Medications, Supplements, and Complementary and Alternative Health Information for Consumers
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Residents of Oklahoma have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). The free drug card and pharmacy coupon provides savings of up to 75% on your medication accepted at over 68,000 pharmacies across the country including Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and Kmart pharmacies. Create and print as many coupons as you need.
The National Library of Medicine makes available a portal facilitating quick access to quality, unbiased drug information. Aggregating a variety of resources, the Drug Information Portal allows access to information on more than 60,000 prescription and non-prescription drug supplements and other agents.
The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. with a Web-based user interface that provides ready access to label information. It was developed to serve the research community and as a resource for health care providers and the public. It can be an educational and research tool for students, academics, and other professionals.
Provides descriptions of FDA recently approved prescription drugs, as well as listings of drugs approved in previous years, back to 1995.
Protect yourself from medication errors. This unique website is designed to help you, the consumer, avoid mistakes when taking medicines.
Visit this frequently updated site to learn what you need to know about prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including what drugs are right for your health issue, as well as information about safety and costs.
Drugs.com is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet.
Get timely, reliable, health and safety information about food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, pet food, pet medicine and more.
Pill Identification and OTC & Prescription Drug Resource Books at the Library
Web Resources for Alternative Health
This free Web site has, along with making quality information about herbal supplements available, three unusual characteristics: it is maintained by a major university (not a commercial firm); it has information in English and Spanish; and it focuses on herbs used at the US-Mexican border.
Research based information from acupuncture to zinc supplements.
Over 100 different dietary supplement formulas have received the United States Pharmacopeia Verified Mark.
Discover and learn how complementary and alternative medicine and health practices impact teenagers' health and well-being.
The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.
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Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Laws
*Despite medical cannabis laws in 46 states, cannabis is still illegal under federal law. The federal government regulates drugs through the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. § 811), which does not recognize the difference between medical and recreational use of cannabis. These laws are generally applied only against persons who possess, cultivate, or distribute large quantities of cannabis.
In June of 2018, Oklahoma residents voted to pass Oklahoma State Question 788, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative.
State Question 788 legalized marijuana, also known as cannabis, for medical purposes in Oklahoma. The measure required a state-issued medical marijuana license to have a board-certified physician's signature. The measure required no specific qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana. The measure allowed people with licenses to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana on their person and 8 ounces of marijuana in their residence. A 7 percent tax was levied on marijuana sales, with revenue allocated to administrative costs, education, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. The measure required licenses to operate dispensaries, commercial growing operations, and processing operations. The measure prohibited municipalities from restricting zoning laws to prevent marijuana dispensaries.
The measure specified that an individual 18 years old or older who wants to obtain a medical marijuana license needs a board-certified physician's signature. An individual under the age of 18 needs the signatures of two physicians and his or her parent or legal guardian. The measure specified no qualifying conditions, but specified that a doctor is required to sign according to "accepted standards a reasonable and prudent physician would follow when recommending or approving any medication." The measure specified that licenses cost $100 and last two years. Under the measure, recipients of Medicaid, Medicare, or SoonerCare pay $20 for a license. The measure provided for caregiver licenses to be available.
The measure authorized individuals possessing a medical marijuana license to consume marijuana and possess up to three ounces on their persons, six mature and six seedling marijuana plants, up to one ounce of concentrated marijuana, up to 72 ounces of edible marijuana, and up to eight ounces of marijuana in their residences. The measure empowered local governments to enact guidelines allowing recipients to exceed the state-mandated possession limits. Under the measure, possessing up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana without a license but with a medical condition is deemed a misdemeanor.
The OMMA was established to oversee the medical marijuana program for the State of Oklahoma. It is responsible for licensing, regulating, and administering the program as authorized by state law. Operating under the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the primary goal is to ensure safe and responsible practices for the people of Oklahoma.
Comprehensive state medical cannabis laws compiled by the nation's most respected bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.
Medical Marijuana Terminology
Cannabis- Also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world. It makes a resin (thick substance) that contains compounds called cannabinoids
Cannabinoids- Are chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug -like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system.
CBD-Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
THC-THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis plants. The highest concentrations of THC are found in the dried flowers, or buds. When marijuana smoke is inhaled, THC rapidly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream and is carried to the brain and other organs throughout the body. THC from the marijuana acts on specific receptors in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, starting off a chain of cellular reactions that finally lead to the euphoria, or "high" that users experience.
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Medical Cannabis Books at the Library
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Project CBD was founded with the vision of demystifying information about cannabis medicine and therapeutics. By bringing clarity and healing via content that is easy to understand and utilize, we aim to create a world where cannabis empowers people to take an active role in their health.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
NIDA's mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are distinctively qualified to provide nonpartisan, objective guidance for decision makers on pressing issues. The work of the National Academies spurs progress by connecting understandings of science, engineering, and medicine to advising national policies and practice.
FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical devices.
Drug War Facts is a project of Common Sense for Drug Policy, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reforming drug policy and expanding harm reduction. CSDP disseminates factual information and comments on existing laws, policies and practices.