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Marijuana Medicine’s Near-Miraculous Healing Powers Require the Whole Plant—Not Just One Oil Extract

CBD-only laws are a pretext to extend marijuana prohibition under the guise of ‘protecting the children.’ By Martin A. Lee / AlterNet A version of this article was originally published on the Pediatric Cannabis Therapy website. Ever since marijuana was banned by the federal government in the 1930s, proponents of prohibition have insisted that cannabis must remain illegal to protect America’s children. “Protecting the children” continues to be the calculated cornerstone of anti-marijuana propaganda, the cynical centerpiece of the war on drugs. How ironic, then, that today thousands of families in the United States are desperately seeking cannabis remedies to...

CBD-only laws are a pretext to extend marijuana prohibition under the guise of ‘protecting the children.’ By Martin A. Lee / AlterNet A version of this article was originally published on the Pediatric Cannabis Therapy website. Ever since marijuana was...

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Republican Lawmaker Risking Felony Charge To Get Sick People Medical Marijuana

by Steve Birr A Republican lawmaker in Georgia is risking arrest and felony charges for distributing marijuana oils to residents suffering from debilitating conditions. Georgia Rep. Allen Peake is the leader of a statewide distribution network that sidesteps the law to get medical marijuana to residents who need it. Georgia has a medical marijuana program, which Peake helped expand in 2015, allowing registered patients to posses cannabis oil with low levels of THC. The law bars anyone from growing, purchasing or importing marijuana from another state, reports AZ Family. Peake, a pro-life Christian, said he is motivated by the...

by Steve Birr A Republican lawmaker in Georgia is risking arrest and felony charges for distributing marijuana oils to residents suffering from debilitating conditions. Georgia Rep. Allen Peake is the leader of a statewide distribution network that sidesteps the...

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23 Health Benefits Of Marijuana

by Jennifer Welsh and Kevin Loria States around the country — more than 20 in total — have legalized medical marijuana. Experts have been changing their minds too — recently, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reversed his opinion on medical marijuana. While recreational pot usage is controversial, many people agree with Gupta’s new stance, and believe that the drug should be legal for medical uses. And even though the benefits of smoking pot may be overstated by advocates of marijuana legalization, new laws will help researchers study the drug’s medicinal uses and better understand how it impacts the...

by Jennifer Welsh and Kevin Loria States around the country — more than 20 in total — have legalized medical marijuana. Experts have been changing their minds too — recently, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reversed his opinion...

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Can you use medical marijuana for cancer treatment?

There are a few things more frightening in life than being diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, medical marijuana can be an effective treatment for cancer symptoms and a good alternative to many drugs currently being used. It can help with prostate cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer and more. At the same time, it helps in alleviating symptoms that are associated with traditional cancer treatment such as nausea and vomiting. However, many people do not know this because the medical benefits of marijuana are overshadowed by its stigma. A Unique Healing Compound Marijuana is...

There are a few things more frightening in life than being diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, medical marijuana can be an effective treatment for cancer symptoms and a good alternative to many drugs currently being used. It can help with...

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Medical Marijuana Helped Me Survive Cancer Treatment

By Jeanette Bokland Last November, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many others in similar circumstances, I’ve tackled much of it with humor and a positive attitude and loads of pharmaceuticals with varying unpleasant side effects. It has been an epic battle involving a double mastectomy, radiation therapy, breast reconstruction (a process which left me miserably uncomfortable every single minute), and chemotherapy — endless needles pumping foreign liquids into my body leaving me weak and nauseous and horribly depressed for days afterward. At one point, many months into my treatment, I was ready to quit. There are no...

By Jeanette Bokland Last November, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many others in similar circumstances, I’ve tackled much of it with humor and a positive attitude and loads of pharmaceuticals with varying unpleasant side effects. It has...

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on June 2, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

‘Medical’ Marijuana: 10 Health Benefits That Legitimize Legalization

By Dave Smith @red Prescription drugs kill about 100,000 people in the world each year. Off the top of your head, do you know how many deaths are caused by using marijuana, either medicinally or recreationally? “There are no deaths from cannabis use. Anywhere. You can’t find one,” said Dr. Lester Grinspoon, professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School. Believe it: In 10,000 years of known use of cannabis, there’s never been a single death attributed to marijuana. “I’ve heard you have to smoke something like 15,000 joints in 20 minutes to get a toxic amount of delta-9 tetrahydrocannibinol,” said...

By Dave Smith @red Prescription drugs kill about 100,000 people in the world each year. Off the top of your head, do you know how many deaths are caused by using marijuana, either medicinally or recreationally? “There are no...

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8 Miraculous Medical Marijuana Survival Stories

Meet the eight inspiring souls who say cannabis saved their lives. By Jodie Gummow / AlterNet If there weren’t already enough good reasons to legalize pot, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from debilitating illnesses, as the following inspirational stories suggest, may prove to be the most convincing argument yet. Weed Geek reveals the heart-felt triumphs of those who claim medical marijuana miraculously saved their lives. 1.         Rick Simpson Rick Simpson is known for inventing hemp-oil medicine that he claims treated his own skin cancer after he was a ‘chemical zombie’ from all the drugs he had...

Meet the eight inspiring souls who say cannabis saved their lives. By Jodie Gummow / AlterNet If there weren’t already enough good reasons to legalize pot, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from...

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Medical Marijuana

One of the most egregious outcomes of marijuana prohibition is that many sick people cannot legally access the medicine that works best for them. The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is committed to legalizing marijuana at the state and federal levels and improving medical marijuana programs to better protect patients’ rights and access to medicine. Current Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S. 2016 Initiative Results Election Day was a watershed moment for the movement to end marijuana prohibition — no other reform was approved by so many citizens on so many ballots this year. Legalization initiatives prevailed in four out...

One of the most egregious outcomes of marijuana prohibition is that many sick people cannot legally access the medicine that works best for them. The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is committed to legalizing marijuana at the state and federal...

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Health Benefits Of Medical Marijuana: 3 Major Ways Cannabis Helps Sick People Live Normal Lives

by Anthony Rivas To say that marijuana’s making a comeback would be an understatement. Since California enacted a medical marijuana law in 1996, 20 other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit, with eight of them passing laws in the past four years alone. Two of them — Washington and Colorado — have even passed full-blown legalization of the drug. And none of that includes the many states that are currently in the process, such as New York and Minnesota. This huge shift in public opinion can be credited, in large part, to a wide range of...

by Anthony Rivas To say that marijuana’s making a comeback would be an understatement. Since California enacted a medical marijuana law in 1996, 20 other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit, with eight of them passing...

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