By BRIAN RESNICK for National Journal Hemp oil, used to treat neurological disorders, comes from the cannabis plant. But don’t call it medical marijuana. “People associate medical and recreational marijuana with THC, with a street drug, and with getting high,” Paige Figi says on a recent phone call. “This has
Rep. Paul Ryan joins GOP-led effort that would legalize hemp, low-THC cannabis. A majority of states now allow residents to use compounds from low-THC cannabis as medicine, but growing the plants remains a federal crime and in some states parents of epileptic children risk losing them by using the non-intoxicating
Meet Julie Falco, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. After using prescription medication unsuccessfully to treat her condition for years, she discovered that marijuana brownies gave her substantial relief from her suffering with no unwanted side effects. She got off her prescription medications and now relies solely on medical cannabis to treat
A new Senate medical marijuana bill called the the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act was proposed Tuesday; it promises to change the way the federal government classifies and treats the use of medical marijuana. Three Senators, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Rand Paul introduced the bill. It
According to a recent article from the Pew Research Center, attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Their recent data, along with historical figures from Gallup and the General Social Survey, reveal how views have shifted about the drug
For those who believe in marijuana and cannabis freedom, the future has never been brighter. Right now there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians? If it weren’t we
Full length investigative documentary covering a variety of topics related to marijuana prohibition and use. Very informative presentation on the history of prohibition and the injustice involved. (Language warning – Joe Rogan drops a few F bombs long the way…) Lengthy, but definitely worth watching.