‘Grandma’s Magic Remedy:’ Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Secret

A debate on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal uses in Mexico is in its infant stages, but Mexicans have used cannabis for therapeutic purposes for centuries.

MEXICO: When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. “I really have a lot of faith in it,” said the Read the full article…

Want To Reduce Obesity? Legalize Medical Marijuana, Researchers Say.

passing a medical marijuana law (MML) "is associated with a 2 percent to 6 percent decline in the probability of obesity."

Want to take a bite out of the American obesity epidemic? Legalize medical marijuana. That’s the counterintuitive finding of a new study in the journal Health Economics. Researchers from San Diego State University and Cornell University found that at the state level, passing a medical marijuana law (MML) “is associated with a 2 percent to 6 Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Debate Heating Up; Sen. Garrett Takes Trip To Minnesota

Garrett returned to Nebraska with plenty of proof, he said, that medical marijuana can be legalized and regulated. His staff provided KETV NewsWatch 7 with some video and photos of his trip.

NEBRASKA: The fight for legal weed in Nebraska headed to Minnesota, where the plant grows behind bulletproof glass and steel doors. Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Minnesota this summer and Sen. Tommy Garrett’s bill is a mirror image of the state’s new law. “What better opportunities are there than to go up there and to Read the full article…

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference?

There are numerous strains of marijuana out there, and each one has a different effect on the body. Sites like Weedy.com simplify the process of finding the right strain by allowing users to explore strains based on type, symptoms and effects.

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between CBD and THC? Why is CBD preferred over THC in the medical community? We explore each compound and its effects on the body. Medical marijuana patients have a wide range of marijuana strains available to them. While most people are familiar with the strains Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Can Help Beat Opioid Epidemic

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Our nation now faces one of the worst drug epidemics in its history. Nearly 2 million Americans 12 and older have abused or are dependent on prescription opioids, costing an estimated $55.7 billion annually. At least 44 of these addicts die of an overdose every day. As shocking as these numbers are, it is even Read the full article…

Australia To Lift Ban On Medical Cannabis

"This Government is incredibly sympathetic to the suffering of those Australians with debilitating illnesses and we want to enable access to the most effective medical treatments available," Health Minister Sussan Ley said in a statement.

AUSTRALIA: The Australian government has announced plans to allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes. Under current laws, marijuana is classified as an illegal drug, and while penalties vary from state to state, people who grow, use, possess or sell it can be fined or sent to prison. In a statement Saturday, Read the full article…

Croatia Legalizes Use Of Medical Marijuana

The health ministry has warned it remains illegal to grow marijuana at home and that medical marijuana can only be prescribed by doctors. The regulations envisage that a patient can receive up to 0.75 grams of THC per month.

CROATIA: Croatia has legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes for patients with illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or AIDS. The legalization formally went into effect on Thursday, but Croatian media reported that no medicines containing THC — the active element in cannabis — have been registered in the country. The health ministry has warned it remains Read the full article…

Rules For Marijuana Shops Debated At Detroit Hearing

The Detroit City Council is considering a proposal that includes a way to license the city's approximately 150 medical marijuana shops. The proposal also has zoning restrictions on how close they can operate near schools, churches and other dispensaries.

MICHIGAN: Concerned Detroiters who cringe at the rapid spread of marijuana dispensaries and medical marijuana card-holders who say they rely on the product for treatment packed a public hearing Monday to debate proposed regulations of the city’s medical marijuana industry. The Detroit City Council is considering a proposal that includes a way to license the city’s approximately 150 medical marijuana Read the full article…

Florida Medical-Marijuana Applicants Foresee Stores, Door-To-Door Service

“We’re really strong financially," Hank said.  "We’ve received or have pledged to us more than $500,000.”

FLORIDA: Eight companies vying to become the first in Central Florida to produce medical marijuana are proposing a wide range of retail options, from one central dispensary with delivery services to more than a dozen retail stores. The Florida Department of Health is reviewing applications to decide which one will be licensed for the Central Read the full article…

Patients in Minnesota Discuss First Months Of Medical Marijuana

The task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since it launched this summer, with a sharp focus on the growing pains of Minnesota's new medical marijuana economy — from patient's struggles to afford the medication to the logistical hurdles that come with selling a drug that the federal government still bans.

MINNESOTA: Lawmakers, medical experts and law enforcement officials tracking the launch of Minnesota’s medical marijuana law got an earful Friday of the good and bad stories of the state’s new program. Nearly three months in since medical cannabis went on sale in July, it’s a mixed bag: several parents who report their children’s lives have Read the full article…