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Cannabidiol halts seizures in new study

New York - The marijuana-derived compound cannabidiol has shown promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy, the type that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

Medical marijuana heads south

A little less than half of U.S. states have passed legislation permitting the use of medical marijuana. California's law is nearly a decade old, and Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Maine followed suit shortly.

Vancouver hosting forum Tuesday on dangers of marijuana for teens

The Vancouver School Board and a substance use prevention program called SACY, along with Vancouver Coastal Health, are sponsoring a forum Tuesday evening on marijuana. It is intended to help parents and their teens make informed choices about the drug.

The gap between medical marijuana and street pot

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is concerned that the marijuana used in research is becoming further removed from the type common on the streets.

DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah legalizes medical marijuana

Salt Lake City - A Drug Enforcement Administration agent has warned Utah lawmakers considering a bill that would legalize medical marijuana that doing so could result in stoned rabbits hopping about the countryside.

Man arrested with 400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars

Chocolate is something a lot of people like and marijuana is something that, well, some people like. A California man appears to have gotten the bright idea to put the two together. The problem? He got caught doing it in the wrong state.

Seattle to get Washington state's first marijuana vending machine

Much like soft drink and candy bar users, Seattle pot users, both medical and recreational, will have the convenience of buying marijuana from a vending machine next month. It will be the city and state's first marijuana vending machine.

Bill to decriminalize marijuana introduced in Delaware

Democrat Helene Keeley of the Delaware House of Representatives introduced a bill into the House on Thursday to decriminalize marijuana. If the bill is passed pot possession in the state would result in civil fines, not a criminal record.

Pot report: 18 U.S. states to have legalized marijuana by 2020

A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.

Marijuana's relationship with mental illness

Washington D.c. - Stories about the success of medical marijuana have frequently hit the news wire, now an abstract from a Cato Institute study has given medical marijuana activists another reason to fight for the cause.

Marijuana firm gets big investment from Silicon Valley fund

San Francisco - A $2 billion fund run by a team of Silicon Valley superstars is getting into the the lucrative marijuana business with a multi-million dollar investment in a Seattle private equity firm focused on cannabis products and services.

Study suggests marijuana helps vets with symptoms of PTSD

Santa Fe - A New Mexico study finds that Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) symptoms can be reduced by as much as 75 percent with the use of medical marijuana.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.

Is the Peach State about to become the Pot State?

A marijuana legalization bill has been pre-filed in Georgia by Democratic State Senator, Curt Thompson. The measure would allow medical marijuana to become legal and would also regulate and legalize retail sales to adults.

Marijuana helps to reduce glioma cancer

London - Researchers have successfully shrunk one of the most aggressive adult brain cancers by combining cannabinoids with radiotherapy.

Montreal opens Quebec's first medical marijuana clinic

The first medical marijuana clinic in the Canadian province of Quebec is open and ready for the medicinal pot smokers who may be in need of their help. 'Santé Cannabis' offers consultation and more to those with ailments being treated by the drug.

Seniors hold the key to Florida’s marijuana vote

Tallahassee - Citizens in Florida are deciding, as part of the U.S. midterm elections, whether to legalize medical marijuana. Poll watchers think that seniors are key to the outcome rather than younger people.

Op-Ed: Government ignores voters on marijuana

Denver - State, local and federal government agents have launched secretive raids on marijuana growers and dispensaries in Washington and Colorado, the two states where voters legalized it.

Relax — marijuana doesn't lower IQ after all

Oxford - Despite several hyped headlines to the contrary, a large new study proves that marijuana use does not lower IQ in teens one bit.

Marijuana-based epilepsy drug 'promising'

In a new U.S. study, children with treatment-resistant epilepsy have been prescribed a cannabidiol drug in clinical trials.

Op-Ed: Forget the ice bucket challenge — Marijuana treats ALS

A viral Internet sensation, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over a whopping $100 million to fund research into finding a treatment for ALS. Sounds great, except that most of the money is spent elsewhere and marijuana already treats the disease.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana: choosing compassion and science, not politics

2014 should be another turning point in America when it comes to medical marijuana. It is irresponsible to refuse patients in need a viable medical treatment any longer, especially when the refusal is based on politics rather than facts.

Op-Ed: Americans see lack of compassion in cannabis prosecution

Madison - On September 29th, protesters in Minnesota showed support for Angela Brown, a mother who hasn't been charged with rape, murder, or any severe crime. She gave cannabis oil to a son with a severe brain injury, and now district attorney punishing her for it.

3D-printed medical marijuana inhaler first of its kind

Tel Aviv - With the help of 3D printing, an Israeli company has developed two pocket-sized, metered medical marijuana inhalers, one for use in hospital settings, and one for use in-home.

Study to explore medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are to examine the genes from people with a form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and who have been treated with medical marijuana. The aim is to see if medical marijuana helps.

Study: Marijuana reduces rates of domestic violence in couples

A recent study from the University of Buffalo demonstrates significantly lower rates of domestic violence in couples who use marijuana over their first nine years of marriage.

Study: Medical marijuana can lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths

According to a new study, chronic pain suffers living in states where medical marijuana use has been legalized are less likely to die from prescription opioid overdose.

Is a Canadian company developing cannabis-infused pizza sauce?

Vancouver - The latest foodie trend adds weed to the pizza pie equation. Is "Weed Pizza" coming to Canada by way of Colorado? Here's what you need to know.

Op-Ed: The failure of New York's medical marijuana law Special

Albany - It's legislation that took nearly 20 years to get a governor's signature, instead of signing a bill to provide vast, quick access to medical cannabis, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers a bill that fails on so many levels.

Exploring sources of weed for Washington

Seattle - Washington has a weed shortage but this is not for lack of resources. Shortages here are mostly due to restrictions and a failure to try new sources.
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