Saturday, July 25, 2015
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Guy Lindblom picks unnecessary leaves from mature cannabis plants so they can concentrate more of their energy into the flowering buds where the medicinal chemicals are produced at a greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The crop is coming in at Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two manufacturers who will be supplying the state's medical marijuana. Some health care providers are sitting out completely while others are ready to start certifying patients. MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT Photo: Glen Stubbe, AP
Sarah Wellington thought she had everything squared away to register for Minnesota's medical marijuana program.
Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY), based in Newark, Wayne County, is applying to become one of five registered commercial suppliers that will be licensed in New York State to grow medical marijuana.
Teri Heede, 60, talks about a bill to set up medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Honolulu. Medical marijuana was legalized in Hawaii nearly 15 years ago, but patients like Heede, who has multiple sclerosis, have been left to grow the drug on their own or buy it on the black market. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)
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Researchers in Quebec have launched a registry of medicinal cannabis users to determine the safety of the drug and its effectiveness in treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Whether you're in the camp to legalize marijuana or would rather keep it restricted (no judging, here!), it's high time to size up its medical claims. Pot pre-dates the Egyptian pyramids—but it took till now for 23 states to give their A-Okay for its medicinal use. Prevention asked top docs whether cannabis, med-speak for marijuana, is actually helpful (or at least promising) for nearly two dozen health woes ranging from multiple sclerosis to migraines, cancer pain to epilepsy.