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Today, on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) addressed the serious opioid abuse epidemic across America, highlighting medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive prescription opioids in treating chronic pain. In his remarks, Representative Blumenauer called for further reforms to our medical marijuana laws, including making sure our […]

Congressman Blumenauer: Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Abuse Epidemic


  ATLANTA — A quick prayer prepared a group of parents to — very publicly — break the law. “The governor has asked us to break federal law, the governor has asked us to break another state’s law,” parent Vince Seivert said. A room full of parents who have kids they […]

Parents plan to publicly break law to get medical marijuana


A bill to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law moves out of a key committee, but without a provision for cultivation that has left parents upset. Shannon Cloud, whose 10-year-old daughter Alaina suffers from Dravet syndrome and has severe seizures, worries many parents will continue to risk breaking federal law to […]

Georgia – House committee approves revised medical marijuana bill



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah state senators gave preliminary approval Monday to a medical marijuana proposal that would legalize edible, vapor and topical pot products. Lawmakers voted 15-13 to advance the bill, saying the measure could help those with certain debilitating conditions who have not found relief through other medications. […]

Broad Utah medical marijuana bill gets prelim Senate OK on ...


Thousands of critically ill New Yorkers have struggled to access medical marijuana, and some doctors are saying state Department of Health failures are keeping the potentially life-saving drug out of reach. The state agency mishandled regulations on how doctors certify marijuana patients, including thousands in the Lower Hudson Valley suffering from serious […]

Patients struggle to get medical marijuana in New York


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