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Pediatricians Warn of Overuse of Medical Marijuana in Children

Medical Marijuana Should Only Be Used for Extreme Illnesses in Children, Pediatricians Warn Last year, South Carolina was presented with a classic case of the need for legalized medical marijuana: Mary Louise was a child in South Carolina, and she suffered from a serious and rare epileptic … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Regulations a Challenge in Recreational Marijuana States

States with Recreational Marijuana Laws Find Medical Marijuana a Challenge Washington and Colorado were the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana use, and in the recent midterm elections, Oregon and Alaska, along with Washington, DC, followed suit. However, Colorado and Washington … [Read more...]

New Medical Marijuana Bill Filed in SC

South Carolina Examines Another Medical Marijuana Bill Senator Tom Davis has filed another medical marijuana bill, after the success of the cannabidiol legislation passed by South Carolina’s lawmakers earlier this year. Sen. Davis has championed medical marijuana legislation for years, and says he … [Read more...]

Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana Research

Colorado Becomes First State to Fund Medical Marijuana Research On Wednesday, December 17th, state officials in Colorado agreed to award $8 million to the study of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, childhood epilepsy, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The state is now … [Read more...]

Teen Marijuana Use Drops as Legalization Increases

National Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Use Declining, Even in States with Recreational Pot A new study conducted by the University of Michigan has found that teen marijuana use is decreasing, in spite of more states looking to increase recreational use of the drug. The Monitoring the Future study, … [Read more...]

Congress Allows Medical Marijuana in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Spending Bill that Ends War on Drugs for States with Legal Medical Marijuana The passage of the federal spending bill this past Saturday, December 13th, signaled an historic moment for medical marijuana and the War on Drugs in the United States. The spending bill included an … [Read more...]

Tacoma to Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Tacoma, WA Will Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in 2015 Although Washington state was one of the first states to legalize medical marijuana, and was one of the first two states to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the city of Tacoma may soon shut down all of its medical marijuana … [Read more...]

SC Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana Legislation

South Carolina Lawmakers to Discuss Medical Marijuana Legislation After passing very limited medical marijuana legislation in June this year, allowing some patients with extreme medical conditions to use CBD oil, a panel of South Carolina lawmakers has begun investigating the possibility of … [Read more...]

Does Marijuana Use Damage the Brain?

Long-Term and Early Age Marijuana Use Can Lead to Abnormalities in the Brain A new study conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas linked heavy, long-term marijuana use beginning at an early age to a smaller-volume orbitofrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain associated with … [Read more...]

Mid-Term Elections See Passage of Recreational Marijuana

Oregon, Alaska, DC Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Florida Rejects Amendment 2 Although Florida did not pass its medical marijuana amendment – Amendment 2 – four other areas legalized recreational use of marijuana. Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC all legalized the recreational use of marijuana, … [Read more...]