WICHITA — A Wichita mother is making one final push for an alternative treatment for her daughter who suffers from epileptic seizures. Tracy Robles has been pleading with Kansas lawmakers for years to allow those with cancer or rare illnesses like her daughter to have medicine that’s currently illegal in the state. Sofie, 7, has […]

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A marijuana-based drug has effectively treated children who suffer from a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome in its first clinical trial, the drug’s manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday. In a major victory for patients and legalization advocates, Epidiolex — a drug derived from a non-psychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol […]

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Irregular sleep patterns can release endocannabinoids and induce the munchies in a similar way that cannabis does.  A randomized crossover study indicated that losing sleep disrupts the satiety hormone, the “feeling full” hormone. Brain chemistry can explain how both the munchies and how sleep deprivation may cause similar eating patterns. Erin Hanlon led a team […]

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Researchers believe medical cannabis could possibly help treat cancer as well as a number of related symptoms. In a study published on Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, experts from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Alpert Medical School of Brown University observed several potential benefits for cancer patients who use medical marijuana. “Marijuana […]

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By Valerie Lapointe Habitual marijuana use may inhibit the brain from maturing properly, according to on-going research conducted by a team of scientists at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. Kuei Tseng, associate professor of molecular pharmacology,  reported Tuesday on preliminary findings from the research with rats. He stressed the need […]

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A Georgia mother is lobbying the Georgia state legislature to expand its medical marijuana laws to include cannabis oil for her autistic son. “Me and my husband would take hours on the weekends, taking turns holding him down,” said Rose Terlaje. Her son often experiences fits of rage during which he beats himself and has […]

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By The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — A medical marijuana dispensary in New Mexico has been fined for safety violations after an explosion badly burned two workers. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration spent about eight months investigating the July 23 explosion and found a total of 12 […]

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The use of cannabis among school-aged kids in Canada has steadily declined for 12 straight years, and usage is now at the lowest level since the 1980s. That’s just one finding from a comprehensive study, Health Behaviours of School-Aged Children, examining the health behaviours of kids from grades 6 to 10. Elizabeth Saewyc is a co-author […]

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FREDERICK, Md., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Green Leaf Medical, LLC, a prospective applicant for one of the Maryland Medical Cannabis cultivation and processing licenses, has just signed a research agreement with Dr. Maneesh Sharma and the… read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medical-cannabis-research-agreement-signed-in-maryland-300236386.html

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The big business of medical marijuana could soon get larger thanks to a clinical trial that has patients and investors very interested. Pharmaceutical company GW Pharma in a clinical trial was able to reduce convulsive seizures in children with the help of a marijuana-based drug. “It’s very positive,” Harborside General Manager Matt Smith said. “The […]

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