Michigan Expands Medical Marijuana Program To Include PTSD

Michigan is the eighth state to include post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition qualifying patients for medical marijuana use.

This image provided by the Bay Area News Group shows cloned marijuana plants that are for sale at Harborside Health Center on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Aric Crabb, Bay Area News Group)

Good news for Michigan residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder: as of Tuesday, PTSD is officially on the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. The announcement that PTSD is now an accepted medical condition came from Steve Arwood, director of the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory

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HIV/AIDS Cure May Be Found In Marijuana: Study

“It is even more evidence of our need for the government to stop punishing patients for using this relatively safe and non-toxic treatment method … “

Curtis Rood,36, a Cohen House resident with limited mobility, smokes marijuana with the assistance of another resident on Sunday, Nov. 30,1997 in San Francisco. Cohen House provides an assisted living environment for individuals with the AIDS virus. Most of the residents use marijuana for its medicine benefits in alleviating nausua, pain, and helping to stimulate the appetite. Curtis' parrot and self proclaimed best friend, Kona, rests on his shoulder while in the backyard of Cohen House. (AP photo/Julie Stupsker)

For years, many Americans with HIV/AIDS have used medical marijuana to relieve some common symptoms associated with the illness such as nausea, vomiting and appetite loss. Now, a new study published last week in the journal AIDS Researcher and Human Retroviruses found that a daily dosage of marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol,

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DC Decriminalizes Weed More Than A Decade After Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The law removes criminal penalties for those in possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and replaces them with a $25 civil fine, much like a parking ticket.

Although medical marijuana has been legalized in Washington, D.C. since 1998, the drug had  never been decriminalized in our nation’s capital until Tuesday, when the D.C. Council passed a measure that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. In other words, before Tuesday, any possession of marijuana was punishable by up to six

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Death By Marijuana? Not Possible, Experts Say

“There’s no known dose of cannabis that could kill a human,” Dr. Alan Shackelford said.

Uruguay Marijuana

Controversy has once again ensued over whether a person can die from consuming too much marijuana, after British pathologist Dr. Kudair Hussein ruled that 31-year-old Gemma Moss died this past October from “cannabis poisoning” after smoking half a joint. According to local news reports, friends of Moss said she smoked half a joint every night to

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NFL Encouraged To Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana legalization advocates are touting the safety of marijuana, not only compared to alcohol, but to the game of football itself.

Bryan Weinman is pictured with two of his "Stoner Bowl" T-shirts in southeast Denver on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Jokingly dubbed Smoke-a-Bowl, Bud Bowl, Stoner Bowl, this year’s Super Bowl has become a high-stakes opportunity for marijuana legalization advocates to fix some misconceptions Americans have about marijuana, since both teams are from states where the substance is legal for recreational use. On Tuesday, five billboards advocating for the NFL to

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Challenges to Food Stamp Programs Highlight Lingering Suspicions Of Abuse

The Democrats compromise — or concessions — reflect a “playing-out” of the suspicions and concerns the Republicans have read into the SNAP program.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Tuesday rejected the privacy provision that keeps the retailer’s payment from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program secret. Responding to a denial of a Freedom of Information Act request from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the suit sought a reversal on the grounds that SNAP reimbursements are

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