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By: Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC My experience has been that patients who are coming to cannabis for the first time have complex medical histories.  Some have tried everything under the sun, with little to no relief.  Others are taking a long list of medications, including over the counter and […]

Why Nurses are Vital to the Medical Cannabis Community


TALLAHASSEE — In the two years since the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing highly restricted use of medical marijuana to help people with seizures, the measure remains in regulatory limbo with more questions than answers. The low-potency marijuana allowed under the Compassionate Cannabis Act of 2014 is not getting […]

Florida medical marijuana measure remains at standstill


At the news conference, Libertas Institute president Connor Boyack and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill urged lawmakers to come up with a medical marijuana program. Gill said medical marijuana legalization is part of a wider rethinking of a criminal justice system that has often punished people for mental illness […]

Utah – Medical marijuana gets another shot



The annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society took place in early December, and the largest study presented confirmed the astounding benefits of medical cannabis to treat seizures. Epilepsy affects one in 26 Americans, “with one-third having a form of the condition that resists treatment or effective management.” Children and […]

Landmark Study Confirms Marijuana Extract Is Amazing Aid to Prevent ...


CHICAGO – A statewide coalition plans to launch a social media campaign to press Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration to expand the medical marijuana pilot program to more patients. The advocacy group’s campaign will use the hashtag slogan #ApproveThe8. The eight conditions are autism, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, PTSD and four […]

Illinois patients push for medical marijuana expansion


Bearman began with a 45-minute lecture on the history of  drug consumption,  beginning with Zoroastrian rituals and ending with GW Pharmaceuticals’ 2014 medical trials of Epidiolex, a liquid form of Cannabidiol used to treat epilepsy.  Bearman said the history of cannabis use can help people understand modern policy and culture […]

Dr. David Bearman Talks History, Uses of Cannabis