Category Archives: medical cannabis

How Texans Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

CANNABIS CULTURE – Despite barriers to advancing medical legislation in Texas, there are over 30 organizations dedicated to justice surrounding cannabis laws and regulations.  One is an advocacy group based in the Dallas area, called Safe Access Texas. The chapter’s Director, Nico Murillo indicates the struggle is “not just about cannabis. It’s about people that […]

Olivia Newton-John Puts Her Wellness Retreat On The Market

The ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’ Singer Is Offloading Her Famed Byron Bay Wellness Retreat, Describing Her Decision To Sell The Award-Winning Resort ‘Bittersweet.’ Months after her Gaia venue swept the World Luxury Hotel Awards, the “Xanadu” singer announced in a statement that she’s ready to “pass the baton” to new owners. “Having won so […]

Desperate Mum Says She’ll Break Law To Get Epileptic Alfie, 9, Medicinal Cannabis

Hannah Deacon says it is ‘disgraceful’ that the supply of drugs helping severely epileptic Alfie will be stopped in three months – the family, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, are considering all options. The mother of a severely epileptic boy has vowed to break the law if ministers cannot get her son the medicinal cannabis he needs. […]

Medical Cannabis Ambulance Hits The Road In Maine

Joseph Sorbello is a physician assistant who helps local residents in Maine access the state’s medical marijuana program. His “mobile certification unit,” a revamped ambulance that makes house calls to help enroll people in the state’s medical cannabis program, has been making the rounds for a few years, but caught the attention of Reddit earlier […]

CBD, Cannabis And Hemp: What Is The Difference Among These Products?

Massachusetts is one of 15 states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. While 67% of U.S. adults support marijuana legalization, public knowledge about cannabis is low. A third of Americans think hemp and marijuana are the same thing, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many people still search Google to find out whether […]

Cannabis Regulatory Update: Hawaii, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina

Hawaii House Approves Proposal For Cannabis Exemption From DEA Hawaii lawmakers approved Wednesday a proposal that seeks an exemption from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, asking that the state is allowed to manage its medical cannabis program without federal involvement, reported Marijuana Moment. Independently, the state Senate voted for two resolutions that ask state officials […]

I Got High For Science: Inside A Human Trial With Cannabis Processor Nextleaf

When Canada legalized marijuana, the Cannabis Act made it clear: in order for a company to test their products on humans at the development stage—that is, have subjects sample them before releasing them to consumers—it must be granted an additional class of license. Only with a research license, a document that requires a separate (and […]

Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later

“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.” In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first scientist to isolate and eventually synthesize the active psychoactive ingredients in the […]

Using Cannabis To Treat Endometriosis

“The future of access for women, the future of medical cannabis, I think, lies in ensuring that we have a voice and we share our experiences.” Ashleigh Brown found little relief from epilepsy in traditional medicine. In the summer of 2016, Brown was going on seven years of experiencing up to 180 seizures a month […]

Cannabis Finds A Place In Grandmother’s Cupboard

Former Greater Victoria doctor says studies show benefits of cannabis on aging population If you don’t believe cannabis improves memory functions in older folks, you may be amazed by the mice in the maze. “There’s a great study out of Germany that shows cannabis helps prevent memory loss in the older generation,” said Dr. Dave […]