Medical Marijuana Cut Daughter’s Seizures 95%

COLORADO:  Lawmakers in other parts of the country are watching Colorado to see the impact of its medical marijuana laws. In the next legislative session in Georgia, lawmakers will take another look at a medical marijuana bill. One of the major voices in that conversation comes from a 4-year-old who has just uttered her first Read the full article…

Would Rick Scott Sign A Medical Marijuana Bill?

FLORIDA:  Florida’s sudden rush to legalize marijuana for the sick or dying is heading toward a potentially important speed bump: Gov. Rick Scott. While Republican and Democratic lawmakers are rushing to advance bills legalizing some forms of marijuana for medicinal use, the governor has refused to say whether he would sign a bill – even one favored Read the full article…

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

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

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

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…

Florida Lawmaker Agrees To Work To Legalize Medical Marijuana High In Cannabidiol

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…

NY Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Up

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…

Number Of Children On Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Surges In Colorado

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…

'Face Of Cannabis' Project Aims To Raise Awareness, Facilitate Change Amid Use Of Medical Marijuana Oil

COLORADO: Had I visited a psychic two years ago and been told that in a few short months I would be waving the cannabis flag, I would have called her crazy, grudgingly handed over my $30, rolled my eyes and walked away. But that was a long time ago, and I was sure about a Read the full article…

Colorado May Fund Research Into Medical Marijuana, Another First

COLORADO:  Colorado may become the first state to fund research into the medical benefits of marijuana, if the state legislature approves a $7 million request to study how pot can affect everything from post traumatic stress disorder to epilepsy in children. Marijuana advocates have long complained that most evidence of the plant’s therapeutic benefits is Read the full article…