A Solution for CBD Health Claims

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I was disappointed but not terribly surprised that at some point the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), with its cousin the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), would take some action together against CBD companies, as mentioned in Jonathan Marx’s article1 on health claims and self-regulation, as well as Steven Schain’s article2 on the FDA Cracking the...

Seniors are the fastest growing group of cannabis users

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In my years working in patient communications, two of the main areas I worked in included patient to doctor communications and patient recruitment for clinical research projects. Our patient to doctor communications business accepted 10 million live phone calls annually, mostly from patients, on behalf of the 17,000 physicians we worked for. The calls covered...

Can Medical Cannabis Cure Prescription Drug Abuses

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What’s wrong with our pharma industry? I understand the need to make a profit and invest in expensive research for future products – I’m a businessman. But we keep hearing a series of negative stories about drug companies. According to a recently unsealed deposition, excerpts of which appeared an article by David Armstrong of ProPublica...

Constance Finley’s Midlife Detour To Cannabis Extraction Connoisseur

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I just read an article by Abbie Rosner in Forbes Magazine about a cannabis entrepreneur making products to treat her own rare condition. There was no mention in the article of making money. Wow, someone doing good by doing good in the marijuana space in mainstream media! It piqued my interest. Here was a businesswoman...

Judge rules against Walmart in Cannabis Case

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Yesterday was a great day for people carrying medical marijuana cards. A precedent was set against America’s largest employer for firing a medical cannabis user for testing positive.  Walmart, like many other companies, routinely tests its employees for banned substances. Unfortunately, people who use marijuana are lumped together with folks using other banned substances  such...

Clinical Trial Problems We Solve

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I have 20 years of clinical trials experience.  PhoneScreen, the patient recruitment, retention, and compliance firm I founded was committed to improving methods of acquiring patients to clinical research and  retaining them there till the end of the study.  After initial headwinds, our groundbreaking work was rewarded by being part of research programs with over...

Marijuana Lounges in Las Vegas

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In an article from January 15, 2019 in the LV Review Journal titled Marijuana lounges in Las Vegas face hurdle: Alcohol The article https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/pot-news/marijuana-lounges-in-las-vegas-face-hurdle-alcohol-1574387/ discusses the need for cannabis lounges here in Vegas. While local residents can consume at home, hotels don’t let the 40+ million visitors to town consume in their rooms without adding...