Minnesota Parents Go After Dayton For His Stance On Medical Marijuana

A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put special needs ahead of special interests.”

MINNESOTA:  Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill that would allow them to use marijuana to ease children’s seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put special needs ahead of special interests.” “Minnesotans with debilitating medical conditions and their families should not Read the full article…

Conservative Committee Opens Door To Medical Marijuana For Florida

The 11-1 vote by the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, was a historic moment for the conservatives in the GOP-dominated House. It was the first time in modern history that the Florida Legislature voted to approve any marijuana-related product.

FLORIDA:  One conservative Republican who has suffered from brain cancer talked about the deceit of the federal government in hiding the health benefits of marijuana for his cancer. Another legislator reluctantly met with a South Florida family, only to be persuaded to support legalizing the drug. Then there was Rep. Charles Van Zant, the surly 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…

Utah Lawmakers Send Cannabis-Oil Bill To The House

Committee, swayed by desire to help children suffering seizures, ignores the absence of FDA approval.

UTAH:  A bill that would give Utah children with epilepsy access to a non-intoxicating, seizure-stopping cannabis oil cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday. The House Law Enforcement Committee voted 8-2 to send a substitute version of HB105 to the House floor, despite lawmakers’ concerns that the oil hasn’t been tested by the Food and Drug Administration to Read the full article…

Bill Would OK Use Of Cannabis Supplements In Utah

Hemp fiber has traditionally been used in rope and textiles. Today hemp oil and seeds are found in beauty and food products such as those pictured here and purchased from Utah retailers.

UTAH: Makers of “hemp supplements” would be free to ship to Utah buyers their extracts, oils and pills — at least, the kind that can’t get people high — under soon-to-be-released legislation. Hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin used to make rope, lotions, textiles and food products, is already freely available (with no restrictions or age limits) at Read the full article…

Bill Would OK Use Of Cannabis Supplements In Utah

Hemp fiber has traditionally been used in rope and textiles. Today hemp oil and seeds are found in beauty and food products such as those pictured here and purchased from Utah retailers.

UTAH: Makers of “hemp supplements” would be free to ship to Utah buyers their extracts, oils and pills — at least, the kind that can’t get people high — under soon-to-be-released legislation. Hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin used to make rope, lotions, textiles and food products, is already freely available (with no restrictions or age limits) at Read the full article…