Currently viewing the tag: "medical use of marijuana"

SARA BRITTANY SOMERSET  February 14, 2018 Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans Affairs doctors could not legally prescribe: cannabis.

“Once I did use cannabis, immediately I felt the relief,” […]

Continue Reading

BRUCE BARCOTT, deputy director of Leafly
July 27, 2017

The Senate Appropriations approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana patients this morning, delivering a setback to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In May, Sessions delivered a letter to Congress specifically requesting that leaders reject that budget amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.

The amendment, led by Sen. Patrick […]

Continue Reading

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30 am
Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — Claiming the state is hoarding funds, two medical marijuana users want a judge to reduce the annual charge for the legally required registration cards.
In legal papers filed here, the attorney for Yolanda Daniels and Lisa Becker points out […]

Continue Reading

A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

“It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Continue Reading

February 4, 2015 (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Will Dunham)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. […]

Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana for Kids?

On February 28, 2014 By

Cannabis has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.

From the article by Aimee Swartz, The Scientist Magazine | July 17, 2013

Lauren Scott has been fighting undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, for more than 3 years. […]

Continue Reading

Continue Reading

The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking at an event hosted by former Mexican presidentVicente Fox, said that “the exception” for smoking marijuana would be if it has pharmaceutical virtues.

“But otherwise if it’s […]

Continue Reading

A new study shows Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol is protective through PPARγ dependent mitochondrial biogenesis in a cell culture model of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

Continue Reading

By MEGGIE KESSLER, dailywildcat.com, September 19, 2013

Despite a law legalizing medical marijuana research in state universities on Friday, researchers say they doubt they’ll be able to conduct studies anytime soon.

Because the National Institute on Drug Abuse is the only agency federally approved to grow marijuana and sell it for research purposes, according to […]

Continue Reading