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Medical Marijuana News

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.

CCC Announces Closing of Purchase of Brampton Facility

Brampton - Canadian Cannabis Corporation announce the purchase of its 300,000 square foot facility in Brampton, Ontario located at 98-102 Rutherford Road South.

Why more marijuana users are vaporizing their medicine

As medical marijuana users seek safer ways to take their medicine, vaporizers have fast become the technology of choice. The science seems to back up this trend.

Op-Ed: Fox News' Bill O'Reilly mocks Berkeley's free medical marijuana

Berkeley - Displaying characteristically staggering (wilfull?) ignorance, Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly hosted a panel mocking a California city's compassionate decision to provide free medical marijuana to low and no-income residents.

Op-Ed: Federal judges are imprisoning and killing cannabis patients

Davenport - In the fight to legalize cannabis, millions of Americans have become civil disobedients in order to medicate their illness. Those people are at risk to feel the cold back hand of state, whose federal judges deny them the right to fair trial.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana is the elephant in the room across the world

Washington - Researchers are toiling around the clock to prove marijuana can help people suffering from a dozen diseases, including epilepsy, cancer and neuropathic pain.

Half of Massachusetts voters are OK with legal weed

Boston - A new poll conducted by a Massachusetts newspaper indicates that about half of voters there would vote for a measure that would legalize marijuana.

Medical marijuana research hampered

Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has said that many claims about medical marijuana are limited by a lack of experimental data. The reason for this is due to laws hampering research.

Berkeley Council requires dispensaries donate cannabis to poor

Berkeley - A new amendment to Berkeley, California's pot laws requires dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their cannabis per year to the disadvantaged.

Bill Clinton voices his support of medical marijuana

Denver - Former president Bill Clinton has come out in favor of allowing individual states to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana, noting that there's increasing evidence that shows that medical marijuana can be beneficial for patients who are ill.

An angel becomes an Oklahoman cannabis refugee Special

Tulsa - Brittany Hardy-Warrior has left her home to treat her child with an illegal drug that prevents seizures like no pharmaceutical drug can. Hardy-Warrior has taken the fight to Gov. Mary Fallin to legalize medical marijuana so her family can return home.

Op-Ed: One in ten working class adults die from booze abuse

Atlanta - There is no sign that the federal government will unban marijuana even as evidence grows of the deadliness of alcohol. Money likely will eventually level the playing field for the two drugs.

New York set to legalize medical marijuana

New York - New York is set to become the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A key vote is set to take place this month.

Op-Ed: How the federal government obstructs marijuana research Special

A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance has accused the DEA of obstructing research for marijuana for more than four decades. It is an accusation supported by evidence.

Colorado may shut down medical marijuana businesses in July

Denver - Colorado may close down many medical marijuana businesses in July after denying many applications from last year. Businesses who failed to get a city application from Denver will be shut down, but many businesses complain about the backlog.

New study shows no link between cannabis and psychosis

Calgary - A new study published by the mental health journal Schizophrenia Research, shows no link between marijuana and psychosis.

Minnesota governor passes restrictive medical marijuana law

Joining ranks with 21 other states, Minnesota last Thursday legally passed the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes with a law that is one of most restrictive in the nation.

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.

The DEA can no longer target medical marijuana

Washington - Reflecting growing acceptance of cannabis, a coalition of House members voted Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws.
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A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington
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Autospense created exclusively for the disbursement of medical marijuana.
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Sarah Bennett and Donald Morse are the managers of Human Collective, a distribution clinic for medical marijuana, legal under state law in Oregon
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has reversed his stance on medical marijuana
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Autospense by Dispenselabs video display of the various types of medical marijuana for purchase.
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