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…

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…

NW Cannabis’ Markets Charity Ball Dec. 14th Benefits CPN Institute

NW Cannabis Market’s Red Carpet Charity Ball Benefits National Cannabis Patient Org supporting Crohn’s Patients.

WASHINGTON: NW Cannabis Market may have a recreational reputation, but the truth is their heart is dedicated to medical cannabis patients. In an attempt to help draw attention to the plight of Washington Cannabis Patients who fear losing their current MMJ rights as the State turns its attention to recreational sales and tax revenues, this Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Can Help Treat Severe Lung Disease

PA releases medical marijuana regulations

BRAZIL: A new study found the compounds found in marijuana can help fight a severe lung disease known as acute lung injury, also called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The disease is a life-threatening condition caused by acute injuries or infections of the lung. Researchers from Brazil and Germany were able to protect mice from acute lung Read the full article…

Medical marijuana Bill Has Bipartisan Support In Pennsylvania

Under the bill, Pennsylvania doctors would be limited to prescribing medicine derived from marijuana that has a higher amount of CBD than marijuana's psychoactive chemical, known as THC, Leach said.

PENNSYLVANIA: Two state senators, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, said Monday they plan to introduce a bill to legalize a certain form of marijuana for medicinal use in Pennsylvania in an effort to help children who suffer seizures and potentially many others, including patients suffering through chemotherapy. Sens. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, and Mike Read the full article…