News tagged with medical marijuana

Medical pot applicans face 'hoop jumping'

Julie Falco was active in lobbying Illinois to legalize medical marijuana, a drug she credits with "saving my life" since she started eating pot brownies to treat her multiple sclerosis 10 years ago.

Aug 25, 2014
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Regular marijuana use bad for teens' brains

Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists ...

Aug 09, 2014
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Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington (Update)

Washington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the ...

Jul 08, 2014
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Caricom commission to study marijuana legalization

A Caribbean trade bloc has created a commission to study whether the region's roughly 15 million people should be allowed to use medical marijuana and how courts should handle possession of small amounts ...

Jul 03, 2014
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Medical marijuana extract for epilepsy in children

Last month, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett gave his support for preliminary research into whether medical marijuana could alleviate symptoms of certain serious health problems, including severe seizure disorders in children.

Jun 05, 2014
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Pot isn't harmless, top U.S. health official says

(HealthDay)—States joining the march toward marijuana legalization need to take a step back and consider the drug's adverse effects on health, the U.S. drug "czar" argues in a new paper.

Jun 04, 2014
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