All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘medical marijuana’

Roseanne Barr Losing Her Eyesight, Touts Benefits of Marijuana

Roseanne Barr of the hit TV sitcom Roseanne and a judge on last season’s Last Comic Standing, is going blind. The 62-year-old announced at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday that “her vision is closing in.” “I have macular degeneration and glaucoma,”Barr said of the medical condition that ultimately leaves you blind. “I just try and enjoy vision as much …

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Alexis Bortell: Texas 9-Year-Old Uses Marijuana To Cure Seizures

Young Alexis Bortell is taking on Texas in her bid to legalize medical marijuana. The 9-year-old from Dallas started having seizures at the age of 7 and was eventually diagnosed with epilepsy. Her doctors initially prescribed medication but it didn’t do anything for her condition. At one point, it even made her worse. According to Alexis’ father Dean, a US …

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Heritage Pot Farmers’ Market Smokes Up Bargains

“It’s like in a regular farmer’s market,” said one of the organizers of the Heritage Pot Farmers Market this weekend. “People come here to talk to growers, to check that it’s grown without pesticides and that it doesn’t have mold.” This very unusual farmers’ market event was held in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights, and it was a hit. In California, …

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Marijuana Plants May Decrease Pain Symptoms

In a preliminary study on the effects of medical marijuana on pain symptoms, researchers in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, are finding that medical marijuana has a profound impact on the pain symptoms of those suffering from deadly and chronic diseases. Using the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale, researchers asked 145 patients of the Compassionate Care Foundation dispensary to rate …

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Most Doctors Support Legalization Of Marijuana Nationwide

Although the consensus isn’t the 100 percent sweep hoped for, more than half of U.S. physicians feel that medical marijuana should be legalized nationwide. Two-thirds of them say patients should have the option to use it as a treatment for pain and other ailments in which cannabis offers relief, according to a recent survey. The survey was conducted by Medscape …

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Medical Marijuana Means More Crime?

Last year, a study was published, and reported on by McClatchey, that showed that marijuana was linked to crime more often than other commonly-abused substances. For example, the study reported, eighty percent of the adult males that had been arrested in Sacramento, California had tested positive for one or more drugs, most commonly marijuana. White House “drug czar”, Gil Kerlikowske, …

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Medical Marijuana Gets Quadriplegic Fired

If you’ve been out looking for a job anytime in the past few years, you know how common it has become for employers to require a drug screen test before hiring someone. That usually involves a trip to a local lab, where they have a person urinate in a cup and send it off for analysis. Sometimes, the Human Resources …

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Florida Medical Marijuana Ballot Approved

Although the amendment proposal allowing the medical use of marijuana narrowly passed the state Supreme Court, it made the ballot for Florida voters to decide upon in November. The vote was a 4 to 3 decision in favor of the medical marijuana petition, and a major victory for the personal injury lawyer, John Morgan, who has spent $4 million collars …

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New York To Allow Limited Use Of Medical Marijuana

New York may soon be joining a group of states, most recently Colorado, that have loosened their laws regarding the use of medical and recreational marijuana. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans to announce, this week, an executive action that would allow approximately twenty hospitals, across the state, to prescribe medical marijuana for those people who are extremely …

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New York State Will Loosen Marijuana Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is planning an executive action that would allow limited use of marijuana legally in the state. Cuomo, who had long resisted legalizing medical marijuana, seems to be coming around as other states are also loosening their laws, with Colorado being the first state to sell marijuana legally starting January 1st. The …

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Marijuana to be Grown at Old Hershey Factory

The old Hershey factory in in Smith Falls, Ontario, about 250 miles from Toronto, which churned out Hershey chocolate bars for decades, has been sold to a start-up called Tweed, Inc., which plans to use about a third of the 470,000 square foot plant to grow medical marijuana. Tweed, Inc. hopes that this will be an opportunity for a turnaround …

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Marijuana Stops Young Girl’s Severe Seizures

The push for the legalization of marijuana, even for medical purposes, is one of the top hot-button issues in the United States and has been for years. While the debate continues, the pro-legalization side may have won a major victory in the form of a little girl who was given her life back by a form of the drug. Charlotte …

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