The new face of marijuana addiction. (Flickr user Caitlin H/CC)
Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who’s been working in the state for a deacade. He is member of the ” [...]
Dana Ulrich has become an unlikely advocate for medical marijuana. Her daughter Lorelei was diagnosed with intractable autism and suffers from as many as 700 seizures every day. (Wallace McKelvey) Dana Ulrich has been mired in the battle over medical marijuana in Pennsylvania for nearly two years as one of the “mama bears.”
Her 7-year-old daughter, Lorelei, suffers from intractible epilepsy and experiences as many as 700 seizures a day. This week, she’s visited a number of lawmakers and will hold a press conference after Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing.
“What we’re asking is for the lawmakers to pass a law [...]
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A Wisconsin mother fought to make a special kind of medical marijuana legal to help her daughter’s seizures. And now she’s facing a harsh realization – the law on the books does nothing for Wisconsin families. Lydia’s Law passed last April. Parents of children suffering from severe seizure disorders celebrated, but almost a year later they still can’t get this strain of medical marijuana because of problems with the law.
Lydia Schaeffer was 7 years old when she passed away last May. Less than one month later a Wisconsin bill became law. A law that “on paper” would have given [...]