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…

Some Alabama Lawmakers Ready To Legalize Marijuana-Derived Oil That Helps Control Seizures

The legislation is named Carly's Law for a little girl from Inverness who suffers from a rare genetic seizure disorder.

ALABAMA: A marijuana-derived substance believed to help control seizures in children would become legal in Alabama under a bill expected to be introduced this afternoon. Sponsored by state Rep. Mike Ball, R-Madison, the bill would allow parents of children with certain neurological and epileptic disorders to possess CBD, or cannabidiol – an oil that comes from 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…

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…

Canada: Rona Ambrose Announces $11.5-Million Anti-Pot Program

The initiative, announced Wednesday in B.C. by Health Minister Rona Ambrose, will spend five years telling Canadian kids that drugs are bad -- but the timing suggests a thinly-veiled attack on Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

CANADA: The Tories want to make sure you know recreational drug use is not okay. Despite what certain leaders of other parties may suggest. And they’re backing it up with a $11.5-million program. The funding from Health Canada will go towards education and prevention “on the impact of youth marijuana use on the developing brain,” according to Read the full article…

FDA-Approved Medical Marijuana Clinical Trial Gets Underway Next Month For Kids With Epilepsy

Meghan Wilson holds the marijuana they just obtained as her husband Brian gets their 2 year old daughter Vivian ready to go outside the Compassionate Care Foundation, New Jersey's 2nd medical marijuana dispensary.

NEW JERSEY: A nationally renowned pediatric neurologist at Saint Barnabas has gotten FDA approval to study whether a cannabis-based drug could prevent seizures in children diagnosed with severe forms of epilepsy. The development is sure to be watched closely in New Jersey, where a number of families whose children have Dravet syndrome, a potentially deadly form Read the full article…