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  • The easy way to become a medical marijuana patient in New York

    The state's medical cannabis program is notoriously restrictive, but new tech platforms offer a solution for prospective patients.

    August 15, 2018

    Once New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed the the state’s medical marijuana bill, 10-year-old Amanda Houser’s mother thought that there would finally be a solution to her daughter’s suffering. Amanda, a Dravet syndrome patient, had at least 1,000 seizures every month. After trying numerous different treatments and medications,

  • How one doctor’s personal journey with cannabis helped her overcome the fear of stigma

    Dr. Junella Chin has integrated medical marijuana into her family practice after the drug helped her finally find pain relief.

    August 13, 2018

    When Dr. Junella Chin was 17-years-old, she was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an autoinflammatory disease of the spine in which the vertebrae begin to fuse together. Eventually, the spine begins to lose mobility. As she progressed through medical school, her condition worsened, and chronic pain hindered her ability to work in the hospital.