Medical Marijuana Cut Daughter’s Seizures 95%

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol.

COLORADO:  Lawmakers in other parts of the country are watching Colorado to see the impact of its medical marijuana laws. In the next legislative session in Georgia, lawmakers will take another look at a medical marijuana bill. One of the major voices in that conversation comes from a 4-year-old who has just uttered her first Read the full article…

Would Rick Scott Sign A Medical Marijuana Bill?

While Republican and Democratic lawmakers are rushing to advance bills legalizing some forms of marijuana for medicinal use, the governor has refused to say whether he would sign a bill – even one favored by GOP lawmakers which would only legalize a non-euphoric version nicknamed “Charlotte’s Web.”

FLORIDA:  Florida’s sudden rush to legalize marijuana for the sick or dying is heading toward a potentially important speed bump: Gov. Rick Scott. While Republican and Democratic lawmakers are rushing to advance bills legalizing some forms of marijuana for medicinal use, the governor has refused to say whether he would sign a bill – even one favored Read the full article…

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

Republican Sen. Paul Sanford says his bill could win or lose by a single vote.

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp. But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater. Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product Read the full article…

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

The New York State Department of Health released the final regulations for New York’s medical marijuana program.

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp. But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater. Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Gaining Support In Georgia

Meagan Patrick plays with her daughter, Addelyn, at their Acton home earlier this month. The baby has severe epilepsy, and the family is taking steps to try treating her seizures with a strain of medicinal marijuana not readily available in Maine.

GEORGIA: For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day. “They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most Read the full article…

Florida Lawmaker Agrees To Work To Legalize Medical Marijuana High In Cannabidiol

The families pleaded with lawmakers to legalize strains of marijuana such as "Charlotte's Web" saying it is their last, best hope of relieving the uncontrollable seizures in their medically fragile children.

FLORIDA:  Hope came Thursday for families whose children suffer from epileptic seizures, as the chairman of a key legislative committee agreed to file a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana that has a high content of the chemical compound cannabidiol. “Our work is only beginning,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, after the House Read the full article…

NY Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Up

“New York won’t allow us to try a medication that is working for many other people,” Carly said. “Please give us the opportunity to try this drug in the comfort of our own state, in our own home, with our families.”

NEW YORK:  Standing patiently in the chamber of the Nassau County Legislature, Jeff Decker had his hands full as his 7-month-old daughter Mabel squirmed in his arms. His wife Carly Tangney Decker and his mother-in-law Cindy Tangney were testifying at a public hearing held a week before Christmas on a bill to authorize the medical Read the full article…

Number Of Children On Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Surges In Colorado

Families with children in need of medical marijuana have made headlines all year for uprooting their families from other states and coming to Colorado to take advantage of the expansive medical marijuana laws.

COLORADO: After nearly doubling earlier in the year, the number of minors on Colorado’s medical marijuana patient registry surged again in September, with the addition of 30 more patients bringing the total number of children registered to 90. That’s according to the most recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which oversees the state’s Read the full article…

'Face Of Cannabis' Project Aims To Raise Awareness, Facilitate Change Amid Use Of Medical Marijuana Oil

Through Face of Cannabis I am asking people to open their minds to the possibility that there is a better medicine. And to do their part, if only to get out of the way by saying, "Let's see if this can work."

COLORADO: Had I visited a psychic two years ago and been told that in a few short months I would be waving the cannabis flag, I would have called her crazy, grudgingly handed over my $30, rolled my eyes and walked away. But that was a long time ago, and I was sure about a Read the full article…

Colorado May Fund Research Into Medical Marijuana, Another First

Henry Sobanet, director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting, and Natalie Mullis, chief legislative economist.

COLORADO:  Colorado may become the first state to fund research into the medical benefits of marijuana, if the state legislature approves a $7 million request to study how pot can affect everything from post traumatic stress disorder to epilepsy in children. Marijuana advocates have long complained that most evidence of the plant’s therapeutic benefits is Read the full article…