Category Archives: MEDICINAL

Watch the medical marijuana Super Bowl ad banned by CBS

Photo by David Downs A Super Bowl advertisement detailing how cannabis can save lives has been rejected by CBS, but viewers can judge the controversial clip for themselves. The commercial, produced by Acreage Holdings, focuses on three people who depend on medical marijuana to improve their daily quality of life. It explains how a young […]

New Jersey approves medical marijuana as treatment for opioid addiction

Prescription painkiller addicts can now seek medical cannabis as a form of treatment in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday announced that opioid addiction will be added to the list of qualifying conditions that allows residents to obtain medical marijuana, reports NJ.com. The state will also eliminate a prior authorization requirement for Medicaid […]

Kentucky lawmakers introduce bipartisan medical marijuana bill

A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a new bill to legalize the medical use of cannabis, reports WKYT News. House Bill 136 will ensure that medical marijuana will be available for up to 60,000 Kentuckians. Medical cannabis would be regulated by the Department of Public Protection’s Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The state-run […]

U.S. Virgin Islands governor signs bill to legalize medical marijuana

(photo via Wikimedia Commons) Yet another American territory has decided to end its long-lasting prohibition on medical cannabis. The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Gov. Albert Bryan on Thursday signed the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act, allowing residents to consume and possess marijuana for therapeutic purposes, reports the Marijuana Moment. Patients will be able […]

Thailand lawmakers approve medical marijuana legalization

Thailand is now poised to become the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize the licensed medical use of marijuana, reports the Associated Press. The country’s military-appointed National Legislative Assembly approved medical cannabis legislation this week with a vote of 166 to 0, with no votes objecting to the motion. There were 13 members who abstained […]

‘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 […]