Thursday, June 30, 2016
Researchers at Duke University took to online forums last month to learn more about how ADHD patients are self-medicating with cannabis, pushing over the first domino in what might become a series of novel scientific discoveries.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday that the state must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Parents and guardians of children with epilepsy and other medical conditions will be able to obtain a “safe harbor” letter next month allowing them to obtain medical marijuana from outside Pennsylvania. (AP file photo)
Parents and guardians of children with epilepsy and other medical conditions will be able to obtain a "safe harbor" letter next month allowing them to obtain medical marijuana from outside Pennsylvania.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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The Rhode Island General Assembly voted on June 16 to approve legislation introduced by Sen. Stephen Archambault, D-Johnston, and Rep. Scott Slater, D-Providence, that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that may be treated with medical marijuana. At the time this story was written, the measure is on Governor Raimondo’s desk for her consideration and signature or veto.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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A cornerstone of the 1980s Giants, the former defensive lineman is getting into the business of cannabidiol and advocating for medicinal marijuana
While active NFL players are not allowed to use marijuana as a form of medical treatment, former players are free to treat their aches and pains with the plant where it’s legal, and more and more are beginning to do so. Two-time Pro Bowler Leonard Marshall recently joined the campaign for medical marijuana use for pain management among athletes. Marshall, a former defensive end who spent 10 of his 12 seasons with the Giants, uses a hemp oil product derived from the marijuana plant to treat symptoms he believes is related to head trauma suffered during his playing career. But he’s not in it for the high. The hemp oil is a Cannabidiol (CBD) which doesn’t contain the second main ingredient in marijuana, THC, the component that floats you off to your happy place.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
A rush to develop new tech for the regulated pot industry reveals a device that borrows from existing kitchen appliances
Discouraged by the side of effects of medicines prescribed for his anxiety, Michael Borque found a medicinal haven in a more natural remedy: marijuana. Given that his home state of Massachusetts had yet to sell the drug medicinally, the 40-year-old went about acquiring his first ever buds the traditional way. One parking lot deal and rolled joint later, Borque realized that he liked the high, but hated the burning sensation he felt in his throat and lungs that followed a smoke. Fast forward two years and Borque is now the CEO of Stoneham-based CannaKorp, maker of the CannaCloud vaporizer.
Friday, June 24, 2016
If you must light up, remember to floss. (G M/Flickr)
Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, according to a new study, with one surprising exception: gum disease.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
“It’s a Catch-22 that the research is difficult because of the strict rules, and the rules are strict because of the lack of research.”
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Hundreds of advocates for marijuana legalization rallied and smoked pot outside the White House in April. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) is Congress's most vocal opponent of legal marijuana, having single-handedly spearheaded a provision blocking legal pot shops in the District of Columbia in 2014. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), on the other hand, was recently named Congress's "top legal pot advocate" by Rolling Stone.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Most doctors approach medical marijuana with a great deal of uncertainty because drug laws have hindered researchers' ability to figure out what pot can and can't do for sick patients.
That could soon change.
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The marijuana industry is blossoming, and 2016 could wind up being its best year yet in a number of ways.
Canada's medical marijuana industry has recently become a battleground between the nation's "gray market" dispensaries - illegal storefronts selling marijuana in cities like Vancouver and Toronto - and licensed producers such as Tilray and OrganiGram, who sell cannabis to patients through Health Canada's mail-order system.
Following a resounding marijuana initiative defeat last November, this state seemingly defied the odds to become the 25th to legalize medical marijuana.
Charles Schatz of Bel Air, Maryland holds a sign demanding the use of marijuana for medical cases as he joins dozens of protestors for the legalization of marijuana in front of the White House, April 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. Mike Theiler/AFP
John Kasich signed Ohio's medical marijuana bill into law yesterday, making it the 25th state (26 counting Washington, D.C.) to allow some form of medical marijuana use.