Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

New Jersey Governor Signs Law Allowing Sick Children Access to Medical Marijuana

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a measure that allows sick children to more easily access edible medical marijuana, CNN reports. …

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s Support of Medical Marijuana Sparks Debate

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s announcement last week that he now supports medical marijuana has sparked a debate among drug policy experts. He wrote an online piece, “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed,” which promoted his documentary, “Weed,” that ran on CNN Sunday night. …

“G-Pen” Vaporizer Used for Medical Marijuana Becoming Popular With Teens

A device used for medical marijuana, called the “G-Pen,” is becoming popular with teens, MyFoxNY reports. …

Patients Seeking Medical Marijuana Recommendations from Doctors Have Long Wait

People seeking a doctor who will write a recommendation for medical marijuana often have a long wait. MarketWatch reports in Massachusetts, many patients have been waiting since the state’s medical marijuana law took effect in January. …

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Washington, D.C. Opens This Week

Capital City Care, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington, D.C., opened this week. It is located about one mile north of the U.S. Capitol, according to The Huffington Post. …

Medical Marijuana Industry Faces Off Against Advocates for Full Legalization

Medical marijuana trade associations, dispensary owners and advocacy groups are concerned that full legalization of the drug will negatively impact their industry, according to Politico. …

Experts Debate Safety of Medical Marijuana for Children

Experts are debating the safety of medical marijuana for children, NBC News reports. A number of states allow doctors to recommend a type of cannabis that doesn’t produce a high for children with conditions including cancer, seizures and autism. …

Doctors Shouldn’t Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Teens with Chronic Pain: Mayo Clinic

Doctors should not prescribe medical marijuana to teens with chronic pain, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Marijuana can lead to some negative short-term side effects, including impaired concentration, fatigue and slower reaction times, they write in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. …

Poll: 76% of Doctors Approve of Medical Marijuana for Advanced Cancer Pain

A poll of doctors finds 76 percent say they would approve of the use of medical marijuana to treat pain in an older woman with advanced breast cancer. …

Michigan Researchers to Start Government-Funded Medical Marijuana Study

Researchers at the University of Michigan will try to document the impact of medical marijuana, with a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. …