The Dispensary Fulton is here to stay!

Attention all patients and caregivers: There appear to be rumors circulating regarding the status of The Dispensary’s ongoing operation. Please rest assured, The Dispensary is not closing, nor has any intention of closing. We will continue to faithfully serve the medical patients of the area as we have since July of more

Medical Cannabis Becomes Permanent in Illinois

Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Updates As of August 12, 2019, the Governor has officially signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program into permanent status.  With that, the “pilot” designation has now been removed and several changes are to the overall program are being implemented over time.  Some of more

Changes to Illinois Medical Cannabis Program – SB 336

Governor Rauner Signs Senate Bill 336 New Changes for Medical Cannabis Patients in Illinois   On August 28, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 336, the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, which amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, into law. There are several components to the provisions of Senate Bill more

The Role of Cannabis Legalization in the Opioid Crisis

Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found states with medical cannabis laws greatly reduce reliance on prescription opiates.  In both studies, after enacting medical cannabis laws, states saw opiate prescriptions from Medicare Part D recipients drop by 2.21 million daily doses and 3.74 million daily more

Cannabis for Intractable Pain

On January 16th, 2018, an Illinois Judge ordered the Department of Public Health to add intractable pain to the list of qualifying conditions under the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.  The spokesperson for the Department announced that they plan to appeal that ruling.  Find more about the Illinois ruling here. As more more

Low Dose THC May Restore Cognitive Function in Aging Patients

A collaborative study between Universities in Israel and Germany found the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to have a homeostatic effect on body mechanisms that determine aging.  This modulation of the underlying physical properties that regulate and determine aging has long thought to have been connected; however previously, no direct links between more

Cannabidiol (CBD) May Provide Additional Therapy Options for Schizophrenia

  A research study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry showed Cannabidiol (CBD) to have positive effects on patients suffering from Schizophrenia.  In a double blind study, patients were given either a placebo or 1g/day of CBD and assessed before and after treatment using several standard methodologies and metrics for more

Cannabis May Help Mental Stamina in HIV Patients

A cannabis research study based out of Michigan State University (MSU) found the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis, specifically THC, help alleviate chronic inflammation in the brain in HIV patients.  A reduction in the white blood cells called monocytes as well as their protein byproducts was seen more often in patients more

A Molecular Link Between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease

A California based study recently demonstrated that the active component of marijuana, Δ 9 -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), competitively inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as well as prevents AChE-induced amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) aggregation, the key pathological marker of Alzheimer's disease. These markers bond to neurons in the brain and are one of more

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