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Vote in our poll on the medical marijuana-smoking Canadian Mountie Ronald Francis

In Feature Stories by David Silverberg

The New Brunswick Mountie at the heart of a recent debate on medical marijuana has been making headlines across the world. Cpl. Ron Francis was forced to turn over his uniform to his superiors after he was photographed and videotaped smoking marijuana in his official police uniform. The 21-year veteran of the RCMP has a prescription for medical marijuana to deal with the post-traumatic …

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Veteran Affairs Canada paying for 26 former soldiers to receive medical marijuana

In Top Stories by David Silverberg

Veteran Affairs Canada revealed recently 26 vets are getting support for participation in Health Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) program. Ten use it to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Ottawa Citizen writes. This revelation came about in the Citizen’s profile of Ontario resident Chris Hillier, who said Veterans Affairs agreed to pay for his medical marijuana, as long as …

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Morocco seeking to legalize medical marijuana

In Top Stories by David Silverberg

Lawmakers in Morocco recently debated why the country should legalize marijuana for medical and industrial uses. The discussions, began by one of Morocco’s main political parties, are seen as the first steps to introduce a draft law next year aimed at legalizing the plant, according to media reports. But don’t expect full-out legalization. “We are not seeking to legalize the production of drugs, …

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The pros and cons of eating your medical marijuana

In Top Stories by Brett Wilkins

Los Angeles resident B. Le Grand suffers from chronic pain, carpal tunnel and tendinitis, which she said improved “through a combination of acupuncture and medical marijuana.” But she isn’t smoking her medicine. Le Grand, 28, said that patients often prefer edibles because they last longer than other forms of medical marijuana and “because [patients] don’t want the carcinogenic effects of smoking.” …

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Inside the medical marijuana edibles (medibles) craze

In Feature Stories by Brett Wilkins

From cookies to cola, from tinctures to truffles, the pharmacopeia of medical marijuana edibles – or “medibles,” as they’re known – is as immense and varied as the patients whose well-being depends on it. But while cannabis has a rich and ancient history as a source of fiber, medicine and, yes, even food, smoking has always been the preferred method …

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Study: Marijuana can help treat severe lung disease

In Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new study found the compounds found in marijuana can help fight a severe lung disease known as acute lung injury, also called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The disease is a life-threatening condition caused by acute injuries or infections of the lung. Researchers from Brazil and Germany were able to protect mice from acute lung injury by increasing levels …

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The highs and lows of being a medical marijuana patient

In Feature Stories by Chris Riddell

In our ongoing series of patient stories, The Medical Marijuana Review presents Colorado resident Zach Branson’s take on being a medical cannabis user. He shares with us why Big Pharma drugs could never alleviate his pain like marijuana does, and why being a card-carrying medical marijuana patient has made his job search even more challenging. When Zach Branson was born, …

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Shortage of medical marijuana in New Mexico forces rationing

In Top Stories by David Silverberg

by Nancy Houser (Guest Author/Digital Journalist) The New Mexico Department of Health reports that medical marijuana producers who supply marijuana to patients with debilitating conditions, such as PTSD, are forced to turn away thousands of patients. Rationing is now inevitable, officials say. “I have had to purchase from the street at times, and the quality is usually better, and it’s …