Medical News

 Veterans and their supporters march in Olympia to raise awareness of veterans PTSD and suicide issues. Steve Bloom/Staff Photographer
Jordan Schrader ~ The News Tribune ~
 
An overhaul of Washington State’s medical-marijuana system adds PTSD and traumatic brain injuries to the conditions a medical provider can cite in authorizing the drug.

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.

Medical Marijuana
 
There’s yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study.

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.

A Boulder marijuana company says its capsules are a breakthrough for medical marijuana patients. Photo: CBS4 Denver
 
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Boulder marijuana company says it has a new breakthrough for medical marijuana patients — a marijuana capsule that looks and acts more like traditional pharmaceuticals.

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

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