These Parents Are Fighting To Give Pot To Their Kids

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FLORIDA: When Moriah Barnhart’s 2-year-old daughter Dahlia was attacked by intense tremors, fever and nausea in May 2013, she rushed the girl to a Tampa emergency room. A week later, after surgery for an aggressive and cancerous brain tumor, Dahlia couldn’t eat, walk or talk. Three weeks later, her left side partly paralyzed, Dahlia was Read the full article…

Critics Take Aim At Marijuana Mascot

With 99% of precincts reporting, the amendment was defeated 64% to 36%.

OHIO: A green and white superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at college campuses and bars in Ohio has sparked debate over its impact on children. “Buddie” is a fuzzy, ever-smiling pot bud in a bulging white muscle suit with green trunks, gloves and boots. He arrives in a truck painted with marijuana leaves declaring: “Yes Read the full article…

The Most Pernicious Marijuana Myth, Debunked

A new study is raising hackles about pot-laced edibles. The statistics really aren't as alarming as they seem.

COLORADO:  If you read the national headlines or watch the reports on TV, you’d think there was a dangerous epidemic sweeping the nation’s youngsters. According to a recent study, more kids are accidentally ingesting their parents’ cannabis, especially in states where the herb is legal. When marijuana-laced edibles are wrapped in darling packaging to look Read the full article…

Parenting Tips For When Kids Ask About Marijuana

Now that marijuana is legal in Oregon, kids are likely to notice it at younger ages and encounter it more often, which could mean more questions for their parents.

OREGON:  Now that marijuana is legal in Oregon, kids are likely to notice it at younger ages and encounter it more often, which could mean more questions for their parents. We talked with parents to find out what children and teens are thinking about marijuana. Then we passed those questions along to Ruth Bichsel, a Read the full article…

Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Medical Marijuana Use At School

The state is appealing a judge's ruling that blocked parts of Montana's medical marijuana law.

COLORADO:  A Colorado lawmaker says it’s time that children who are prescribed medical marijuana be allowed to use that marijuana at school. The push began when a school in Jefferson County, Colorado, told a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a cannabis patch along with low-THC oil to treat muscle spasms Read the full article…

Children Involved In Marijuana-Related Calls To Oregon Poison Center

The issue of children accidentally ingesting marijuana infused edibles is a top concern for public health officials.

OREGON:  Eleven preschool-aged children were treated at Oregon healthcare facilities for marijuana ingestion in 2014, according to Oregon Poison Center data. The previous year, seven children younger than 5 were treated at a healthcare facility after ingesting cannabis. In 2012, the number was 10. The Oregon Poison Center, a statewide agency, does not track the types of marijuana ingested – whether Read the full article…

Late Christmas Present? Illinois Kids Get Access To Medical Marijuana

A new state rule allows kids who reside in Illinois access to medical marijuana by the turn of the year.

ILLINOIS:  Many parents in Illinois looking to marijuana as the ultimate treatment for their children’s health conditions are poised to receive a late Christmas gift. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, a new state rule allows kids who reside in Illinois access to medical marijuana by the turn of the year. Young users may Read the full article…

Cuomo Wants Health Department To Speed Up Medical Marijuana Availability For Children With Epilepsy

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NEW YORK:  Gov. Cuomo wants to make medical marijuana available soon to children with epilepsy — but he’s not acting quickly enough for the anguished mom of a 9-year-old girl who died this month. Cuomo, in a letter Wednesday, asked the state Health Department to study making the drug available to epileptic children sooner than Read the full article…

Kids Using Marijuana

More than fifty of Oregon’s registered medical marijuana patients are under the age of 14.

OREGON:  More than fifty of Oregon’s registered medical marijuana patients are under the age of 14.  These children typically use one or more components, called cannabinoids, extracted from cannabis, to control cancer (and arguably send it into remission,) or to address OCD and pediatric epilepsy or to abate symptoms like chronic pain. These results are Read the full article…

Vancouver MP Claims Liberal Party Promoting Marijuana To Kids

In the flyer, the Conservative Party claims the Liberal policy of legalizing and deregulating marijuana will make it easier to access cannabis.

CANADA:  In an election-style flyer mailed to her constituents, Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young claims Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is promoting marijuana to children. The flyer also features a photo of a young person who is about to light a joint and says Liberal policies would make it easier for children to smoke pot. In the flyer, Read the full article…