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Parents find sugar can treat kids’ disease – WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Big wooden planters full of ripe tomatoes. Homemade pickles. Over good wine and grilled steak at the home of Chris and Hugh Hempel, in the hills around Reno, Nevada, the conversation turns to biomedical research and genetics. It’s a reminder of the path that the Hempels have walked for eight years, of a world thatContinue Reading

Marijuana Poisoning Incidents Spike in Washington State

Marijuana Poisoning Incidents Spike in Washington State

Reuters Health Information By Victoria Cavaliere November 19, 2014 SEATTLE (Reuters) – Marijuana exposure incidents, or “pot poisonings,” have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said on Tuesday appears to be linked to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry. Marijuana exposures are defined as any situation where an adultContinue Reading

Vape: Oxford’s 2014 Word of the Year – TIME

Vape: Oxford’s 2014 Word of the Year – TIME

A salesman waits for customers as he enjoys an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on April 24, 2014 in Miami. Joe Raedle—Getty Images Oxford’s editorial staff says the word is tied to this year’s big debates about health and society Oxford’s lexicographers keep watch over billions of words every month—from literary novels toContinue Reading

Marijuana patient sues after firm won’t hire her – seattlepi.com

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination. Christine Callaghan, who is studying textiles at the University of Rhode Island, sued Westerly-based Darlington FabricsContinue Reading

Study: Heavy pot smoking shrinks gray matter – Albuquerque Journal

Study: Heavy pot smoking shrinks gray matter – Albuquerque Journal

By Mike Bush / Journal Staff WriterPUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:02 am …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Longtime, chronic marijuana use causes significant abnormalities in brain function and structure – and perhaps lower IQ – according to a major new study conducted in part at the Mind Research Network on the campus of the University of NewContinue Reading

E-cigarette firm eyes franchising cannabis oil production method as more states … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

OKLAHOMA CITY — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington stateContinue Reading

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington Approve Recreational Use of Marijuana – Maine News

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington Approve Recreational Use of Marijuana – Maine News

Voters in three more states have approved medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. An Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is planning to build a national franchise network. It has been reported that marijuana is still illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D. C., gave approval on Tuesday to legalize theContinue Reading

Marijuana-Flavored E-Cigarettes Coming Soon? – American Live Wire

Marijuana-Flavored E-Cigarettes Coming Soon? – American Live Wire

Are marijuana-flavored e-cigarettes coming soon? Following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska and the legalization of medical marijuana in over a dozen other states, a retailer of e-cigarettes in Oklahoma is hoping to set up a national franchise featuring cannabis oil products. Smoking e-cigarettes/Image: VaporIsSexy Chip Paul, co-founder and CEOContinue Reading

Cannabis vaping may be next – The Detroit News

Cannabis vaping may be next – The Detroit News

TIM TALLEY, Associated Press 10:25 p.m. EST November 9, 2014 The growing availability of legal pot opens the door for Tulsa-based Palm Beach Vapors to market a method for producing a cannabis oil product that can be inhaled through a common e-cigarette, according to CEO and co-founder Chip Paul. (Photo: Gina Ferazzi , MCT )Continue Reading

E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market – Boston Globe

Comments OKLAHOMA CITY — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining WashingtonContinue Reading

E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market – The Seattle Times

OKLAHOMA CITY — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington stateContinue Reading

Marijuana-Flavored E-Cigarettes Could Become a Thing – The Utah People’s Post

Marijuana-Flavored E-Cigarettes Could Become a Thing – The Utah People’s Post

After Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use, voters in other states such as Oregon and Alaska joined in. Apart from them, more than a dozen states allow the use of medical marijuana, which remains illegal under federal drug laws in other U.S. states. And while this is going on,Continue Reading

Palm Beach Vapors Owner Seeks Patent for Cannabis Oil Vaping Product – Capital OTC

Palm Beach Vapors Owner Seeks Patent for Cannabis Oil Vaping Product – Capital OTC

By Evan Roberts / November 9, 2014 at 19:47 OKLAHOMA, November 9 – After state referendums have legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana, an Oklahoma-based e-cigarette retailer was encouraged to begin building a national franchise. Marijuana is still illegal under federal drug laws, however, Oregon, Washington and Alaska voters approved ballot measures for recreational marijuana useContinue Reading

E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market – KOMO News

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining WashingtonContinue Reading

E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market – Washington Post

By Associated Press November 9 at 10:58 AM OKLAHOMA CITY — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalizeContinue Reading

Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries Popping Up Around The Country – Diabetes Insider

Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries Popping Up Around The Country – Diabetes Insider

Health officials in Massachusetts have “mellowed out” a little bit when it comes to medicinal marijuana within the state. The change of heart has led to four new dispensaries for medical marijuana, including the first in the city of Boston. These most recently announced dispensaries include eleven others that were given the green light earlierContinue Reading

Boston Pot Dispensary And 3 Others Approved – WGBH NEWS

Massachusetts public health officials have given preliminary approval to four more medical marijuana dispensaries, including the first for Boston. Those announced Friday join 11 others approved earlier this year. All will go through final review before being granted licenses under the state’s 2012 medical marijuana law. The Boston facility is operated by Patriot Care Corp.,Continue Reading

Massachusetts gives a nod to Boston’s first marijuana dispensary – Capital Wired

Massachusetts gives a nod to Boston’s first marijuana dispensary – Capital Wired

The city of Boston will now be having its first marijuana dispensary very soon. Massachusetts state health officials approved the license of Patriot Care Corporation, to open Boston’s first marijuana dispensary for helping patients suffering from MS and epilepsy. The highly coveted license was approved on Friday and the facility will be operating in theContinue Reading

Boston’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Coming Soon – Beta Wired

Boston’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Coming Soon – Beta Wired

Boston will now have its first marijuana dispensary. State health officials approved the institutions that will be a run by Patriot Care Corporation. The highly coveted license was approved on Friday and the facility will be operating in the neighborhood of Downtown Crossing. Patriot Care Corp. had already been approved to open such a dispensaryContinue Reading

Massachusetts allows four medical marijuana dispensaries – WallStreet OTC

Massachusetts allows four medical marijuana dispensaries – WallStreet OTC

Massachusetts health officials have approved four more dispensaries of medical marijuana to run into the state including Boston where the first dispensary will be built. According to the reports, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has given provisional approval to three firms including Mass Medicum Corp., Coastal Compassion Inc. and Patriot Care Corp. to openContinue Reading

Massachusetts approves medical marijuana dispensaries in Boston, three other … – Tech Times

Massachusetts approves medical marijuana dispensaries in Boston, three other … – Tech Times

Massachusetts approves four more medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Boston gets its first dispensary, which will be operated by Patriot Care Corp.(Photo : David Trawin) Massachusetts health officials have shown green light to four more medical marijuana dispensaries in the state including the first in Boston. The state’s Department of Public Health has givenContinue Reading

4 More Mass. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Approved – WBUR

4 More Mass. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Approved BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has given three companies provisional approval to open four medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Patriot Care Corp., which already has a Lowell dispensary in the works, was approved for dispensaries at 21 Milk Street in Boston and 7 LegionContinue Reading

First US medical Marijuana dispensary in Boston now opens to the public – The Westside Story

First US medical Marijuana dispensary in Boston now opens to the public – The Westside Story

The residents of Downtown Crossing, Lowell, and Greenfield in Boston can now heave a sigh of relief following the license granted to Patriot Care Corporation to grow and dispense medical marijuana to patients in the state. There have been very stiff competition among various 100 companies over the years to have the license to dispenseContinue Reading

Massachusetts Dept of Health Gives Approval to Four Medical Marijuana … – Maine News Online

Massachusetts Dept of Health Gives Approval to Four Medical Marijuana … – Maine News Online

On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health approved the medical marijuana dispensary registrations in Boston, Fairhaven, Tanton and Greenfield. In January, the first 20 licenses were given a go-ahead. But later controversy came up with regard to the authenticity of the applications. The incident even drew criticism of the state’s grading process of approval.Continue Reading

State Approves Marijuana Dispensary in Boston, 3 other Locations – Headlines & Global News

State Approves Marijuana Dispensary in Boston, 3 other Locations – Headlines & Global News

By Nirajita Banerjee | Nov 08, 2014 06:23 AM EST State health officials approved a highly prized license Friday, allowing the first dispensary medical marijuana in the Boston. The officials selected Patriot Care Corporation to run the facility that will be located close to Downtown Crossing on 21 Milk Street. (Photo : Flickr) State healthContinue Reading

Marijuana dispensary soon to open in Boston – Beta Wired

Marijuana dispensary soon to open in Boston – Beta Wired

Patriot Care Corp finally got a license for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary after the approval of state health officials was released last Friday. The marijuana dispensary will operate in a facility near Downtown, Crossing. Patriot Care Corp also won licenses to operate in Lowell, Greenfield and Massachusetts. State officials also announced possible marijuana dispensariesContinue Reading

