Medical News

Now 25, West Des Moines resident Margaret Gaer was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome eight years ago but has been fighting the seizures that come with the disease since she was born. In an effort to help their daughter any way they can, Sally and her husband Steve Gaer have turned to cannabis oil for treatment. (Brian Powers/The Register)
 
A Colorado company that has gained national attention for developing “Charlotte’s Web” hemp oil for epilepsy patients has started mailing it to customers in Iowa.

State of Georgia MMJ Card: Photo: CBS46.com
 
BROOKHAVEN, GA (CBS46) - For the first time, Georgia families are picking up state-issued cards that allow them to legally possess cannabis oil as a treatment for certain medical conditions.

Dr. Ray Estacio, a member of the Colorado Board of Health, confers with Deborah Nelson, board administrator, during testimony to add post-traumatic disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana during a hearing before the board in Denver. (David Zalubowski, AP)
Electa Draper~ Denver Post ~

Colorado declines to become 10th state to include condition in medical marijuana program.

 Bear Westerlind, an employee at the medical marijuana dispensary Kaya Shack, displays different types of marijuana flowers sold at the shop in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)
 
A new study looks at the potential, positive impact of medical marijuana as a treatment for chronic pain.

Minnesota map and marijuana leaf
 
State officials expect enrollment to keep growing; 276 patients are already certified.

Florida state map/medical marijuana
Sheldon Gardner ~ St. Augustine Record
 
A local nursery is being considered for a license from the state’s health department,  to grow a cannabis strain that’s been used to treat a variety of medical ailments.

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