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  • The Effect of Medicinal Cannabis on Pain and Quality of Life Outcomes in Chronic Pain

    03/11/2016 9:43:58 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 35 replies
    National Institutes of Health ^ | 2016 Feb 17 | Haroutounian S, Ratz Y, Ginosar Y, Furmanov K, Saifi F, Meidan R, Davidson E.
    Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective this prospective, open-label study was to determine the long-term effect of medicinal cannabis treatment on pain and functional outcomes in subjects with treatment-resistant chronic pain. METHODS: The primary outcome was change in pain symptom score on the S-TOPS (Treatment Outcomes in Pain Survey - Short Form) questionnaire at 6 months follow-up in intent-to-treat (ITT) population. The secondary outcomes included change in S-TOPS physical, social and emotional disability scales, pain severity and pain interference on brief pain inventory (BPI), sleep problems, and change in opioid consumption. RESULTS: 274 subjects were approved for treatment; complete baseline data were...
  • 2nd Grader's 'Special Medicine' Story Leads to Pot Bust

    02/25/2016 2:13:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Feb 25, 2016
    An 8-year-old boy said he helped his mother's boyfriend grow "special medicine that can cure anything at all," The Times-Argus reportsA second-grader's story about helping a farmer grow "special medicine" plants led to the bust of an indoor marijuana growing operation in Vermont, authorities said. According to an affidavit, an 8-year-old boy told school officials and Windsor police detective Jennifer Frank that he helped his mother's boyfriend, 54-year-old Steven Mann, grow "special medicine that can cure anything at all," The Times-Argus reports. Police said they found 50 marijuana plants worth $75,000, along with two "grow rooms" next to the...
  • US veteran's children taken away over his use of medical marijuana

    02/16/2016 6:33:41 AM PST · by Wolfie · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb. 1, 2016
    US veteran's children taken away over his use of medical marijuana When Raymond Schwab talks about his case, his voice teeters between anger and sadness. "People who don't understand the medical value of cannabis are tearing my family apart," says the Kansas father and US veteran, who has a prescription for marijuana in neighboring Colorado, where it is legal. Nine months ago, Schwab tried to move to Colorado to grow medical marijuana for fellow veterans. While he and his wife were there preparing for the move, the state of Kansas took five of their children, ages 5 to 16, into...
  • Watch: Trump Says 'Yes' To Medical Marijuana, 'No' To Deporting Justin Bieber

    02/10/2016 5:29:44 PM PST · by JediJones · 55 replies
    Civilized ^ | 11/24/2015 | Julia Wright
    Donald Trump's position on cannabis appears to have flip-flopped wildly over the years. (No comb-over jokes - promise.) "Legalized marijuana is always a very difficult question - for medicinal purposes and medical purposes, it's fine," says Trump in the video. Earlier this year, Trump told FOX's Sean Hannity he supports medical users "100 percent," but added that overall, marijuana legalization has been "a bad thing for Colorado." He added the Evergreen state is now facing some "big, big problems." But back in 1990, Trump told the Sarasota Herald America's drug policy was "a joke," and legalizing all drugs was the...
  • Veterans testify on Kansas medical marijuana bill

    01/22/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | January 21, 2016
    Topeka - Navy veteran Raymond Schwab started treating symptoms from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a slew of prescription medications that he said nearly ruined his life. But he found relief in cannabis therapy that helped him to get a degree and be a more effective parent, Schwab told a panel of Kansas senators on a second day of hearings. The Kansas Senate's Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard Schwab - who was deployed during the Bosnian War in the 1990s - and other opponents testify about a bill that would soften criminal penalties for marijuana possession, allow for hemp oil...
  • Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Joke. Debating the DEA Head Is

    11/11/2015 11:22:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 254 replies
    News Ledge ^ | November 11, 2015 | Marcus Chavers
    Another day, another controversy. Medical marijuana activists are rightly upset over comments DEA head, Chuck Rosenberg, made to reporters last week.During a Q&A, he talked about his stance on medical marijuana. "What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal because it's not. We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don't call it medicine -- that is a joke." Right, so you want to have an intellectual debate prefaced with medical marijuana is a joke. Want to clarify that bit a more? "There are pieces...
  • Santa Rosa Cannabis Providers Donate $20,000 Worth of Medical Marjuana to Valley Fire Victims

    09/29/2015 11:41:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Sep 28, 2015 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Two Santa Rosa cannabis providers are coming to the rescue of Valley Fire victims. Care by Design and AbsoluteXtracts have teamed up to donate $20,000 worth of medical marijuana products to Lake County residents who have prescriptions but lost access to their medicine because of the fire, the Press Democrat reported. The companies issued a joint statement, saying: "This disaster happened in our own backyard. As a company that prides itself on putting patient needs first, we felt there was no better time to reach out and help our neighbors in their time of need." Through Oct. 7, each victim...
  • STUDY: SCANT EVIDENCE THAT MEDICAL POT HELPS MANY ILLNESSES

    06/23/2015 10:26:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    AP ^ | June 23, 2015 | Lindsey Tanner
    Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors recommend more research.
  • Study: Scant Evidence That Medical Pot Helps Many Illnesses

    06/23/2015 10:19:23 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 6/23/15 | By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors recommend more research.
  • Medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia

    04/16/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 22 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia, though tremendous hurdles remain for patients who want to get the drug. House Bill 1, which took effect immediately, makes it legal for people who suffer from cancer, sickle cell disease and other illnesses to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil if a physician signs off. The state estimates hundreds of thousands of residents could be eligible for the drug, and at least 17 Georgia families have had to temporarily move to places like Colorado where the cannabis oil is legal. The biggest obstacle for those...
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution

