In the nearly two years since medical marijuana dispensaries first opened in New Hampshire, the program has grown significantly, and the list of qualifying conditions is expanding.
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WV’s Medical Marijuana Board Recommends Smokable Forms of Marijuana
West Virginia’s medical marijuana board plans to recommend to state lawmakers that patients who have met certain requirements be able to buy smokable forms of marijuana.
Ohio Doctors Deciding Whether to Seek Medical Marijuana Certification
Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania Can Begin Legally Obtaining Their Medicine Today
BERHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania today, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over the next few months.
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Virginia Senate 40-0
The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.
Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil for Medical Patients Gains Traction in Virginia
A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.
As Oklahoma Nears Medical Marijuana Vote, Some Already Using CBD Oil
Soon, Oklahomans will vote on legalizing medical marijuana, but many are already finding relief with CBD oil.
Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Allowing Medical Cannabis
After years of successive failures, backers of medical cannabis in Tennessee are taking a new tack — keeping the ban on smoking it.
What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana
A landmark federal report released in 2017 outlined what’s known about the potential health benefits and risks of marijuana use.
Portuguese Doctors Back Marijuana Medicine as Bill Enters Parliament
Portugal’s influential Doctors’ Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.
Lawmaker’s Bill Helps Children Prescribed Medical Marijuana
A Republican lawmaker wants to make accommodations for Maine children prescribed medical marijuana.
Indiana Senator Pushes for CBD Oil Legalization
A state senator has filed a bill that would officially legalize the sale and possession of cannabis oil in Indiana.
Scotland in Line for Multi-Million Pound Boost From New Cannabis Industry
Scotland is set for a multi-million pound boon from the cannabis industry after a worldwide health agency confirmed that the drug provides medicinal relief for a range of ailments.
New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana
Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.
Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Supported By Doctors
An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.
First-of-Its-Kind Medical Marijuana Certification Center Opens in Pittsburgh
A new medical marijuana center opened its doors to patients in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday morning.
Did Cannabis Oil Save This Child?
People are crediting the cannabis compound CBD for helping with everything from childhood seizures to cancer. Meet Tracy and Josh who credit the treatment in part for saving the life of their daughter Sophie.
Autism, Sleep Apnea Added to Minnesota List for Medical Marijuana
Minnesotans with autism and obstructive sleep apnea will be able to use medical marijuana as of next July to manage their medical conditions.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Patients Struggle With Supply Shortage
Minnesota medical marijuana patients are worried after news broke that one of the state’s two cannabis providers is experiencing a distribution delay, leaving them with scarce supplies for treatment.
Cheek Swab Test Can Now Determine If Marijuana Treatment Is Right for You
A large marijuana producer is hopeful that Canadian physicians will use a new test to help patients determine whether medical marijuana treatment would be effective for them.
Kentucky Must Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2018, Secretary of State Says
Could legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky? Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018.
Cannabis, Dads, and Parkinson’s Disease
In this scene from BONG APPÉTIT, Abdullah talks to Ed Weidenfeld (and his son Nick) about how his Parkinson’s Disease led to him getting into cannabis cultivation.
How Smart Weed Could Make Pot the Go-To Painkiller
Making it easier to calibrate the correct dose of medical marijuana may prompt more physicians to prescribe it as an alternative to a painkiller such as opioids, according to one Canadian company.
Paul Pierce and Tracy McGrady on Medical Marijuana in the NBA
Paul Pierce and Tracy McGrady join The Jump, along with NBA analyst Amin Elhassan, and weigh in on medical marijuana in the NBA.
Lawmakers: Feds Should Research Medical Marijuana for Military Vets
A group of 10 U.S. House members is pushing the Trump administration to begin researching medical marijuana’s potential benefits for military veterans struggling to cope with war wounds.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Officials Debate Adding Autism to List
Medical pot has been legal in Minnesota for more than two years, treating thousands of people and the panel in charge of overseeing the program will consider adding new conditions and diseases to the list.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Pharma’s Marijuana Relationship
Medical marijuana legalization has a huge effect on the pharmaceutical industry, “Big Pharma”, because marijuana can and has replaced a number of pharmaceutical drugs.
FDA Hints It May Look Into Marijuana Health Claims
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims of marijuana health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Getting a Medical Marijuana Prescription
Medical marijuana is legal now in 29 states and Washington D.C., but there is still a lot of confusion around the medicine, especially regarding the medical marijuana prescription. Marijuana treats a number of illnesses and pain, but in order to treat and access medical marijuana, patients are required to have a medical marijuana card.
