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Medical Marijuana

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  1. German Lawmakers Approve Medical Cannabis by Prescription

    BERLIN-- German lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow some patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. Parliament's lower house passed the bill unanimously on Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Health Minister Hermann Groehe has stressed the move does not mean marijuana will be legal for non-medical purposes. Groehe says: "Seriously ill people must be cared for in the best way possible" and that includes allowing the...
  2. 6 Reasons Why Marijuana Wins No Matter Who Becomes Attorney General

    Nov. 8 headline: Holy smokes! Voters in eight states say yes to marijuana! Nov. 17 headline: Holy shit! Anti-marijuana Sen. Jeff Sessions may become America’s new top cop! Nov. 24 headline: Hey everybody! It’s Thanksgiving; take a chill pill. Marijuana is going to be just fine! OK. Let’s state the obvious facts: It has been a few weeks of angst, tears and tumult. Nobody who enjoys marijuana is too happy about the possibility of Sessions becoming America’s top cop. After all, during a...
  3. Ireland on the Path to Its Own Age of Medical Cannabis Acceptance

    Irish legislators have passed a bill to make cannabis legal for medicinal use after the government said it would not stand in the way. The bill seeks to legalise and regulate cannabis products for those suffering serious illnesses like cancer, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, as well as people who live with chronic pain. Its sponsor, People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, said that if finalised it would give doctors the power to decide if their patients would benefit from the drug, RTÉ...
  4. Poorly Planned Medical Cannabis Form-Letter Raising Breach of Security Concerns

    Kim Davis said she was surprised when she was sorting through her mail last week and saw in bold letters through an envelope window, "RE: Cannabis for Medical Purposes." The unopened letter was addressed to her husband, a veteran, who in September started taking edible cannabis to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. "It has breached privacy on all different levels. If you follow the privacy protection act for health-care professionals, it breaks that," said Davis, who lives in...
  5. Nevada's Medical Marijuana Online Portal Taken Down Over Data Breach

    LAS VEGAS — Officials say they’ve taken down the Nevada medical marijuana online portal after personal information about marijuana industry workers was exposed. The state Division of Public and Behavioral Health said it learned on Wednesday that information about people who applied for medical marijuana agent cards was publicly available online. That includes Social Security numbers and dates of birth. KLAS-TV reports a Dallas man doing a Google search discovered the data, and...
  6. First Irish Child Suffering Epilepsy Receives Country's Legal Cannabis Oil Treatment

    A two-year-old boy from west Cork with a rare form of epilepsy has become the first person in the country to be granted a licence allowing him to be treated with cannabis. Tristan Forde, from Dunmanway, used to have up to 20 seizures a day caused by a rare form of epilepsy but his daily seizures have virtually stopped since he began taking cannabis oil. Last December, Tristan and his mother Yvonne moved to Colorado, where unlike in Ireland, the treatment of Tristan's condition with...
  7. US women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low birth weights and other problems. In 2014, almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they'd recently used marijuana, up from 2.4 percent in 2002, according to an analysis of annual drug use surveys. Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on...
  8. Gold Rush Mentality, Lawsuits may Push Federal Government into MMJ Judgement Position

    The seven lucky balls that popped out of the Arizona Department of Health Services lottery machine in October produced big winners — not in the state’s Powerball game, but in the competition to make money in the medical marijuana industry. The prize winners were granted licenses to open a medical marijuana dispensary in a state where patients with prescriptions to treat conditions such as glaucoma and cancer spent $215 million last year on marijuana products. Arizona’s public health...
  9. Ireland Medical Cannabis Bill Could Face Further Coalition Challenge

    Independent ministers could vote against Fine Gael during a medicinal cannabis bill next week, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith of the Irish Examiner. It comes as they insisted they will "exercise" their right to a free vote on the issue. The decision was made by Independent Alliance TDs at today's Cabinet meeting in a move that risks causing a fresh rift between the coalition partners. As part of an opposition bill put down by the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit group, the Dáil...
  10. Mom of Sick Daughter Walks 21 Miles to Advocate for Ireland's Medical Cannabis

    An Irish mother, from County Cork, may have just sparked a breakthrough in the case for medicinal cannabis in the Republic of Ireland. Vera Twomey’s 6 year old daughter Ava suffers from a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravets syndrome. Twomey has been treating Ava’s frequent, violent seizures with THC, a component of cannabis which is currently subject to clinical trials – with positive results. Twomey has had her own success treating Ava’s seizures with THC – seeing the amount...
  11. Arkansans Left Out of Upcoming November Medical Cannabis Vote

    A proposal to allow Arkansas residents to use medical marijuana and in some cases grow their own failed to make the ballot after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that many of the signatures collected were invalid. Supporters of the ballot initiative—known as Issue 7 or the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act—collected more than 117,000 signatures but the court ultimately ruled more than half of them invalid, the Democrat Gazette reports. A measure needs signatures from about 70,000...
  12. Scottish Parliament Delegates Debate Need for Medical Cannabis Legalisation

    Delegates at the SNP conference have overwhelmingly backed a motion in favour of decriminalising cannabis for medical use. Party members want the UK government to devolve power over the class B drug to the Scottish Parliament. The Glasgow gathering heard from multiple sclerosis sufferer Laura Brennan-Whitefield who backed the lawful use of cannabis for pain relief. Possession and supply of cannabis can lead to a jail term. Ahead of the conference vote, Ms Brennan-Whitefield asked the...
  13. Turkey Legalizes Cannabis in 19 Provinces

    The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and livestock has legalized the growing of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes in 19 provinces outside the previously designated fields, under several conditions. The new regulation now allows farmers to grow cannabis in Amasya, Antalya, Bartın, Burdur, Çorum, İzmir, Karabük, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kütahya, Malatya, Ordu, Rize, Samsun, Sinop, Tokat, Uşak, Yozgat and Zonguldak provinces only for medical and scientific research purposes. However,...
  14. The New Cannabis Capsule Is So Powerful It Can Replace Any Pain Killer

    People around the world are becoming increasingly aware of natural remedies and alternative medicine. However, this does not change the attitude of Big Pharma to enforce their drugs on a open-mouthed public despite their numerous and well documented, harsh side-effects. The almighty health benefits of cannabis are becoming increasingly accepted in mainstream society and are being bolstered by numerous recent studies. The Foria Relief Company has even invented a vaginal suppository, based...
  15. Medical marijuana: Is NZ dazed and confused?

    A conservative lobby group is seeking support for new, cheaper medicinal cannabis for chronic pain relief. Dazed and confused, like a teenager at her first party, New Zealand seems stuck in a moral morass over medical marijuana. Parents in one ear, contemporaries in the other. Shall I inhale or not? What will the consequences be? Stuck between demonisation and canonisation of the whacky woo woo weed. Few doubt that change, as Sam Cooke said, is gonna come. Certainly if international...
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