Posts Categorized: Marijuana Medicine

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    Lawmakers in Alabama and Utah recently approved legislation seeking to authorize the physician-supervised use of varieties of cannabis and/or extracts high in the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Both measures, which I previously summarized as ‘largely unworkable,‘ have now been signed into law. In recent days, lawmakers in three additional states — Kentucky, Mississippi, and Wisconsin — have… Read more »

  2. Customized marijuana: Oral drops

    Some Bible-clutching politicians from the backward state of Utah were just the latest in a series of right-wing states forced to confront the science behind medical marijuana, and legalize the use of this God-given miracle plant — at least in theory. Back on March 25, about 50 parents of children with severe epilepsy joined the… Read more »

  3. nature is not a crime

    Medical marijuana saves lives in more ways than one… Thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and a mountain of cannabinoid-based research, most Americans are now beginning to understand that marijuana is truly a medicine – a holistic herb that has been shown to have healing properties. One that helps kids fight epileptic seizures, comforts Vets with… Read more »

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    For some, every new week starts with a modicum of hope. For me, that hope is that marijuana’s active ingredients will soon be recognized by the medical community as a groundbreaking medicine…and this past Monday, that aspiration got a little bit higher. After receiving lofty praise for their cannabinoid-based medicine aimed at treating pediatric epilepsy,… Read more »

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    Researchers at the University of Arizona are starting their Monday morning off on a high note, thanks to the DEA’s ruling on Friday which provided supporters of medical marijuana a significant victory to end their week. Planting the seeds of real research, the DEA will now allow scientists at the University of Arizona to examine… Read more »

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    In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him. After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around the same time, the active component of… Read more »

  7. New Yorkers want medical marijuana

    “New York Voters Back Medical Marijuana 10-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Strong Support For Recreational Marijuana Also” ~ Quinnipiac University Welcome to the new reality… Claiming that “medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York State voters,” a recently conducted poll shows that the Empire state voters stand in strong support of medical marijuana, and at… Read more »

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    This story appears in the February 10 issue of Sports Illustrated. Players call it dabbing. The device looks like a mini bong, but there is a tiny metal ring instead of a small bowl. Justin Hartfield, the founder of, the site known as “the Yelp of cannabis dispensaries,” aims a butane torch at the… Read more »

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    Teaching Seniors the Benefits of Medical Marijuana Bobby Platshorn is a man with a plan – educating our national army of pill popping AARP  elderly — teaching them how and why they should support medical marijuana law reform. The Silver Tour’s goal is simple, educate senior citizens across the United States about the medicinal value… Read more »

  10. CBD-40-percent-

    The laughably named pot haters over at SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), recently coughed up some delusional CBDeceit – cloaked as a “fact sheet” and given the studious title,  ‘Everything You Need to Know About CBD.’ It seems little more than modern day “Reefer Madness,” meant to confuse the feeble, while rationalizing the continued prohibition of… Read more »

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