January 24, 2017 medical marijuana mississippi

Will Mississippi be the next southern state to legalize medical marijuana?

Is Mississippi the next state in the south to turn green? State Representative Joel Bomgar (R-Madison) sure hopes so, as he recently introduced House Bill 179, titled the “Mississippi Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Act”. HB 179 aims to provide some of Mississippi’s sickest patients with high quality cannabis oil and edibles, and it addresses most […]

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September 29, 2016 medical marijuana alzheimers

THC’s Ability to Remove Alzheimer’s Plaque From Brain Cells May Lead to New Treatment Options

A study released by the Salk Institute this summer is confirming what more and more patients and caregivers have learned on their own — that marijuana and cannabis oil can be an effective medicine for battling the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers took human neurons that were grown in a lab […]

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July 2, 2016 indoor cannabis grow

Scientists Say US Government Continues to Limit Cannabis Research

In a recent paper published in Science, researchers at the University of New Mexico complained that it continues to be extremely difficult to conduct any meaningful research due to the tight grip by the federal government and their continued prosecution of the war on cannabis. “Millions of patients have been granted the authorization to use […]

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May 19, 2016

The Top 5 Marijuana Strains for Beginners

Not only does marijuana have a different effect on everybody, but there are distinct varieties of the plant with diverse characteristics. Experienced ganja-connoisseurs usually have a preference for specific strains after this acquired taste is fully developed. If you’re still getting acquainted with the world of cannabis or just looking for a new kind of high, […]

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May 11, 2016 medical marijuana louisiana

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by House, Returns to Senate for Concurrence

The Louisiana House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday (62-31) that would make the state the 25th in the nation — and the first in the South — to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The measure has already been approved by the Senate, but will return for a concurrence vote before being sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has indicated he would sign it.

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April 26, 2016

Louisiana Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana Bill TOMORROW (Wed.) at 9 a.m. CT

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing […]

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April 23, 2016 medical marijuana study PTSD

DEA Approves First-Ever Trial of Medical Marijuana for PTSD

In an amazing step for the advancement of public health, the Drug Enforcement Agency approved a study of cannabis as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD, once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious […]

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April 24, 2015

The Internet Has Created a New Generation of Medical Marijuana Patient-Growers

On October 11, 2013, 46 year-old Angela Kirking was awakened by DEA agents raiding her Illinois home looking for marijuana. The reason Kirking landed on the DEA’s radar? Because three weeks earlier she purchased a bottle of organic fertilizer at a local hydroponics store. Kirking wasn’t the only victim of overzealous surveillance by the Drug Enforcement […]

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April 11, 2015

6 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

We get a lot of questions from patients, activists and others that are confused by the glut of half-researched local news stories about medical marijuana. Because of this hodgepodge of information, which is more often than not centered around a catchy headline rather than patient education, we thought we would highlight the questions we most […]

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April 4, 2015

Study: CBD Shown to Enhance the Healing of Fractured Bones

Scientists have known for some time that cannabinoids can stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone loss, and researchers in Israel may now be paving the way for future cannabinoid drugs aimed at treating osteoporosis and other degenerative skeletal conditions. Investigators at the Hebrew University Bone Laboratory assessed the ability of CBD administration to promote healing in […]

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March 15, 2015 marijuana coconut oil

Getting the most out of your medical marijuana with coconut oil

For thousands and thousands of years the human race has used the cannabis plant to treat everything from menstrual cramps to leprosy. In 2900 BC the Chinese emperor Fu Hsi said the plant possessed “both yin and yang”. Ancient Egyptians used marijuana to treat glaucoma and inflammation. In Greece they used it for ear aches and swelling. Early […]

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January 21, 2015

When cannabis is the only thing that helps—but you can’t have it

Rod, a 41 year-old husband and father of three, is like many Americans who face uncertain futures with epilepsy. The doctor doesn’t have any medication he can prescribe for Rod and the only medicine that DOES help, cannabis, is illegal where he lives. When he does have access to medicine, cannabis oil is simply too […]

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January 15, 2015 suicide medical marijuana

Suicide Rates Fall in States That Have Legalized Marijuana

The relationship between marijuana and mental health has received a great deal of attention from both proponents as well as opponents of medical marijuana legalization. But a joint study released this week by researchers at the University of Colorado, Montana State University and San Diego State University entitled Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicides by Gender and Age seems to show a […]

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January 8, 2015

44 medical studies that demonstrate cannabis can treat cancer

When Richard Nixon declared war on drugs in the early 1970’s one of the not-so-obvious results of this mammoth policy shift was that scientific researchers were set back decades in discovering new cannabinoid-based treatments for serious medical conditions. In just a few decades the U.S. government was able to wipe thousands of years of anecdotal […]

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