Top U.S. doctor says medical marijuana may help some conditions

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. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy … [Read more...]

Politicians’ Prescriptions for Marijuana Defy Doctors and Data

New York moved last week to join 22 states in legalizing medical marijuana for patients with a diverse array of debilitating ailments, encompassing epilepsy and cancer, Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s. Yet there is no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the … [Read more...]

How Marijuana Fights Chronic Stress-Related Diseases

Stoners have known for many years that smoking marijuana is an immediate stress reliever, but a new study suggests that specific cannabinoids may offer benefits in treating a variety of diseases brought on by chronic stress. It is widely known that ongoing stress can create inflammation in the … [Read more...]

Epilepsy Foundation Demands Increased Marijuana Access

Recently, the National Epilepsy Foundation issued a statement demanding federal and state governments to stop interfering with life-saving medical marijuana research and start providing patients with more access. “The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and families living with … [Read more...]

Evidence suggests legalized pot leads to reduced traffic fatalities

Pot in the driver's seat. COURTESY PHOTO   By Larry Gabriel PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Marijuana seems to be in a bit of a traffic jam lately. One area that folks who oppose marijuana use have focused on is drugged driving. As they lose more ground to … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana may be an alternative option for controlling pain

HOUGHTON - For patients with chronic conditions, ongoing disease management is an important part of maintaining health and controlling negative side effects of a disease. Disease management can include diet, exercise, medication and, for some patients, medical marijuana. "It has a lot of … [Read more...]

Marijuana Research Funding Cut as Support for Drug Grows

As more states embrace legalized marijuana, the drug’s growing medicinal use has highlighted a disturbing fact for doctors: scant research exists to support marijuana’s health benefits. Smoked, eaten or brewed as a tea, marijuana has been used as a medication for centuries, including in the … [Read more...]

Marijuana Research Funding Cut as Support for Drug Grows

As more states embrace legalized marijuana, the drug’s growing medicinal use has highlighted a disturbing fact for doctors: scant research exists to support marijuana’s health benefits. Smoked, eaten or brewed as a tea, marijuana has been used as a medication for centuries, including in the … [Read more...]

Case dismissed against marijuana grower

BAD AXE — More than three years after his Bad Axe rental house was raided, charges against 47-year-old Livonia resident Jeffrey David Ellis were dismissed Friday. Judge M. Richard Knoblock made the decision after determining that Ellis was in compliance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, … [Read more...]

The Walsh Bills Are Law In Michigan — Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

By Tim Beck, The Compassion Chronicles On April 1, 2013, the first legislative changes to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) will take effect. Commonly know as the “Walsh Bills,” because they were created under the supervision of Rep. John Walsh (R-Livonia) chairman of the powerful … [Read more...]

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