Ohio Attorney General Rejects Proposed Amendment to Legalize Marijuana

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine turned down petitioners for the End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012, citing four reasons that the submitted summary was not “fair and truthful” as required by state law.

OHIO: A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio was rejected yesterday by Attorney General Mike DeWine.

Canine Cannabis: Vet Says it's High Time for Sick Pets to Have Medical Marijuana

A growing number of vets believe old or ailing pets who take cannabis usually experience an immediate boost in appetite and relief from pain. They maintain medical marijuana lets these pets get around, relieve themselves without help, sleep better and enjoy their families until age or disease catches up.

CALIFORNIA: Until she introduced “magic cheese” to her sick and aging bulldog, Laura Bugni-Daniel watched him suffer for two years. He’d spend his days lying down or throwing up. Today, at age 12, he plays like a puppy through the day, his fur is soft and he sleeps at night, soothed not by magic, but Read the full article…

Patients Who Need Medical Marijuana in Wyoming Have Tough Choice

In Wyoming, police made 2,254 arrests and spent about $9.15 million enforcing marijuana laws in 2010. Ninety-three percent of the arrests were for possession, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming.

WYOMING:  Five years ago, a 60-year-old Casper resident, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of prosecution, experienced spontaneous retinal detachment in both eyes. He had 25 corrective surgeries, and as a secondary result, developed glaucoma. Then he lost all vision in his right eye. A specialist prescribed Diamox, a diuretic that is typically used Read the full article…

The Marijuana Industry's Latest 'It Product': 'Dabs'

The July 2013 cover of High Times featured dabs, a concentrated form of marijuana

CALIFORNIA: It’s become a daily occurrence. Customers visit Hugs Alternative Care, a medical-marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, Calif., and ask for “dabs.” They are referring to butane hash oil, an especially potent form of marijuana, also known as “honey,” “honey oil,” “wax” or “earwax” because of its sticky, amber-colored appearance.

Marijuana stops child's severe seizures

Charlotte Figi had her first seizure when she was 3 months old. Over the next few months, the girl, affectionately called Charlie, had frequent seizures lasting two to four hours, and she was hospitalized repeatedly.

COLORADO:  She was 5 when the Figis learned there was nothing more the hospital could do. That’s when Paige decided to try medical marijuana. But finding two doctors to sign off on a medical marijuana card for Charlotte was no easy feat. She was the youngest patient in the state ever to apply. Scientists don’t Read the full article…

Marijuana stops child's severe seizures

Charlotte Figi had her first seizure when she was 3 months old. Over the next few months, the girl, affectionately called Charlie, had frequent seizures lasting two to four hours, and she was hospitalized repeatedly.

COLORADO:  She was 5 when the Figis learned there was nothing more the hospital could do. That’s when Paige decided to try medical marijuana. But finding two doctors to sign off on a medical marijuana card for Charlotte was no easy feat. She was the youngest patient in the state ever to apply. Scientists don’t Read the full article…

Michigan medical marijuana panel to consider adding PTSD, autism, asthma, insomnia to law

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MICHIGAN:  A reconstituted state panel on Tuesday is expected to consider petitions seeking to add autism, asthma, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder to a list of debilitating conditions suitable for treatment under Michigan’s medical marijuana law.