Tag: medical marijuana

  • Learning the Health Benefits of Cannabis

    Despite breakthroughs in understanding the curative possibilities of CBD — essentially the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant — the stigma of marijuana’s criminalization is delaying progress as is the refusal of the federal government to support state-by-state legalization. I spoke with Martin A. Lee, the director of Project CBD and a leading expert on the […]

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  • Titles, statuses of all medical marijuana bills

    Marijuana legislation A recap of the medical marijuana-related bills filed by the state Legislature during the 91st General Assembly. All bills must be approved on the floor of both the House of Representatives and the Senate before being sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson to sign into law. Any bill changing the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment […]

  • Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana

    The first time someone told me it’s possible to consume cannabis without getting high, I scoffed. I was five years sober and my friend, newly in recovery, was telling me about a “special” kind of marijuana. Apparently, she said, it offered anti-anxiety and pain relieving effects without the high of “traditional” marijuana. I didn’t pay […]

  • New York Expands Medical Marijuana Program (Finally)

    New York Health officials have agreed to expand the state’s medical-marijuana program by adding “chronic pain” to the state’s list of qualified conditions. On Thursday, the state Department of Health announced that physicians would soon have the freedom to recommend cannabis medicine to those patients living with this common condition. It is a move that […]

  • Marijuana seminar educates caregivers, patients

    Both state and local legislation is ever-changing in the medical marijuana industry. A seminar was held yesterday focused on educating caregivers, patients, and dispensary owners. FOX 47’s Scott Wolchek spoke with those attending to find out how this education will affect them and those in need of medical marijuana

  • Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer’s?

    Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the study reveals that individuals with a marijuana use disorder showed reduced blood flow in nearly all areas of the brain, compared with healthy controls. What is more, the research team – including co-author Dr. Elisabeth Jorandby of Amen Clinics Inc. in California – found that the hippocampus […]

  • Can Cannabis Treat Epileptic Seizures?

    Charlotte Figi, an eight-year-old girl from Colorado with Dravet syndrome, a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy, came into the public eye in 2013 when news broke that medical marijuana was able to do what other drugs could not: dramatically reduce her seizures. Now, new scientific research provides evidence that cannabis may be an effective […]

  • CANNABIS HELPING PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON DISEASE TREMORS

    A UK man suffering from early onset Parkinson’s shows the positive effects and results from using medical cannabis. 55 Year old Ian Frizell, was diagnosed wth the disease in 2011, but has suffered from symptoms since 1995. The diseases has progressively gotten worse. He posted this video as a way to bring awareness to medical marijuana as his […]