Texas Lawmakers Gather Round And Talk About Epilepsy & Cannabis Oil

        Patients must be diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, meaning the patients have been treated by multiple medications and procedures that failed to control the seizures, according to the Senate bill.  But they need a doctor’s note, and not just one, a patient will need two doctors to sign off on... more →
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First Obstacle Successfully Hurdled By Medical Marijuana Legalization Proposal

The bill (LB643), which would allow patients to possess and use the drug to treat specific conditions and illnesses, including epilepsy, moved Tuesday to a second round of debate. Molly, 18, has had intractable epilepsy since she was 4 months old. Her mother was hopeful the bill would advance — which it did on a 27-12 vote... more →
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Amid Medical Marijuana Fight, Terminal Cancer Patient Dies

Dottie Mackenzie confirmed Tuesday that her 49-year-old son, Benton Mackenzie, died Monday at his home in Long Grove, near Davenport. Benton Mackenzie had been growing marijuana to create medicinal oil to consume and apply to his tumors. He was sentenced in September 2014 to three years of probation for conspiring to grow marijuana.... more →
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Medical Pot Oil Law Doesn’t Work Despite Medical Marijuana Legalization

The McDermotts have an 8-year-old son, Ryan McDermott, who is suffering from a severe form of intractable epilepsy. The boy has to take five different kinds of medication, twice per day. But there’s one medicine his family said he’s missing that would eliminate the need for all of those pills, medical marijuana oil. But, there... more →
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