5 Myths About Medical Marijuana

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At this point, marijuana is legal for medical use in nearly half of the country . But David Casarett, MD, author of the recently-released Stoned: A Doctor’s Case For Medical Marijuana , wants to clear a few things up. Initially skeptical of marijuana’s medicinal value, Dr. Casarett waded through the evidence, spoke to patients, and even tried the drug firsthand …

Are Time-Released Cannabis Pills the Future of Medical Marijuana?

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Wana Brands, an edibles manufacturing company based in Boulder, Colorado, has created a line of cannabis capsules they’ve dubbed “Wana Caps” that could be big for medical marijuana patients. The goal was to offer an alternative consumption method to patients other than smoking or consuming edibles . So what’s different about these capsules compared to other pill forms of concentrated …

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In Canada, Parents Vow To Give Their Sick Children Medical Marijuana — Even If Doctors Won’t

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For years, Sarah Wilkinson woke up every day wondering if it would be her daughter’s last. When she was a baby, Mia was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy that caused her to suffer waves of intense seizures — sometimes up to 100 episodes in one day. To make matters worse, the dozens of pills Mia’s doctor had prescribed for …

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4 burning questions about medical marijuana

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Several factors affect how employers should handle legalized marijuana in the workplace. Photo: Brian Goodman/Shutterstock Many of us have laughed at movie scenes from cult classics like Half Baked , Pineapple Express , Dazed and Confused , or Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke in which the hapless stoner employee is depicted as someone who cannot perform even the simplest …

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Medical Marijuana Could Repair Broken Bones, Says New Study

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Medical benefits of marijuana have been one of the major selling points in the push to legalize weed. After years of slow progress toward government-approved medical use, a few states have even gone all the way to make legal recreational use a reality. One new study might add even more motivation for marijuana to become fully accepted as a therapeutic …

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U.S. policy keeps medical marijuana research funding low

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REED SAXON, Associated Press file photo Traditional canning jars hold varieties of marijuana in a cabinet at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary on Nov. 17, 2009, in Los Angeles. Certain chemicals in marijuana may kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. That’s the National Cancer Institute reporting findings from preclinical …

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Medical marijuana, now legal, still not easy to get for some (copy)

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Jim Mone, Associated Press Dr. Andrew Bachman explains the various ways medical marijuana will be dispensed during a tour of LeafLine Labs, a medical marijuana production facility in Cottage Grove, Minn. ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s a 400-mile, seven-hour, $100 or more journey from Maria Botker’s home in tiny Clinton to the nearest clinic where she can buy medical marijuana …