made until August 25th. This means that citizens of Colorado who need to get cannabis will be able to get it as telemedicine. Benefits of Marijuana Telemedicine Both doctors and patients can be better protected when cannabis telehealth is taken advantage of. This is the best way to […]

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Telemedicine and Virtual Visits Boost Access to MMJ Doctors

For patients who use medical marijuana to manage everything from nausea associated with chemotherapy treatments to epilepsy or multiple sclerosis, the current quarantine and social distancing rules may get in the way of receiving regular healthcare. Even without these unique situations, telehealth services and online visits provide access to mmj doctors with more comfort and convenience. Benefits of Telemedicine for Cannabis Users For people with conditions helped with medical marijuana, telemedicine services provide more than the convenience of taking time off work or battling traffic on the way to the doctor’s office. Patient undergoing chemotherapy, for example, may experience considerable […]

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4 Benefits of Telemedicine for Medical Marijuana

With people unable to go out due to stay-at-home orders, telemedicine and telehealth visits have skyrocketed in popularity recently. When you read about the following benefits of telemedicine for medical marijuana, you will understand why. Safe Not only do telehealth visits reduce exposure to illnesses, they flat out eliminate it. Think of it a house call, without needing to meet with anyone physically. A medical marijuana telehealth visit is usually done through a secure live video meeting. You can be within the safety, privacy, and comfort of your home and speak with a licensed medical professional. Convenient Telemedicine makes doctor’s […]

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The Benefits Of Telemedicine / Telehealth Visits For Obtaining A Medical Marijuana Card

Telemedicine appointments have been growing in popularity within the last few years as a replacement for in-person doctor visits. Now that COVID-19 has led to stay-at-home orders all over the country, this virtual form of healthcare has become even more widespread. Not only are telehealth visits an excellent form of delivering traditional healthcare, but they’re also a convenient way to obtain a medical marijuana card. Here are the biggest benefits of telemedicine appointments for obtaining a medical marijuana card: 1. Increased Access To Care Patients who live in rural areas with a limited number of medical marijuana doctors normally have […]

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Online Medical Marijuana Evaluations Via Telemedicine – when a viral pandemic yielded smart government policy

In the Summer of 2015, a small Colorado-based group of trail blazers in the medical cannabis space launched Telerecs.com, Colorado State’s first and only online medical marijuana evaluation platform. Popularity of the service soared. Patients were intrigued by the ease of access; especially those living far away from MMJ evaluation centers or those with debilitating conditions for whom it was difficult to get around in the first place. Each day, more and more patients were flocking to the platform with virtually zero advertising; word of mouth alone drove the popularity and immediately proved the concept that this completely unmet demand […]

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How to get a medical marijuana card in Colorado

There are several steps involved in getting a medical marijuana card in Colorado, and with the Medical Alternatives Clinics team by your side, we make the process fast and easy. Overall, there are 4 general steps in the process: Check if you qualify See a licensed physician Submit your application online Print your card! Below are the details behind each step.   Step 1 – Check if you qualify Colorado recognizes the following conditions as qualifying: Cancer Glaucoma HIV or AIDS Cachexia Persistent muscle spasms Seizures Severe nausea Severe pain Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) An Autism Spectrum Disorder Any […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders now qualify for medical cannabis treatment in Colorado

Colorado Governor Jared Polis made history on April 2, 2019, by signing a ground-breaking bill into law, House Bill 19-1028. This bill added Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to the list of qualifying medical conditions for those seeking medical cannabis as an alternative to traditional drugs and medications. Bill 19-1028 is especially momentous because just last year former Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed similar legislation. Gov. Hickenlooper cited the necessity of more in depth research for the reason for the veto. Gov. Polis not only made history by signing the bill, he also chose a notable day to make this important announcement, […]

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Teen Cannabis Use in States with Legalized Medical Cannabis

According to a recent research study published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, teens from states that have legalized medical cannabis, are less likely to use cannabis compared to teens in states where medical cannabis is not legal. The findings contradict some theories that suggest that states where medical cannabis is legal will result in higher rates of teen cannabis use. More than 800,000 high school students were surveyed from 45 states between 1999 and 2015, to calculate the number of teens who smoke cannabis in the American Journal study. Other studies had similar findings such as […]

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