Marijuana use for medicinal purposes is legal in 29 U.S. states, yet the UK government has said it has no plans to legalise the drug. Joining Good Morning Britain to give their opinion on the ongoing debate is Bobby George, former professional darts player, and Linda Robson, Loose Women panellist.
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After the company announced it will tap investors for money to fuel R&D (research and development) and pre-commercialization efforts for its Dravet syndrome drug, shares in Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX) are rallying 10% at 2 p.m. EDT today.
A new cannabis study published in the New England Journal of Medicine saw a nearly 40 percent drop in seizures for participants who were using the marijuana derivative called cannabidiol.
GW Pharmaceuticals is set to file its cannabis-derived drug with U.S. regulators imminently, following publication of detailed data on its success in fighting severe childhood epilepsy.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that its subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico is holding a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, today to reveal the positive results of a recent study conducted by renowned Mexican physician Dr. Saul Garza Morales on the effects of the Company’s Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™) product in treating children with severe epilepsy.
Wisconsin’s state Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make it legal to use a marijuana extract to treat seizures.
Public health officials on Wednesday reported more than 1,300 patients have qualified for Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.
Marijuana is a hot topic again in the Wisconsin Legislature with both Republicans and Democrats introducing bills for the state.
The state of New York allows five companies to dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients, but most hospitals receive federal funds, so they cannot allow patients to use pot medicinally, according to an article in the Times Herald-Record of Middletown, N.Y. While several states have approved marijuana for medical or adult use, it remains illegal under federal law.
A North Carolina mother says nothing will stop her from getting marijuana to her daughter who suffers from a rare genetic disease. Kendra Martin says cannabis is the number one medicine for her daughter. North Carolina House Bill 983 is being looked at and if approved, would legalize medicinal marijuana for some people.
An Idaho mother is trying to get her children back after being charged with giving marijuana to her 3-year-old daughter, according to FirstCoastNews.com. Last month, Kelsey Osborne of Gooding, Idaho, attempted to stop her daughter’s seizures by giving the child a smoothie that included a tablespoon of marijuana-infused butter.
The Doctors debate the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana with Jesse Ventura and Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
A local state representative plans on introducing legislation that would legalize medical marijuana here in Tennessee after meeting with several families who moved from Tennessee to Colorado to get treatment they can’t get here.
On Sept. 26, 2016, GW Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:GWPH), a biopharma company with two promising cannabis-based medications, announced positive results for its third study in the United States on the efficacy of Epidiolex, its experimental CBD-based drug, in treating seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Marijuana confiscations by Idaho State Police have increased 1,000 percent during the past four years, thanks in part to legalization in neighboring Washington State, according to a report by KTVB.com. “We see it all the time and there’s no question that we are having to change the way that we train, the way that we do our job,” Capt. Bill Gardiner said.
A law making medical marijuana legal in Ohio is now in effect.
For five years, Republican state Rep. Peter McCoy of James Island was a state prosecutor in Charleston, working hundreds of drug cases along the way.
On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.
On April 5, 2016, Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, released “Compassionate Cannabinoid Product Administration On District Property,” a video intended to broaden the medical cannabis discussion.
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, the Virginia Senate by a vote of 37 to 2 passed SB701,a bill that would allow the production and manufacturing of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and THC-A oil in the state.
While the debate over the efficacy of medical marijuana continues, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests it may be helpful in treating patients suffering from intractable seizures.
A recent study seems to back up claims made by parents and patients that medical marijuana could help intractable seizures.
A medical marijuana bill is on the fast track to move forward in the Florida state legislature. The bill, SB 7066, hopes to fix some of the problematic wording in a 2014 bill, SB 1030, which legalized a low-THC high-CBD strain of medical marijuana called Charlotte’s Web.