State OKs Patriot’s pot plan – The Recorder

State OKs Patriot’s pot plan – The Recorder

[unable to retrieve full-text content] WCVB Boston State OKs Patriot’s pot planThe RecorderGREENFIELD — Patriot Care Corp. is approaching the final hurdle to opening Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. The state Department of Public Health announced Friday Patriot Care has been approved to advance to the inspection phase.Mass. OKs 4 More Marijuana Dispensaries Boston,Continue Reading

Massachusetts OKs 4 More Marijuana Dispensaries Boston, Fairhaven … – NECN

Two years after voters approved medical marijuana, only 11 locations have been given the go ahead as of the beginning of the month. (Published Friday, Nov 7, 2014) Two years after Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana, a messy and controversy-plagued state approval process has led to several applicants being disqualified, including two in Boston, andContinue Reading

State allows 4 more pot dispensaries to go forward – SFGate

Updated 5:23 pm, Friday, November 7, 2014 BOSTON (AP) — State public health officials have given preliminary approval to four more medical marijuana dispensaries, including the first for Boston. Those announced Friday join 11 others approved earlier this year. All will go through final review before being granted licenses under the state’s 2012 medical marijuanaContinue Reading

State approves Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary – Boston Globe

Comments State health officials on Friday approved a highly coveted license for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, selecting Patriot Care Corp. to run a location near Downtown Crossing at 21 Milk St. The company, which was already set for a similar facility in Lowell, also won permission Friday for a Greenfield location, making it theContinue Reading

Boston’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approved – Boston.com

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday announced the approval of four medical marijuana dispensary registrations in the state. Dispensary applications were approved in Boston, Fairhaven, Tanton, and Greenfield. In Boston, Patriot Care Corp’s dispensary license for a Suffolk County location makes theirs the first Boston medical marijuana dispensary to be approved. “I amContinue Reading

Marijuana for Pediatric Seizures?

Marijuana for Pediatric Seizures?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Pediatric neurologists are being bombarded with questions from patients and families about medical marijuana, but they’re not convinced of the scientific evidence supporting its use in conditions such as intractable epilepsy. Even if they were, they’re somewhat confused about where they stand legally. But many think that the landscape is about toContinue Reading

Year 1 of Legal Marijuana: Lessons Learned in CO

Year 1 of Legal Marijuana: Lessons Learned in CO

By R. Scott RappoldWebMD Health News Nov. 6, 2014 — When the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in modern history began Jan. 1 in Colorado, it was a bold experiment fraught with unknowns. Would kids get easy access to the drug? Would stoned drivers make the highways more dangerous? Would drug addiction problems increase?Continue Reading

Voters Reject Doc Drug Tests, Medical Marijuana in State Races

Voters Reject Doc Drug Tests, Medical Marijuana in State Races

Yesterday’s midterm election, which put the Senate under Republican control, also spelled defeat for a controversial measure in California that would have mandated drug testing for physicians as well as lifted the state’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. That issue in California, superheated by more than $60 million in campaign contributions, wasContinue Reading

Republicans Take Senate, Will Take on ACA Again – WebMD

Republicans Take Senate, Will Take on ACA Again In a midterm election with many implications for health care, Republicans pulled off their expected takeover of the Senate, which they hope will enable them to rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even if they can’t repeal it outright. http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/article_thumbnails/video/postpartum_screening_video/69x75_postpartum_screening_video.jpg Nov. 5, 2014 — In a midtermContinue Reading

Republicans Take Senate, Will Take on ACA Again

In a mid-term election with many implications for healthcare, Republicans pulled off their expected takeover of the Senate, which they hope will enable them to rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even if they can’t repeal it outright. Republicans already were in control of the House before today, and preliminary election results show them gainingContinue Reading

Legal Marijuana Gets Major Test in OR, AK, and DC Ballots

Legal Marijuana Gets Major Test in OR, AK, and DC Ballots

Reuters Health Information November 04, 2014 (Reuters) – In a test for broader marijuana legalization efforts across the United States, voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states were casting ballots during national midterm elections on Tuesday to decide whether to legalize cannabis. Ballot measures in Oregon and Alaska would set up aContinue Reading

Brittany Maynard Brought Much-Needed Attention to Brain Cancer and … – Huffington Post