Zogenix Soars 10% Today Despite Diluting Investors
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.
Target Pulls CBD Products From Its Online Store After One Week
Last week, Target became one of the first major retailers to start selling CBD-based products. As news of its new offering broke, Target quietly pulled the products, CBD-containing pills and oils from Charlotte’s Web, from its online inventory on Thursday.
Zynerba’s Stock on a High as Cannabis-Based Drug Succeeds in Trial
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its cannabis-based gel met the main goal in a mid-stage study of patients with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes learning disabilities in adolescents and children.
The History of Marijuana in Wisconsin
During the World Wars, hemp was considered a national necessity in the United States, so much that some even consider it a cash crop. Wisconsin was the second largest hemp producer during this time, right behind Kentucky. The history of marijuana in Wisconsin dates back as early as 1908, when hemp was grown experimentally.
What Pennsylvania Patients Must do to Access Medical Marijuana
The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued temporary regulations Monday for state residents who are considering taking part in the state’s medical marijuana program.
Dr. Oz: 5 Things You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana
What is the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana? Watch this video from Dr. Oz to find the answer to this question and others.
Peru Set to Legalize Medical Cannabis After Public Outcry
Following a serious public outcry in Peru, the South American country just announced that it is drafting legislation to set up a wide-reaching medical cannabis program.
Cannabis Accepted as Part of Treatment Plan for Veteran During Stay at VA NJ PTSD/Homeless Inpatient Unit
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The only way the VA can learn about the multiple benefits of cannabis related to PTSD, and how medical cannabis can save lives, is by sitting down with the person who is actually allowed to consume it directly under the watchful eye of the Veterans Administration, Jonathan Fruchter.
The ‘Limitless Future’ of a Weed Extract That Doesn’t Get You High
CBD—a purified weed extract that won’t get you stoned—is used to treat everything from breast cancer to stress relief, epilepsy to aching joints. VICE met up with David Bonvillain, who runs the CBD company Elite Botanicals, for an inside scoop on the extract’s “limitless future.”
Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains
Olivia Newton-John opens up about her second bout with cancer in a new interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” saying that at one point she couldn’t walk. The singer even admits that she used medical marijuana as treatment to ease the pain.
History of Marijuana in Minnesota
Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.
The History of Marijuana in North Carolina
Marijuana has thousands of years of history all across the world and in the United States. In the United States, marijuana has a history of prohibition and legalization both at the state and federal levels. Many southern states are actually taking action to join the fight for legalization. North Carolina is among one of these southern states that is moving forward with marijuana legalization.
WEEDIQUETTE: Clinical Cannabis Treatment for Trauma
From WEEDIQUETTE’s “Chronic Trauma” episode: Krishna accompanies rapper JohnboyCOOL to learn about medicinally treating his trauma with cannabis.
Why Marijuana Compounds Could Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Meds
Research into the potential medical uses of marijuana compounds continues apace. Among the most recent, a study delved into why marijuana is an effective stress reducer.
Damian Marley on Promoting Medical Marijuana
“Complex Live” sits down with Damian Marley, who just released his new album, “Stony Hill,” and discuss the reggae star’s promotion of medical marijuana.
Insys Therapeutics Finally Launched Its Highly Anticipated Drug
If you look around, chances are you won’t find many marijuana stocks struggling. But there’s always an outlier — and for the marijuana industry that’s drugmaker Insys Therapeutics.
Seniors Becoming Fastest Growing Marijuana Users
Seniors are becoming as the fastest growing segment of the marijuana industry. According to a national survey, usage among adults 65 and older is up 250 percent, while adults 50-65 have also increased usage nearly 58 percent.
Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both
People growing their own marijuana is a significant concern to Big Pharma. As state legalization of cannabis-derivatives spreads, the drug companies contemplating the potential of medical marijuana see a threat from both homegrown and professionally harvested medical-grade marijuana.
Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana
Roger Stone is a top Republican strategist, lobbyist, and longtime advisor to Donald Trump. He’s known for getting down and dirty in his lobbying, and in fact, is the subject of the popular Netflix documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, that explores the life and career of strategy and public policy. Recently however, Stone has had a change of heart on one hot-button issue in modern politics: Marijuana.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals’ Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Gel Fails Study
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday its synthetic cannabis-based gel to treat epilepsy failed a mid-stage study, sending the U.S. drug developer’s shares plunging 50 percent.
11-Year-Old Sues Federal Government to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana
An 11-year-old girl from Rowlett, Texas is taking on the United States federal government by suing them over medicinal marijuana.