Medical News

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.

The study of marijuana as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has faced a number of hurdles. Here, a production assistant examines marijuana plants. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Following years of bureaucratic hurdles, the first Food and Drug Administration-approved, randomized controlled trial on cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is set to begin this summer.

 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 state map with marijuana leaf
 
When medical cannabis goes on sale for the first time in Minnesota next week, the stores that sell it will have decidedly clinical atmospheres.

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.

Image of New Zeland teenager Alex Renton/TVNZ

TVNZ.co.nz ~

The family of a New Zealand teenager, who has been in a coma for weeks, believes cannabis oil could save their son – but they need a law change.

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