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Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

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Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana. For several years, he has been using cannabis oil to treat his son, Jagger, who has a rare and terminal neurological disorder called Leigh’s disease. The oil has allowed him to cut back on using pharmaceuticals, including opioids, to treat his son’s seizures, breathing problems, and other symptoms. "I see how …

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Missouri Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

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shutterstock_249441448 missouri health 1000 JEFFERSON CITY , Mo. (Feb. 17, 2017) – A Missouri bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Rep. Jim Neely (R-Cameron) along with eight bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 437 ( HB437 ) would expand existing laws on the books pertaining only …

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Like It or Not: Medical Cannabis Production in Georgia

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(Opinion piece by Lyle V. Harris) (Transcript) These are my kids. They’re twins so I love them twice as much. Like It or Not: Medical Cannabis Production in Georgia They’re all grown up now, but I’ll never forget how worried their Mom and I would be whenever they were sick. Like most parents, we’d do everything we could to help …

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Upstate mother fights for medical marijuana for her daughter

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SC lawmakers voted against a medical marijuana bill last year GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina is in front of the state legislature once again. Last year, WYFF News 4 investigated the story of an Upstate mother fighting for medical marijuana for her daughter. She’s back after a defeat last year. Cathy Stevens’ …

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Cleveland Cannabis College opens to educate future Ohio medical marijuana workers

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A Northeast Ohio native has opened Cleveland Cannabis College to offer educational courses about medical marijuana to people who want to work for cultivation facilities, product manufacturers and dispensaries. (Courtesy of Cleveland Cannabis College) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Marijuana conferences and workshops have been cropping up across the state since before Ohio legalized the drug for medical use last year. But …

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Riding High? Or Just a Puff of Smoke? A Closer Look at Medical Marijuana Inc.

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Is this spike simply investors trying to take advantage of the Election Day marijuana legalization in states like California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada? Or have the fundamentals of this business dramatically changed? It’s time for a deeper dive. Image source: Pixabay Overview of the business The first things investors should know about Medical Marijuana Inc. is that the company doesn’t …

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Medical Marijuana Keeps Sacramento Woman From Heart Transplant

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — “We’re fighting to keep her alive,” said Andrew Babcock. His cousin, a bright and fun loving 23-year-old is nearing the end of her life. “It seems to me like they’re just sending her just to die,” said Babcock. Family members say Summer Waltman was born …

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Pittsburgh company wants to grow, process medical marijuana in McKeesport

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The Medical Marijuana Act in Pennsylvania permits its use for 17 serious medical conditions but forbids forms of marijuana or cannabis that are smoked or eaten. In the new age of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, McKeesport could be the site of a cannabis cultivation and processing facility that, if approved, likely would be the only one in Allegheny County. The …