Saturday, July 21, 2018
Luxembourg legalises medical cannabis

Luxembourg Legalizes the Medical Use of Cannabis

In late June, Luxembourg joined more than fifteen other European nations in allowing for some form of legal marijuana. The grand duchy’s lawmakers unanimously...
Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana

Oklahoma Voters Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use

On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Now that the law has been approved, however, advocates...
FDA approves epidiolex first marijuana-based drug

FDA Approves First Marijuana-Based Drug

On June 25, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), granted approval of Epidiolex, the brand name of a cannabidiol (CBD) preparation used in the...
Maine marijuana laws cities

Maine Cities, Towns Might Gain Complete Control of Retail Marijuana Sales

In Maine, the legislature and Republican governor Paul LePage continue to be in conflict over marijuana. In early July, the state legislature overrode his...
New York Medical Marijuana Opioid

New York Will Allow Medical Marijuana as Prescribed Opioid Alternative

On June 18, the New York State Department of Health announced that opioid use would be added to the list of qualifying conditions for...
UN Cannabis is effetive and safe

UN Committee: Cannabis is Medically Effective and “Relatively Safe”

In early June in Geneva, a committee of the World Health Organization presented a report on its globe-spanning scientific research on marijuana. The research...
David Brill Seizures

Georgia Couple Lose Custody of Son after Treating Seizures with Cannabis

On May 30, the New York Times published a story of a Macon, Georgia, couple who successfully treated their son’s severe seizures with marijuana—and...
vermont medical marijuana money

Where Does Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Program Spend its Money?

Starting July 1 in Vermont, those who are 21 and older may legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana legally. It will also...
Marijuana IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Preliminary Research Indicates Potential for Cannabis as IBD Treatment

A recent medical study conducted in Israel offers hope that cannabis may be an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A new hope...
Medical marijuana reduces opioid dependancy

Study: Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use in Older Adults

In early May, Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider, announced the results of a survey it had conducted among older adults who...