Medical Marijuana Cut Daughter’s Seizures 95%

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol.

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…

Medical Marijuana, E-Cigarette Rules Among Laws Taking Effect

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

IOWA:  A host of new laws are scheduled to take effect in Iowa on Tuesday. Here is a look at some of them. Medical Marijuana THE LAW: Iowa parents with children suffering from severe epilepsy will be able to access cannabis oil as a treatment option. WHAT IT DOES: The law legalizes the possession and medical use Read the full article…

GW Pharmaceuticals Closes U.S. Public Offering; Cannabis-Based Medicines Progress

Cannabis-based medicines progress.

NORTH CAROLINA:  Yesterday, Salisbury, UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals plc announced the closing of its public offering of 1.7 million American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Market. When taken together with the full exercise of options for another 255,000 ADSs by the underwriters at $86.83/ADS, the offering totaled $169.8 million. Although some of the ADRs were sold by Read the full article…

NC House Cancels Meeting On Medical Marijuana Bill

Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, said the bill wasn't ready to be considered and that he did not know when the meeting would be rescheduled.

NORTH CAROLINA:  A House committee was poised to consider a bill Tuesday that would have cleared the way for use of a kind of medicinal marijuana to treat a seizure disorder. But the committee meeting was cancelled just before it was scheduled to meet. Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, said the bill wasn’t ready to be Read the full article…

Florida Governor Signs Law Allowing Limited Medical Marijuana Use

“As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer,” Scott said in a statement. “The approval of Charlotte’s Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life.”

FLORIDA:  On Monday, Governor Rick Scott signed a medical marijuana bill that allows the use of “Charlotte’s Web,” a non-euphoric strain of cannabis, for the treatment of epilepsy, cancer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer,” Scott said in a statement. “The approval of Charlotte’s Web will ensure Read the full article…

Florida Governor Signs Law Allowing Limited Medical Marijuana Use

Florida governor signs law allowing limited MMJ use

FLORIDA:  Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases. State lawmakers passed the measure this spring with bipartisan support after impassioned appeals from parents seeking access to the form of marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web,” named Read the full article…

Missouri Mom Pushes For Marijuana Law To Aid Son

Brandy Johnson is joining the effort to decriminalize marijuana in Missouri.

MISSOURI: Tres Johnson wasn’t expected to live through his first day. Ten years later, his mother calls him “our little miracle,” but says medical marijuana could greatly improve her child’s life. Now, Brandy Johnson is joining the effort to decriminalize marijuana in Missouri. Tres, of Bernie, Mo., was born with diprosopus, which is Greek for “two Read the full article…

Minnesota House Advances Medical Marijuana Study Bill

Representatives voted 86-39 on a bipartisan basis to advance the bill, which differs from a measure state senators approved on Tuesday that would make physician-prescribed medical marijuana legal for a broad range of illnesses.

MINNESOTA: Minnesota state Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would establish an observational research study to make medical marijuana available in liquid or pill form to patients suffering from one of several severe illnesses.Representatives voted 86-39 on a bipartisan basis to advance the bill, which differs from a measure state senators approved on Tuesday that Read the full article…

‘Charlotte’s Web’ Cannabis Oil Showing Great Results For Girl

Jenna, 8, and her family moved to Colorado in January from Minnesota. She has epilepsy and had been on a waiting list for the cannabis oil known as Charlotte’s Web, which is now legal to use under Colorado’s new marijuana laws.

COLORADO: One of the dozens of families who moved to Colorado in order to treat their kids with a cannabis oil that helps combat seizures says they are seeing outstanding results. Jenna, 8, and her family moved to Colorado in January from Minnesota. She has epilepsy and had been on a waiting list for the cannabis Read the full article…

Iowa Families Face Treacherous Trip To Get Cannabis Oil

A special marijuana review committee will decide if they recommend reclassifying marijuana to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy later this week.

IOWA: While the Iowa legislature has approved a bill to allow cannabis oil’s use for some patients, the oil will not be sold in Iowa. Families will be forced to drive to a state where it is available to get it. That means driving hundreds of miles likely to Colorado and then transporting it back through Read the full article…