If You Needed Convincing That Marijuana Can Be Good For You, Meet This Young Boy

According to the Oregon Health Authority, 195 of the 69,004 participants in its medical marijuana program are under the age of 18, with some as young as 4.

OREGON:  It’s been a good month for marijuana legalization in America. Earlier this month, voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia approved the use of recreational pot, while Colorado and Washington have already successfully demonstrated the economic benefits of legal weed. But if you want to see how laxer marijuana regulations benefit people at the individual level, look no further Read the full article…

Cuomo Wants Health Department To Speed Up Medical Marijuana Availability For Children With Epilepsy

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NEW YORK:  Gov. Cuomo wants to make medical marijuana available soon to children with epilepsy — but he’s not acting quickly enough for the anguished mom of a 9-year-old girl who died this month. Cuomo, in a letter Wednesday, asked the state Health Department to study making the drug available to epileptic children sooner than Read the full article…

Coming Soon To Utah Liquor Stores: Cannabis Oils?

Utah state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts for children with epilepsy is considering ways to potentially make them available at state liquor stores.

UTAH:  A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, says the problem parents face now is that Read the full article…

Kids Using Marijuana

More than fifty of Oregon’s registered medical marijuana patients are under the age of 14.

OREGON:  More than fifty of Oregon’s registered medical marijuana patients are under the age of 14.  These children typically use one or more components, called cannabinoids, extracted from cannabis, to control cancer (and arguably send it into remission,) or to address OCD and pediatric epilepsy or to abate symptoms like chronic pain. These results are Read the full article…

Epilepsy Foundation: Medical Marijuana Must Be A Treatment Option

“The Epilepsy Foundation believes that the end of seizures should not be determined by one’s zip code,” CEO Philip Cattone and board chairman Warren Lammert said Thursday in a statement.

WASHINGTON:  The Epilepsy Foundation has strongly endorsed medical marijuana as a treatment option for the seizures that strike 2.3 million Americans, and has called on the federal government to change how it classifies pot. “The Epilepsy Foundation believes that the end of seizures should not be determined by one’s zip code,” CEO Philip Cattone and Read the full article…

N.J. Family Gets $10,000 Gift To Move To Colorado For Medical Marijuana

Vivian, 2 years old, has from Dravet syndrome, a potentially deadly form of epilepsy that traditional medicine has been able to control. They also have a daughter, Adele, who is 4.

NEW JERSEY:  The Scotch Plains family whose fight to get medical marijuana for their toddler has drawn national attention, received a $10,000 donation on Christmas to help them relocate to Colorado. The donation to the Wilson Family of $5,000 each came from MagicalButter.com, a Washington state company that manufactures cannabis-infused edible products and the machine that extracts the plant’s active ingredients, Read the full article…

GOP Rep. Walter Jones Pushes For Marijuana In Some Cases

The Republican congressman, whose 3rd District covers parts of Pender and New Hanover counties, said these parents have "exhausted all other available options to provide relief for their kids."

NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. Rep. Walter Jones has taken up the case of a number of desperate North Carolina parents who are hoping state lawmakers will legalize medicinal marijuana for children with uncontrollable seizures. In a statement, Jones said that several North Carolina parents of children with life-threatening illnesses have come to him with a “compelling argument 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…

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…