Number Of People In Illinois Allowed To Use Pot Increases

Some patients have had trouble getting a treating doctor in Illinois to recommend them to the program, the Chicago Sun-Times reported last month. But, in spite of that, new numbers released Wednesday show that 650 people were approved to use the medical product in 2014. About 1,800 people submitted some or all of the application,... more →
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Elated Mother Calls Medical Marijuana A “Miracle” For Her Ailing Son

Tamsin Gebhart calls Cannabidiol, or CBD, a ‘miracle drug’ because it has helped her ailing son who has Mowat Wilson Syndrome, a rare and debilitating disease, which can cause hundreds of seizures per day. Gebhart gives her son CBD oil capsules in his food twice a day. She says seizures are all but gone, and, the best... more →
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“Yes” Or “No” Vote Again By Lawmakers For Medical Marijuana Bill

Jagger suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease, which results in severe pain and dozens of seizures a day. This is the very reason why the medical marijuana bill will appear again one more time and, this time, more people like Jagger’s parents will appeal that this bill will be approved.  Will Congress take a look at it... more →
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Bud Light Marketing Expert Sets Sights On Medical Cannabis

Mara “Mitch” Meyers, who was hired by Anheuser-Busch in the 1980s to oversee the launch of Bud Light, no longer sells beer to college kids with her creation of a party animal by the name of Spuds MacKenzie; instead she has plans to sell weed to dispensaries across Illinois. Meyers is considered as one with the most ingenious... more →
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Will Quinn Award Licenses For Medical Cannabis?

“That will continue until the job is done,” Quinn said. “It is a complicated law, and we’re working on it as best we can.” But in the meantime, patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy are waiting to use medical marijuana for treatment. Entrepreneurs who have invested in the venture are also left in a lurch. However,... more →
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Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill Passed By Congress

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operations in states where they are legal. The bill protects medical marijuana programs in the 23 states that have legalized... more →
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FedEx Misdelivered Medical Marijuana But Will Not Be Held Liable

A federal appeals court decided FedEx is not liable for damages for delivering a package of marijuana to the wrong address. The decision earlier this week stemmed from a Boston case in which a FedEx worker printed up a label with the wrong recipient listed and covered the handwritten label on the package, Courthouse News Service... more →
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