It’s been three years since my diagnosis of brain cancer. I live my life in the shadow of “stages,” like a rocket booster: explosive, progressive, lethal. First it was anaplastic ependymoma, then astrocytoma, now a full-blown GBM (glioblastoma multiforme). I’m five craniotomies in, plus weeks and weeks of radiation, multiple chemotherapies and, most recently, “alternativeContinue Reading

Initial Data on ‘Pharma Grade’ Cannabidiol in Epilepsy

Initial data from an open-label study in treatment-resistant epilepsy of pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol — the nonpsychoactive ingredient in marijuana that is believed to be responsible for its antiepileptic action — suggest that it reduces seizure rate by about 30%. The product, said to be 98% pure cannabidiol, in development under the brand name Epidiolex by GWContinue Reading

Colorado wants most edible marijuana banned – CBS News

Colorado wants most edible marijuana banned – CBS News

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. AP Photo/Brennan Linsley DENVER — Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges andContinue Reading

Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections – Reuters

Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections – Reuters

(Reuters) – Pot-infused brownies, candies and other confections that are “naturally attractive to children” should be banned, according to recommendations on Monday by Colorado health officials to a task force charged with drafting rules on marijuana edibles. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said edible marijuana products should instead be limited to “aContinue Reading

OncoBreak: Nipple Tattoos, Cannabis Biz, Medical Costs – MedPage Today

Oncology/Hematology Published: Oct 8, 2014 A breast cancer survivor talks about how a road trip that led to a 3-D nipple tattoo “helped me beat breast cancer.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Susan G. Komen has information on related activities that will occur around the country during the month. The first certification programContinue Reading

OncoBreak: Nipple Tattoos, Cannabis Biz, Medical Costs

Oncology/Hematology Published: Oct 8, 2014 A breast cancer survivor talks about how a road trip that led to a 3-D nipple tattoo “helped me beat breast cancer.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Susan G. Komen has information on related activities that will occur around the country during the month. The first certification programContinue Reading

Ways to waste cash: iPants, Ebola scams and start-up TV – Detroit Free Press

Ways to waste cash: iPants, Ebola scams and start-up TV – Detroit Free Press

Regulators roll out a list of warnings on oddball claims that can end up draining cash out of consumer wallets, including weight-loss promises and medical miracles. A Norm Thompson Outfitters outlet is at Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the company to pay $230,000 in a settlement over shapewear.(Photo:Continue Reading

1000 veterans line up for free marijuana at Operation Grow4Vets event in … – The Denver Channel

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado Springs hotel. The “Grow 4 Vets” giveaway aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications. The Gazette reports that veterans were given a bag of items that included cannabis oil, anContinue Reading

Marijuana legal but often scarce in Washington state – USA TODAY

Marijuana legal but often scarce in Washington state – USA TODAY

Security guard Chris Swanson takes down the flag outside Seattle marijuana store Cannabis City on Sept. 23, signifying the store has run out of flower or “bud,” and only has less-desirable products available.(Photo: Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY) SEATTLE – A little more than two months after Washington launched recreational marijuana sales, you’d be hard pressed toContinue Reading

MS Spasticity Responds to Marijuana Extract

BOSTON — A new study finds measurable benefit on lower-limb spasticity in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) with a tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol (THC-CBD) oromucosal spray (Sativex, GW Pharmaceuticals). “Our findings confirm the clinical beneficial effects of the combination of THC and CBD on MS spasticity, with improvement on the modified Ashworth scale in the lower limbs,Continue Reading

Hundreds Of Veterans Receive Free Marijuana – Design & Trend

Hundreds Of Veterans Receive Free Marijuana – Design & Trend

Science (Photo : Getty Images/ Blend Images/John Lund/Sam Diephuis) Hundreds of United States military veterans received free marijuana on Saturday in Denver. The event was rather unusual and included medical marijuana as well as edible treats. Hundreds of vets lined up to get into the largest event ever hosted by a group called Operation Grow4Vets.Continue Reading

Veterans Given Free Pot in Denver to Relieve their Pain – Counsel & Heal

Veterans Given Free Pot in Denver to Relieve their Pain – Counsel & Heal

Operation Grow4Vets, which hosted the giveaway, aims to provide veterans an alternative option to prescription medications. (Photo : Flickr) According to a group from Denver, hundreds of military veterans were given free marijuana-infused products to help relieve their pain at an event titled the Denver Cannabis Giveaway. “We’re really here to help them with theirContinue Reading

Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot in Denver – Fox News

Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot in Denver – Fox News

FILE: Nov. 8, 2012: Marijuana plants flourish under the lights at a grow house in Denver. (AP) DENVER – Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain. Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans anContinue Reading