April 2016

A groundbreaking study partially conducted at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that a marijuana extract greatly reduced severe seizures in some children. The study included about 120 patients suffering from Dravet syndrome, a rare type of epilepsy that develops in early childhood and can cause developmental problems with language and motor skills. “For these […]

Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, commented, “There is a demand for pre-filled vaporizer cartridges among medical cannabis patients who value easy-to-use convenience items. We are already seeing a positive initial response to this product and shipped our first order of 10,000 units to one of our distributors.  Our cartridges are the latest addition to […]

Oscar-, Grammy-, and Emmy-winning actress and self-proclaimed weed lover Whoopi Goldberg is throwing her name behind a new line of medical marijuana-based edibles and bath products aimed at women. Hailed by MSNBC as a “culmination of a movement toward changing the narrative on legal weed,” the Whoopi Maya products — a bath soak, sipping chocolate, […]

Andy Ashcraft still doesn’t look like a guy with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and especially not one who was diagnosed with the deadly cancer six years ago. He remains an anomaly, a beacon of hope and a testament to cannabis oil, a positive attitude and a belief in God. “My oncologist calls me a mutant,” Andy […]

(Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images) Coalinga weighs ordinance to transform old prison into marijuana oil facility. The Coalinga City Council is proposing to use the vacant city-owned Claremont Custody Center as a facility for marijuana oil production, as reported by The Fresno Bee. The council voted 4-1 last Wednesday to prepare an ordinance to allow […]

Yesterday, associate Health minister Peter Dunne gave the green light for a patient with Tourette’s syndrome to use Aceso Calm Spray. The spray is a cannabis based medication, which was chosen for the Wellington teenager because it has a comparatively low THC content. Mr Dunne joined Paul Henry to talk about the decision and whether […]

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Australia’s fledgling medicinal cannabis market continues to gain momentum, with MGC Pharmaceuticals planning an entry. MGC, which currently operates in Slovenia supplying non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) resin extract to the growing European cosmetics and medical markets, has its sights set on becoming a leader in Australia’s medicinal cannabis market, worth $150 million a year. The company […]

A marijuana extract significantly reduced seizures in severely epileptic children, according to a landmark study conducted in part at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Supporters said the results greatly improve the chances for the drug, called Epidiolex, to win eventual approval by federal regulators for prescription use to treat Dravet syndrome, a debilitating type of […]