Category Archives: MEDICINAL

‘Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus launches fundraiser for pediatric medical marijuana patients

(photo courtesy Flickr.com/gageskidmore) Norman Reedus is taking some time off from being a crossbow-wielding zombie slayer to help kids in need of medical cannabis treatment. The popular star from AMC’s The Walking Dead television series recently started a fundraiser at SavingSophie.org to support expanding research into cannabinoid therapy for pediatric cancer, reports Marijuana Moment. Every […]

Three states vote to pass marijuana ballot measures

(photo by David Downs) Three states have voted to legalize either recreational or medical marijuana in this year’s midterm elections. Michigan became the 10th state state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults, while voters in both Missouri and Utah approved measures to legalize medical marijuana. “I think it’s safe to say […]

Illinois governor approves marijuana as an opioid alternative

(Photo via Drug Policy Alliance) Illinois lawmakers have expanded medical marijuana access to patients seeking a non-lethal alternative to prescription painkillers. The state’s Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Tuesday making cannabis an official replacement to opioids and easing the application process to qualify, reports the Chicago Tribune. “We’ve got to do everything we […]

Study: Marijuana can help reduce symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases

(Photo courtesy Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance) Patients suffering from common forms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) might find relief through cannabis treatment, according to a new study on mice. A study published on Monday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that gut inflammation is regulated by two important processes, which are constantly in flux. […]

Utah Mormons clash over medical marijuana legalization

(via Wikimedia Commons) As Utah moves closer to voting on a medical marijuana ballot this November, members of the Mormon church and its leaders are split on the issue. Mormon church leaders have become increasingly more outspoken against Utah’s Proposition 2 initiative as the vote approaches, the Los Angeles Times reports. More than 60 percent […]

UK legalizes marijuana for medical use

Medical patients in the United Kingdom will be allowed to obtain medical cannabis prescriptions for certain conditions. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Thursday that patients with qualifying conditions will be allowed treatment with cannabis-derived medicinal products, reports The Guardian. British lawmakers made the decision months after 12-year-old epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell was given […]