The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 Thursday to approve an amendment that would allow Department of Veterans Affairs physicians to recommend medical marijuana to veterans. Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley forwarded the amendment for inclusion in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Specifically, if passed by…Read more
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Epileptic girl, Colorado, dramatically improved due to medical marijuana
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - A 3-year-old girl who has epileptic seizures has made a dramatic improvement since moving to Colorado to be treated with medical marijuana, her parents say. Addyson Benton was diagnosed with Intractable Myoclonic Epilepsy when she was 9 months old. "Her first EEG’s showed that she was seizing over 1,000 times a…Read more
Medical marijuana seen to have dramatic effect on symptom relief
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Before buying cannabis at South Jersey's only medical-marijuana dispensary, patients must circle one of six animated faces that stare out from a clipboard. The row of smiling, wincing, frowning, and sobbing cartoon faces is being used to rank the degree of pain that patients experience due to cancer, multiple sclerosis,…Read more
2 Henderson marijuana dispensaries seek approval
Henderson is set to approve two more medical marijuana dispensaries this month, one of which nixed its first potential site after neighborhood opposition. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday to approve a new location for Jenny’s Dispensary, which scrapped its original plan in February. The state approved the new site in late April.…Read more
Soon-to-open Vegas dispensary celebrated on 420
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - It was the perfect 420 event. The owners of one of Clark County's first medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday celebrated the remodeling of the building which will house their business. The celebration for Sahara Wellness, appropriately located at 420 Sahara Avenue, got underway at 4:20 p.m. The women who co-own the…Read more
Marijuana Treatment Study on PTSD for Veterans Gets Back on Track
A year after the federal government approved a study for the use of marijuana by veterans in treating post-traumatic stress disorder the work may at last get underway. The National Institute of Drug Abuse on Wednesday informed the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies that it is ready to supply researchers with marijuana needed for the…Read more
Will Weed Be Legal In Nevada Anytime Soon?
Although Nevada currently has laws legalizing medicinal marijuana use, it hasn’t taken the full plunge to legalize all marijuana use for people over 21 like its neighbors to the north and the west: Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. But Nevada lawmakers could legalize weed soon, because they’re becoming more and more attracted to the positive economic…Read more
Colorado to offer one-day tax holiday on marijuana
Colorado will repeal sales taxes on marijuana Sept. 16, thanks to a quirk in its constitution. The one-time-only holiday from the 10 percent state sales tax on recreational pot is likely to generate buzz in the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana. The little-noticed provision is part of a larger bill that Gov.…Read more
Texas Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015
While a recent proposal aimed at establishing a taxed and regulated cannabis market in the state of Texas seemed to be more of a long shot than a three-legged horse coming out of the gate ass first, the motion managed to win the approval of a key legislative committee earlier this week, putting the possibility…Read more
Pennsylvania Governor Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana
While the fate of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program remains in the hands of House Health Committee Chair Matt Baker, who said last week that he has no plans to submit the Senate approved proposal to the House of Representatives, Governor Tom Wolf has come forward in hopes of opening up the discussion of leading the…Read more
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