Medical News

Heather Shuker comforts her daughter Hannah, 12, after a series of seizures. Photo: Lex Talamo, News21
Jayson Chesler and Alexa Ard, News21 ~ via USAToday.com ~
 
Research on marijuana’s potential for medicinal use has been hampered for years by federal restrictions, even though nearly half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana in some form.

Toni Richard hugs her son Tyler, 14, at home. Tyler has been on medical marijuana for a year. (Photo: Siobhan McAndrew/RGJ)
 
A year ago it was hard to even count how many seizures Tyler Richard would have in one day.

Cannabis oil extract 3.5 grams in oral syringe with package container. Image: Stephen Charles Thompson via Wikimedia Commons.
 
Last month, the Texas Department of Public Safety released proposed rules for growing, manufacturing and dispensing cannabis oil.

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Jonathan Oosting ~ Mlive.com

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Review Panel voted Friday to recommend adding autism as a qualifying condition fit for treatment under the state law.

Cannabis buds on display in a Denver dispensary. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
With the widespread availability of marijuana in recent years thanks to its legalization in a growing number of states, there has been increasing concern about the long-term health consequences on teens who might be able to get easier access to it illegally.

A view from the street of the Empire State Building. Image: Mouseymilkman via Wikimedia Commons
 
The New York Department of Health is expected to announce either Thursday or Friday which five companies it has selected to award licenses to grow medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act.

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