Blog

2 Henderson marijuana dispensaries seek approval

Henderson is set to approve two more medical marijuana dispensaries this month, one of which nixed its first potential site after neighborhood opposition.The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday to approve a new location for Jenny’s Dispensary, which scrapped its original plan in February. The state approved the new site in late April.And on…
Read more

Medical marijuana seen to have dramatic effect on symptom relief

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Before buying cannabis at South Jersey's only medical-marijuana dispensary, patients must circle one of six animated faces that stare out from a clipboard.The row of smiling, wincing, frowning, and sobbing cartoon faces is being used to rank the degree of pain that patients experience due to cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy,…
Read more

Texas Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oils For Epilepsy

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Monday legalizing the limited use of marijuana extracts for severe forms of epilepsy.The law allows the use of cannabis oils that are high in CBD, or cannabidiol, a non-euphoric compound found in the marijuana plant, and low in THC -- the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana…
Read more

Growing Hope: The Fight for Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

January 22nd 2015 was a brisk, cold day. All the trees in Richmond, Virginia were bare from a harsh winter. As the chill blew up the hill in the city's historic Shockoe Slip district, several families began to emerge from a hotel in the shadow of the State Capitol.Lisa Smith was there with her 14-year-old…
Read more

Cannabis Might Be the Next Migraine Drug

A recent review of medical literature, courtesy of the Headache Center at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, has shown that cannabis has potential therapeutic effects for the treatment of headache disorders, including migraines.Some British doctors have been treating headaches and migraines with cannabis since the 1840’s, but nearly worldwide prohibition in the…
Read more

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

The majority of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans on Thursday. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the U.S. Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access.Committee members voted 18 to 12 in…
Read more

Louisiana Approves Reduction in Pot Penalties

Louisiana, which has become infamous for enforcing some of the toughest laws in the United States against marijuana offenders, could experience a significant level of reform this year in the way the state prosecutes those who get busted with the herb.Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee put their stamp of approval on a piece…
Read more

Pennsylvania Governor Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana

While the fate of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program remains in the hands of House Health Committee Chair Matt Baker, who said last week that he has no plans to submit the Senate approved proposal to the House of Representatives, Governor Tom Wolf has come forward in hopes of opening up the discussion of leading the…
Read more