Cannabis Patient Care published a wide variety of content throughout 2022—here is just a small snippet of some of the top articles and columns that our readers enjoyed. Click through and see if any of your favorites made the list!
1. Featured Interview
Veterans Farming at CARE Waialua
Providing cannabis is just one of the many ways that Jason Hanley, owner of CARE Waialua, has set out to help veterans. In this interview, you will learn the amazing things going on at this cannabis farm in Hawaii.
2. Featured News
Medical Cannabis Health Insurance Coverage Bill Approved in New York State Senate
In early June 2022, the New York State Senate approved a bill which mandated public health insurance programs to cover medical cannabis expenses and defined how private insurers are allowed to handle these expenses as well.
3. Featured Video
Medical Cannabis, Mushrooms, and Cancer: Latest Research Developments
Dr. Stephen Barnhill, Apollon Formularies, plc, discusses the work his company has been doing with patients in Jamaica. Dr. Barnhill shares that the cancer cell killing activity of Apollon’s products were similar in efficacy to that of Herceptin and significantly improved cancer cell killing when combined with Herceptin.
4. Cannabis Perspectives Interview
“Cannabis Saved My Life:” An Interview with Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, Nikki Lawley, Part I: Journey to Health
What happens when traditional medicine fails a patient? When all recourses have been tried and the patient still suffers? In part I of this interview series, Nikki Lawley, founder of Nikki and the Plant, LLC, and retired licensed practical nurse (LPN), takes us through her journey from a medical professional in the healthcare industry to a brain injury survivor. Lawley also describes the medical cannabis industry from a patient perspective, learning about the medicinal properties of the plant, and finding what ways cannabis could be beneficial to her symptoms.
5. Patient Focus
Medical Cannabis Helped Beat the Odds: Brooklyn Hall’s Fight to Survive Brain Cancer
When she was three-and-a-half years old, Brooklyn Hall was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma, class 3, a rare and unique form of brain cancer. Here, her mother Meghan Hall shares how Brooklyn’s prognosis drastically changed with the help of Rick Simpson Oil.
6. Research Focus
Overview of the Research on Cannabis for PTSD
To date, clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of cannabis for PTSD has been positive in nature but weak in power; hopefully stronger clinical evidence will be forthcoming.
7. Nurse Focus
The Latest News on Cannabis and Autoimmune Disease
Evidence suggests that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids can be beneficial in the treatment of many symptoms related to autoimmune diseases.
8. Doctor Focus
Cannabis for Autoimmune Disease: Benefits Beyond Symptom Relief?
Here, Dr. Dustin Sulak shares how stress is a major factor in the development and progression of autoimmune diseases and how cannabis can be a great tool in alleviating symptoms.
9. Caregiver Focus
A Mother’s Hope: Cannabinoids Helping Kill Cancer Cells
Here, Tracy Ryan discusses the journey her family has taken to find treatment for her daughter Sophie’s brain tumor, the unexpected discovery of natural killer cells with Dr. Anahid Jewett, and the formation of their company NKore BioTherapeutics.
10. Advocate Focus
From Pediatric Patient to Teenage CEO: One Young Woman’s Journey with Medical Cannabis
Rylie Maedler shares her amazing journey from pediatric patient to teenage advocate. As a child, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer with a high recurrence rate and, through treatment with cannabis, is now in remission. Here, she shares her incredible story to change laws and hearts with her powerful message.