Category: medical marijuana

Study Finds Cannabis is Effective for Treating Tourette’s Patients

AP In many states where medical marijuana is legal, one of the many listed qualifying conditions is Tourette Syndrome. The illness is a neurological disorder that causes tics, OCD, and ADD-like tendencies among other issues. While there is no cure for Tourette’s, there are some therapies that prove effective in minimizing symptoms – and one of the most effective treatments with the fewest side effects appears to be medical marijuana. A recent study published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences found that Tourette’s patients who used marijuana found a reduction in their symptoms – so the clinic started...

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Medical Marijuana Regulations Bill Signed by Florida Governor, Yet Problems Remain

Getty Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott finally signed a bill that puts regulations in place for Amendment 2, the measure voters in the state approved last November; a measure that greatly expanded the state’s small medical marijuana program. The path to those regulations was a long and contentious one. And the battle is far from over. “This is a good day for sick and suffering Floridians. The signing of this law provides a framework for the future of our state’s medical marijuana system and while it is far from perfect, it will begin providing access to patients,” said...

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Mexico Has Officially Legalized Medical Marijuana

The United States is now the only North American country to fully enforce prohibition of cannabis, now that Mexico has officially joined Canada in allowing the legal use, cultivation and sale of medical marijuana. The decree that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed this week classifies THC and marijuana as “therapeutic” and will leave all regulatory provisions up to the Ministry of Health. This law has been in the works for some time – after a 2016 public comment period where President Peña Nieto came to understand why medical marijuana needed to be legalized, and why prohibition must end....

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