Colorado girl sues Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

A Colorado girl who suffers from seizures joined a lawsuit to sue U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a bid to legalize medical marijuana nationwide. Alexis Bortell, 12, told FOX31 Denver she was diagnosed with epilepsy and traditional medicine wasn’t helping her seizures. Her doctors in Texas recommended an invasive brain surgery, but a pediatrician suggested medical…

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Panel Approves 5 New Qualifying Conditions

Anxiety and migraine sufferers may get a chance to use medical cannabis as a treatment in the Garden State New Jersey’s notoriously strict medical marijuana program may be on the road to expansion, thanks to the approval of five new ailments as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis by state regulators. Patch reports that the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel…

Marijuana Can Help Children with Seizures, Cancer Nausea

Researchers said medical marijuana is effective in treating some conditions in children, but they urge caution on using the drug in young patients. Should kids and adolescents ever use medical marijuana? Administering the drug to younger patients remains somewhat contentious, but it also appears effective in treating a limited number of symptoms. According to a new…

Mason votes ‘no’ on medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits

City Council unanimously passed six month delay for permits MASON, Ohio — Mason City Council said it needs more time before voting on an ordinance that would change city zoning rules on medical marijuana. Monday, City Council unanimously passed a 180 day moratorium on granting any permit for retail dispensaries, cultivators or processors of medical…

Resident physicians report lack of preparedness for counseling patients on medical cannabis

A recent study from Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. It found 38% of resident physicians thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance, while 78% did not know into what category medical cannabis fell within the Controlled…

Jerusalem cannabis guru to study effect of weed on asthma

Hebrew University’s Raphael Mechoulam and asthma expert Francesca Levi-Schaffer to undertake research with funding from UK-Israel startup CIITECH CIITECH, a UK-Israel cannabis biotech startup that seeks to develop and commercialize therapeutic cannabis products, said it would fund a research project together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to find ways to use cannabis for the…