Thursday , 19 October 2017


Peoria County Considering Updating Medical Cannabis on Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Peoria County government is updating its drug-free workplace policy to accommodate medical cannabis. The update strikes a tough balance between Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act and the federal law that defines marijuana as an illicit substance. Peoria County Considering Updating Medical Cannabis on Drug-Free Workplace Policy Under the amended policy individuals who use cannabis for medical ... Read More »

Cannabis Laws will Leave Thousands of Australians Suffering Needlessly

The ACT could be missing an opportunity to improve the lives of many seriously ill Australians, according to medicinal cannabis patients and advocates. Will Cannabis Laws will Leave Thousands of Australians Suffering Needlessly? 20-year-old chronic pain sufferer Laura Bryant said she was disappointed an Assembly committee looking into a proposed medical cannabis access scheme had recommended against passing a bill ... Read More »

Will Big Pharma Produced Cannabis Take Over the USA?

For those hoping that Big Pharma could still be blocked from the medical cannabis scene there is bad news: the deal is done. Look for the first naturally-derived, Big Pharma-produced cannabis product to be on the market by the first half of 2016, perhaps even sooner. Will Big Pharma Produces Cannabis Take Over the USA? Epidiolex is a liquid formulation ... Read More »

Ohio Medical Marijuana 2015

An Ohio political action group has gone ahead with plans to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to legalize marijuana amid investigation for fraud. The group was forced to scramble for more signatures after Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted named a special investigator Wednesday to review what he said were discrepancies in ResponsibleOhio’s petitions. Ohio Medical Marijuana 2015 There was a disparity between ... Read More »

First Georgia Families to Pick up Medical Marijuana Cards

For the first time, Georgia families are picking up state-issued cards that allow them to legally possess cannabis oil as a treatment for certain medical conditions. PJ and Beckee Lynch of Snellville met at the health department office in Brookhaven Tuesday to pick up a card for their 8-year-old daughter Norah who suffers from Aicardi Syndrome, a rare disease that ... Read More »

Gulf War Vet Hopes to Start Medical Marijuana Clinics

Jon Marsh, a self-styled cannabis consultant, said he started treating himself with marijuana after contracting Gulf War syndrome while serving as a U.S. Marine in the first Gulf War. By the time voters created medical marijuana programs in Washington state and Oregon in November 1998, Marsh was a consumer, grower and advocate of what he believes is a plant with ... Read More »

Gaps in Research Cause Problems for Medical Marijuana Patients

As attitudes and laws about marijuana change across the country, an interesting and somewhat disturbing problem is beginning to emerge. Despite the fact that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medicinal use due to its widespread and well-known health benefits, the federal government still has not changed its legal classification from a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. ... Read More »

PTSD and Cannabis

Matt Stys funnels a mound of finely ground God’s Gift, a sativa strain of marijuana, into his multicolored glass bowl and takes a hit. “It allows the images and all the things in your head to lose focus and drift away for a while,” says Stys as wisps of smoke curl from his mouth. For Stys, the images of being ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open for Minnesota Patients

Patrick McClellan stood outside a brightly lit building in downtown Minneapolis just before midnight, waiting get medical cannabis — something he’d lobbied for in Minnesota since 2012. “It was an incredibly hard fight to get to this point, and to actually see it here is amazing,” he said. “It’s an incredible feeling.” The 48-year-old was among three customers who marked ... Read More »

Will Maryland Accept Medical Marijuana?

With the state publishing draft regulations for medical marijuana and an infrastructure for growing and distributing it coming into view, Marylanders who suffer from chronic pain or debilitating disease could gain access to the drug by the middle of next year. The rules developed by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which cover doctor registration, licensing, fees and other concerns, were ... Read More »

Marijuana is Medicine Says the JotAMA

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as spasticity, a panel of researchers conclude, after reviewing a total of 79 ... Read More »

Cannabinoids 101

You won’t want to miss this short, sweet and highly informative (pun intended) video on getting to know all you should about Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids 101 Read More »