Medical Marijuana Coming To The Carolinas Next?

We found politicians – both Democrat and Republican – who say they're advocates.  We couldn't find any politician or group saying they're flat-out against oils high in CBD.

NORTH CAROLINA:  The push to legalize “Charlotte’s Web”, a strain of medical marijuana in liquid form given to children suffering from pediatric epilepsy, is increasing in both North and South Carolina. Makers of the drug say this particular strain can’t get you high.  Parents agree, and are uprooting their lives in the Carolinas to move 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…

SC Bill May Legalize A Form of Medical Marijuana

"You can't get high on it and it has no street value, and it makes zero sense to legally prohibit doctors from prescribing something that would relieve their patients' suffering."

SOUTH CAROLINA:  A chemical in the marijuana leaf may soon be legalized in South Carolina thanks to a bill introduced by Senator Tom Davis of Beaufort county. It would allow doctors to prescribe what’s called “CBD oil” to treat people with epilepsy. In a written statement, Senator Davis says, “You can’t get high on it and 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…

Georgia, Tennessee Eye Different Paths To Legal Medical Marijuana

Nicole Mattison feeds her daughter, Millie, 22 months, through a feeding tube at her Nashville home on Jan. 10. Millie suffers from a condition that causes almost constant seizures that conventional medicines to little to help, so Nicole and her husband, Penn, are moving the family to Colorado to legally obtain medical marijuana for Millie. Medical marijuana has been found to relieve seizures in patients with a condition like Millie.

GEORGIA:  Some have dubbed 2014 as the year of marijuana legalization. Voters in Colorado and Washington passed ballot initiatives that legalized the sale this year of recreational pot. A recent Gallup poll found for the first time that a clear majority of Americans — 58 percent — say marijuana should be legalized, and President Barack Read the full article…

Georgia, Tennessee Eye Different Paths To Legal Medical Marijuana

Nicole Mattison feeds her daughter, Millie, 22 months, through a feeding tube at her Nashville home on Jan. 10. Millie suffers from a condition that causes almost constant seizures that conventional medicines to little to help, so Nicole and her husband, Penn, are moving the family to Colorado to legally obtain medical marijuana for Millie. Medical marijuana has been found to relieve seizures in patients with a condition like Millie.

GEORGIA:  Some have dubbed 2014 as the year of marijuana legalization. Voters in Colorado and Washington passed ballot initiatives that legalized the sale this year of recreational pot. A recent Gallup poll found for the first time that a clear majority of Americans — 58 percent — say marijuana should be legalized, and President Barack Read the full article…

Medicine Has Yet To Find Something Wrong With Marijuana

Think of the United States before pot was criminalized, back when it was part of the pharmacopoeia of its day.

The conservative National Review magazine recently opined in an editorial: “Compared to binge drinking or alcohol addiction, marijuana use is a minor public health concern.” There is no record of anyone dying from the direct toxic effect of using marijuana. It doesn’t cause cancer. We know from scientific study that it kills or stalls the spread of 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…