Articles Tagged with medical marijuana

Disabled Oklahoma Veteran Facing Life In Prison For Using Marijuana To Treat PTSD

Kristoffer Lewandowski

Kristoffer Lewandowski, 33, is a disabled U.S. Marine who was honorably discharged for medical reasons after multiple tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The father-of-three suffered severe post-traumatic stress disorder following his tours of duty and was prescribed numerous pharmaceutical drugs. However, the Marine veteran began using medical marijuana to deal with his… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets OK From Texas House Committee

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Marijuana legalization may soon occur in Texas. A bill requesting approval for full pot legalization on “religious grounds” has passed a government hurdle many felt was unlikely. Texas Republican State Representative David Simpson supports marijuana legalization and is championing the bill. The Longview area representative has argued that because marijuana comes from God and therefore… Read more »

Cancer Patient Given 18 Months To Live, Cured By Cannabis Oil

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David Hibbitt had cancer and was given only 18 months to live. He had gone through arduous chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions prior to surgery to remove his large bowel in March, 2013, none of which were successful, according to Metro. He said the following, indicating that friends suggested that he try cannabis oil. “Friends had… Read more »

Government Agency Admits Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

Marijuana extracts can kill cancer cells, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The U.S. federal government research institute officially changed a page on their website citing what scientists from St. George University, London discovered in a recent marijuana study. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the agency’s mission is to… Read more »

Everybody Must Get Stoned: Medical Marijuana Recall In British Columbia

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Three strains of medical marijuana cultivated by licensed producer Tilray, based out of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, have been voluntarily recalled due to higher levels of bacteria than is considered acceptable by Health Canada, the company announced in a press release on March 20. The strains being recalled — Hybrid House Blend, Indica House Blend,… Read more »

DEA: Legalizing Medical Marijuana In Utah Will Lead To Stoned Rabbits

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A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent testified to a Utah legislative committee that legalizing marijuana in the Beehive State would lead to stoned rabbits, Death and Taxes is reporting. A Utah Senate committee heard testimony last week from DEA agent Matt Fairbanks. Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with very specific debilitating… Read more »

Marijuana For Depression: New Study Reveals Drug As Viable Treatment

Marijuana For Depression Could Be Next Medical Marijuana Benefit

Marijuana for depression may be the next cause that defenders of marijuana legalization latch on to after a new study has indicated the drug could be a viable form of treatment. Huffington Post reports that neuroscientists from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions found that “endocannabinoids — chemical compounds in the brain that… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization Won’t Open Door to Autism Research


On Tuesday, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia all voted to legalize recreational marijuana, bolstering the prediction of experts such as Harvard professor emeritus Lester Grinspoon, MD, who has declared the end of the seventy-year American prohibition of marijuana “inevitable.” But despite this growing acceptance — medical marijuana is available in nearly half the… Read more »