Marijuana News Roundup


Keeping you up to date on federal and state policy changes and other news from the world of cannabis. Massachusetts Mayor Charged WIth Extorting Marijuana Businesses   Fall River, Massachusetts, Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested on charges he conspired to extort $600,000 from a ... Read More

Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Addiction


A new study found that 26% of pain patients who were dependent on opioids were able to get off them completely by using medical marijuana. The pilot study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, examined ... Read More

The Best Medical Marijuana Strains for Arthritis


The pain of a chronic condition like arthritis is one of the most common reasons people turn to medical marijuana for relief. Arthritis or chronic pain is a qualifying medical condition for medical marijuana in 36 states.  There are two main types of arthritis, both characterized ... Read More

Best Marijuana Strains for Depression 


Clinically depressed people lose the ability to enjoy and engage in life, making even the smallest tasks seem overwhelming. Thankfully, certain strains of cannabis medicine can be very effective in treating both depression and anxiety, an associated condition. Even for people who are not ... Read More

California Hospice Patients Can’t Legally Use Marijuana on Site


The Governor of California “begrudgingly” vetoed a bill that would have required certain health care centers, including hospice facilities, to allow terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana on site. Governor Gavin Newsom lamented his decision, which he said he was forced to ma ... Read More

Best Medical Marijuana Strains for Fibromyalgia


There’s a lot going on in your noggin. A complex interplay of chemical messengers keeps your brain functioning optimally. But for people with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder of central nervous system processing, the normal flow of these chemicals gets disrupted.  Click her ... Read More

California Students Can Take Medical Marijuana in School


California became the ninth state to allow K-12 students to take medical marijuana in school. The California law requires that a prescription be on file at the school, and that a parent administer the marijuana, which cannot be in smokable or vapable form, according to the Sacramento Bee. ... Read More

East Coast Farm First to Cultivate Marijuana Outdoors


A Maryland farm is the first on the East Coast to successfully grow marijuana outdoors for legal sale, a difficult feat in this humid, variable climate.  East Coast growers typically use warehouses and greenhouses, unlike their West Coast counterparts, but growing outdoors in the sun ... Read More

Best Strains of Cannabis for Migraines


Best Strains of Cannabis for Migraines Migraine headaches cause severe pain that can last for hours or even days on end. Most migraine sufferers have one or two attacks per month, but the unfortunate minority who suffer chronic daily migraine can have 15 or more headaches a month. ... Read More

Doctor Hands Out Medical Marijuana Registrations on the Road


One psychiatrist in Missouri is bringing medical marijuana to the people. Rather than having patients make appointments with her, she took her “cannabus” on the road, registering people where they live. According to the psychiatrist, Zinia Thomas, MD, she’s registered thousands of p ... Read More

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