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 […]

New research shows chronic marijuana smokers – those who use cannabis four or more days a week for many years – are more likely to wind up in a lower “social and economic class” than their parents. The study found chronic marijuana smokers were more likely to be poorly paid. Photo: 123RF Researchers at the […]

Carrie Feibel | Houston Public MediaGloria and Ascencion Rodriguez, Jr., with Grace Scout, 3, who suffers severe epilepsy related to Dravet syndrome. The battle over medical marijuana, particularly when it involves children, has often been more about sentiment than science. But now researchers have results from the country’s first clinical trial using the drug for […]

An international team of researchers has released a study showing the negative effects of marijuana use on an individual’s socioeconomic status: [T]his study provides evidence that many persistent cannabis users experience downward socioeconomic mobility and a wide range of associated problems. Individuals with a longer history of cannabis dependence (or of regular cannabis use) were […]

As we assess what the Georgia General Assembly accomplished in its now-concluded 40-day session, one key bill that didn’t get passed was a missed opportunity to help many in our state: The push to expand availability of a cannabis oil derivative for those who endure seizure disorders. The bill would have allowed for the medicine’s […]

Caption +Jennifer Mulson staff mug Thursday, June 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette The legalization of marijuana is adding another dimension to massage therapy. At least two local clinics offer cannabis-infused lotions, creams and oils during massages in place of the usual offerings. Rian Gufarotti and Zebrina Piper, co-owners of Natural Therapeutics Massage and Wellness, […]

A British pharmaceutical company said a study shows that a cannabis-based drug may dramatically reduce seizures in patients with a specific type of epilepsy. Cannabis oil has been used to treat children with epilepsy for years in the state of Colorado, where marijuana is legal. CCTV America’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports from Denver. It’s been a […]

There’s a new report out on longtime marijuana use. And it’s bad news for habitual stoners. In summary: The more pot you smoke, the more apt you are to be a loser. And it’s not so much that losers toke weed. It’s that toking a lot of weed over several years turns someone into a […]