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In Illinois, Medical Marijuana Industry Is Growing Steadfast

In Illinois, Medical Marijuana Industry Is Growing Steadfast

Scott is a lawyer with a degree in molecular biophysics who, with his partners, saw this initially as a business opportunity, but have become fully invested in the medical need. They’re also heavily invested financially to the tune of roughly $10 million. It’s a gamble, especially when the number of patients signed up thus far is but a fraction of […]

August 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Medical Pot Industry Growing Bigger In Illinois

Medical Pot Industry Growing Bigger In Illinois

“Everybody likes things that move fast, but this is a brand new industry. There’s a number of people, a number of groups that all need to converge to get it up and running, and we’re growing into it right now,” Teddy Scott, Pharmacannis CEO, said. Scott is a lawyer with a degree in molecular biophysics who, with his partners, saw […]

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
According To Science, This Is What Medical Pot Is All About

According To Science, This Is What Medical Pot Is All About

        In all, Whiting and her colleagues analyzed 79 randomized trials, the gold standard in medical research in which volunteers are randomly assigned to take a cannabis-related product or a placebo. The studies evaluated marijuana’s ability to relieve a range of symptoms including nausea from chemotherapy, loss of appetite among HIV positive patients, multiple sclerosis spasms, depression, […]

June 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Medical Marijuana Bill Billed As “Catch-22”

Medical Marijuana Bill Billed As “Catch-22”

“So, depending on the condition, it might make them more comfortable which improves their quality of life, which is huge, or it might actually treat the underlying condition,” said Memorial Health’s Dr. Eric Pearlman. This week, the Georgia Department of Public Health opened the online registry where doctors can apply for patients to legally carry the drug that can be […]

June 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Supporters Of Medical Marijuana Rally In Front Of Pa. Capitol

Supporters Of Medical Marijuana Rally In Front Of Pa. Capitol

SB 3 would enable doctors to prescribe marijuana or marijuana-derived medications to people afflicted with a wide range of illnesses, including seizures, cancer, multiple sclerosis and post traumatic stress syndrome. The Tioga County Republican has said he doesn’t plan to hold a vote on SB 3, which recently passed the senate 40-7, and which now sits in Baker’s committee. Baker […]

June 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Doctors In Minnesota Shy Away On New Medical Marijuana Program

Doctors In Minnesota Shy Away On New Medical Marijuana Program

          Minnesota Medical Association‘s Dr. Dave Thorson says many doctors and hospital systems in Minnesota are unsure about medical marijuana’s effects and nervous about violating federal law. He says some facilities may wait to gauge the program’s rollout before giving their patients the approval. St. Paul resident Sarah Wellington says her Minnesota neurologist was on board […]

June 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Why Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized: The Facts

Why Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized: The Facts

Marijuana should be legalized.  If not, people will get marijuana on the streets and marijuana obtained on the streets is of unknown quality, the dosage is not standard, and it definitely is risky and not safe. Also, few studies evaluate the patients’ claims, while thousands of Canadians continue to seek relief from different symptoms, from pain and inflammation, from epilepsy to multiple sclerosis, […]

May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Supporters Of Medical Marijuana March Towards Statehouse

Supporters Of Medical Marijuana March Towards Statehouse

The legislation would make medical marijuana available to people with certain chronic diseases, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Those approved by a doctor could purchase marijuana products produced in Iowa and sold at state-licensed dispensaries. Last year, the Legislature approved a law allowing some residents with epilepsy to use oil with an ingredient derived from marijuana for treatment. […]

April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Big Apple Has Strict Medical Pot Rules And Will Hold On To Them

Big Apple Has Strict Medical Pot Rules And Will Hold On To Them

Commenters asked the state allow more organizations to grow and dispense marijuana. Under the regulations, the state will issue licenses to five organizations that will grow and dispense marijuana. The state said additional organizations may be added in the future as needed. Commenters also asked the state to expand the list of conditions that can be treated with marijuana. The […]

April 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Additional Illnesses Added To Permit To Use Medical Marijuana

Additional Illnesses Added To Permit To Use Medical Marijuana

A Cedar Falls mother whose 3-year-old son has intractable epilepsy said she’s lost a part of her son to the multiple medications he’s taking. “This is more than just make it so that he doesn’t have seizures anymore. It want him back. I want him to thrive and live and enjoy us and if a plant can do that then […]

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article