    04/16/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-16-2015 | Sanjay Gupta
    As I sat across from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), I knew something extraordinary was happening. They were reciting the story of Charlotte Figi and countless other children. They were quoting back the data we had shared from our earlier investigations. They were extolling the potential virtues of the plant, and all of that was before the interview even started. There was an impatience about them, and they seemed in a hurry to make a large dent in marijuana reform. They want marijuana to be rescheduled. They want it now. They want doctors to be...
  • Democrats Think Medical Marijuana Will Get "Liberal Thinking Voters" To the Polls

    09/28/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    A ballot issue in Florida this November will be "Amendment 2", a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Crist and his liberal ally, attorney John Morgan, are proponents of the ballot measure, while current GOP governor Rick Scott is against it. WFTV9 reports: Crist has changed parties and changed stances on gay marriage, abortion and medical marijuana. He said he will vote yes on Amendment 2. “I do support it,” Crist said. “Rick Scott opposes it; I don't know what else to tell you.” Critics think medical marijuana was pushed onto the ballot by Attorney John Morgan...
  • John Morgan’s potty mouth (Florida)

    09/05/2014 10:07:03 AM PDT · by shortstop · 11 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 09/05/14 | Tribune Staff
    Attorney John Morgan’s exuberantly profane comments to Amendment 2 supporters in a Lakeland bar puts a lie to the claim that the measure is aimed solely at legalizing medical marijuana. Morgan showed up at Lakeland’s Boots ’n’ Buckles Saloon after a debate with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd about Amendment 2 last week. He continually used four-letter words to rouse the frantic pro-amendment crowd. And although he does say he is speaking on behalf of medical marijuana, Morgan, holding a drink, also jokes, “I didn’t smoke a piece of grass all the way here. But I’ll tell you this, once...
  • Medical marijuana initiative could liven up Florida governor race

    06/27/2014 11:47:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 27 June 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    Insert your favorite marijuana-related pun here: The Florida governor's race is blazing right along, the candidates are burning up the trail, the contest is really getting in the weeds, etc. However you put it, a ballot initiative on medical marijuana could have a major effect on the re-election campaign of Republican Gov. Rick Scott. A businessman who made millions in the health care industry, Scott faces Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor now running as a Democrat after a failed Senate bid. The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, would legalize medical marijuana for patients...
  • Why the Cory Booker/Rand Paul Medical Marijuana Amendment Is Right

    06/23/2014 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    On Friday, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) offered a medical marijuana amendment on the floor of the Senate. The bill is a massive win for states’ rights, as it outlaws the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency from undermining state marijuana laws and prohibits the DEA from interfering with the production of hemp in states where it is legal. There is simply no reason the federal government should be trampling over state laws to perform armed SWAT-team raids on state-legal medical marijuana dispensaries. Destroying property and hauling entrepreneurs off to jail is not the proper...
  • Cramer giddy about overseas marijuana stock (video)

    06/20/2014 10:49:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    cnbc ^ | 6-20-2014 | Lee Brodie
    Forget the lighthearted puns about a new kind of Street high, Jim Cramer believes there's serious opportunity in a marijuana stock. It's GW Pharmaeuticals. Cramer is a fan of this company, in particular, because it isn't simply a bet on more states approving medical marijuana as a treatment for patients fighting cancer. Instead, this U.K.-based company is at the forefront of developing new drugs from compounds found in cannabis, or marijuana plants. And if any company has a strong pipeline of cannabis derived drugs, it's GW Pharma. "First, they've already gotten approval for their lead drug, Sativex, a mouth spray...
  • Florida governor signs law allowing limited medical marijuana use

    06/16/2014 1:36:45 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 16 2014 | Letitia Stein
    (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases. State lawmakers passed the measure this spring with bipartisan support after impassioned appeals from parents seeking access to the form of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web," named for a Colorado girl whose epileptic seizures have shown some response to the drug. “As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer," Scott, a Republican, said in a statement. "I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the...
  • Illinois House votes to legalize medical marijuana

    04/18/2013 11:24:45 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribue ^ | April 17, 2013 | Joanne von Alroth
    The Illinois House of Representatives voted narrowly on Wednesday to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, bringing the state a step closer to becoming the 21st in the United States to allow some form of pot use to treat illness. [...]
  • New York Considers Medical Marijuana, As Business Journalists Find A Niche

    03/28/2013 8:37:23 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 3 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Mar 27, 2013 | Matthew Mientka
    As the New York Legislature considers a bill to allow medical marijuana, a couple of Rhode Island business journalists are reaping the profits. Anne Holland and Ron Perry founded Medical Marijuana Business Daily two years ago in Providence to cover the emerging industry of legitimate marijuana sales, as total black market business continues to represent the single largest cash crop in America at more than $35 billion. The trade in illegal marijuana - mostly for recreational use - trumps the second-largest cash crop, corn, at a mere $23.2 billion, of which $4.5 billion worth is exported from America's breadbasket to...
  • House panel says OK to medical marijuana

    03/08/2013 10:53:17 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 5 replies
    Daily Herald [IL] ^ | 3/7/2013 | Mike Riopell
    SPRINGFIELD — A panel of state lawmakers Wednesday approved legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Illinois. Supporters of the plan say it would be the most tightly regulated marijuana law in the country, restricting who can use the drug to people suffering from specific diseases and limiting the total number of marijuana dispensaries statewide to 60. "This is clearly model legislation for the country if we pass it," said state Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat sponsoring the plan. An Illinois House committee approved it by an 11-4 vote this morning, sending the legislation to the full House. "Why would...