The Drug Enforcement Administration discloses plans to decide on changing the federal status of marijuana in the next few months, potentially reclassifying it from a Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 drug. The move is seen to help researchers better study the potential uses of medical cannabis.(Photo : Evan Amos | Wikimedia Commons) Through a letter […]

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 […]