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A “warrior princess” whose father sparked debate across the nation with his decision to treat her with cannabis oil has died. Little Rumer Rose, who couldn’t be named until now for legal reasons, passed away in her sleep early Monday morning, her father told a legion of online supporters. Cairns father Adam Koessler is grieving […]

A young Queensland girl whose father pleaded guilty to giving her cannabis oil to treat her cancer has died just days from her fourth birthday. Rumer Rose, who can only now be identified, died in her sleep early yesterday morning, her father Adam Koessler, 32, revealed on Facebook, the Brisbane Times reports. “We are sure […]

The Drug Enforcement Agency recently approved a first-ever randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to study the use of botanical (“whole plant”) marijuana (rather than an extract made thereof) to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans. DEA’s granting of a Schedule I license for the study allows researchers to purchase research-grade cannabis from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for […]

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A three-year-old Queensland girl given cannabis oil by her father in 2014 to treat aggressive stomach cancer has died. The man, who was fined in Brisbane’s Supreme Court in March, has posted on his Facebook page that his daughter passed away “peacefully” early on Monday morning. The 32-year-old man pleaded guilty to supplying the drug […]

TORONTO – A group comprised of doctors, patients, health charities and scientists is urging Ottawa to invest $25 million over the next five years for research into the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. In a report released Wednesday, the Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable highlighted the lack of reliable, peer-reviewed Canadian-based research […]

Governor Bentley poses for a photo after signing law. These advocates have joined other families in fighting for the passage of Leni’s Law. (Photo: Jody Mitchell) MONTGOMERY, Ala.  On Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley signed Leni’s Law, which decriminalizes non-high inducing marijuana oil for people coping with debilitating seizures. The House and Senate overwhelmingly passed HB61 […]

TORONTO — A group comprised of doctors, patients, health charities and scientists is urging Ottawa to invest $25 million over the next five years for research into the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. In a report released Wednesday, the Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable highlighted the lack of reliable, peer-reviewed Canadian-based research […]

COLUMBUS Ga. – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed a bill that allows people with debilitating medical conditions to use cannabis oil. The bill, known as Leni’s Law, expands on a bill that passed two years ago, known as Carly’s Law. That bill authorized a UAB study on using cannabis oil to treat people with […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs treaty. The statement came in response to a direct […]

COLUMBUS Ga. – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed a bill that allows people with debilitating medical conditions to use cannabis oil. The bill, known as Leni’s Law, expands on a bill that passed two years ago, known as Carly’s Law. That bill authorized a UAB study on using cannabis oil to treat people with […]