Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

Published April 9, 2018 | By Kristen NicholsThe most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers.GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval …

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(fl) Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

Justine GriffinPublished: April 11, 2018A court ruled Wednesday that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner can grow his own marijuana for medical purposes, a decision that lawyers say could lead to a wave of similar cases.The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers applies only to Redner, 77. The Florida Department of Health responded …

Proposal for legal medical marijuana held hostage by Kentucky House GOP leadership

Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:20 p.m. ET March 20, 2018 Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says legislation that would legalize medical marijuana is being held hostage by the state House of Representatives’ Republican leadership.House Bill 166, which is sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would let qualifying patients diagnosed with …

(HB 166) Medical Cannabis Revenue Now Directed Towards Pensions

Medical Cannabis Revenue Now Directed Towards PensionsMedical Cannabis As New Source of Revenue for KY & Pensions?Since the 2nd week of #KYGA18 HB166 has been the most viewed & monitored bill in Frankfort. The people want and need medical cannabis.So why is HB166 not moving forward even with having been granted 3 committee hearings, and …

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Massie support medical cannabis

03/12/2018 03:09 PMby Michon LindstromTwo members of congress are voicing their support for medical cannabis in Kentucky. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky, took to Twitter to reveal that U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and U.S. Representative Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, announced their support for the measure after receiving letters from Kentucky Senator Albert Robinson, …

Medical marijuana vote coming Tuesday

BY RONNIE ELLIS CNHI Kentucky FRANKFORT — The state House Judiciary Committee plans a vote Tuesday on authorizing the use of medical marijuana for treatment of chronic pain, side effects of chemotherapy and conditions like multiple sclerosis.The committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 166, sponsored by Rep. John Sims, R-Flemingsburg, which would allow doctors …

“Your son is on CBD oil. He is terminated from the clinical trial. Don’t bother ever showing up again,”

13-Year-Old Denied Life-Saving Treatment Because He Used CBD OilMarch 5, 2018 By Burgess Powell Kaden Hartman of Virginia Beach is 13-years-old and lives with Niemann-Pick disease, a condition known colloquially as Child’s Alzheimer’s. There are approximately 500 to 100 cases of diagnosed NPD today, making it extremely rare. Children with Niemann-Pick disease experience rapid physical …

(KY) A medical marijuana bill waiting for momentum gets a spark from Lexington

By Beth Musgrave   bmusgrave@herald-leader.comThe Lexington city council voted Tuesday to support medical marijuana, becoming the largest city in Kentucky to back efforts to allow some patients access to marijuana. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted unanimously during a specially-called meeting Tuesday on a resolution supporting marijuana for people with certain conditions.Bullitt County, Maysville and Mason …

(Louisville, KY) Medical Marijuana Town Hall Comment Form

The following comment form is being circulated to give the Citizens of the Louisville Metro area of Kentucky a chance to voice their opinions concerning the ongoing medical marijuana discussions in the Legislature.Please take a moment if you live in this area to fill out the form and let them hear your feelings on this …

ALEXIS BORTELL V. JEFF SESSIONS; FEBRUARY 14, 2018 AT 11:00AM.

Why risk everything in court instead of moving to Vancouver without a fight? This. This is medical cannabis. This is us. I am one of millions of faces not 'the one face'. In two days they have to listen to ALL of us. I will go to the Supreme Court if I have to. #IStandWithAlexis …

(KY) SB 118–Relating to Medical Cannabis

Thank you Senator Steve West for giving KY patients the freedom to try cannabis.  SB118 will give patients the choice to try cannabis for their condition without fear of prosecution, imprisonment, loss of parental rights...LINKSB 118(BR-1392)(click bill number to view bill details.)Title:  AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.Sponsor(s):West , Stephen Seum , Dan "Malano" Clark …

KY’s Medical Marijuana Bill filed HB166

CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY 800-372-7181HB166 has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Representative Joseph Fischer from Campbell County KY. Representative Fischer is currently a NO VOTE. He believes KY's cancer patients & chronically ill patients should continue going to jail for consuming or possessing cannabis. As chairman of the committee he …

House Bill 166 filed for medical cannabis legalization

JOSHUA SAMMONS joshua.sammons@lee.netJan 11, 2018FRANKFORT -- A medical cannabis bill acquired support and has officially been submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.State Rep. John Sims is the primary bill sponsor with State Rep. Alan Gentry as a cosponsor. Sims said that he stands behind the bill because of research and studies that show …

Congress saves medical marijuana patients from pot crackdown — for now

Jonathan Bach, Statesman Journal Published 11:59 a.m. PT Dec. 22, 2017Federal protections for medical marijuana patients are safe for now thanks to an emergency resolution passed by Congress Thursday.Protections offered under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will need to make it into a final congressional spending package to extend past Jan. 19.That's the expiration date of Thursday's …

Department of Defense Sidestepping FDA on MMJ for Soldiers on the Ground

Congress has presented President Donald Trump with a bill that could provide an avenue for DoD to give active service members access to medical cannabisA new defense bill could open the door for active duty soldiers to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The National Defense Authorization Act (HR-2810) gives the Department of Defense, rather than …

(KY) Magistrates voice support for legalizing medical cannabis

By Laura Harvey Lead Reporter lharvey@the-messenger.comNearly two weeks after Kentucky's secretary of state announced convening a special task force to propose the legalization of medical cannabis, two Hopkins County magistrates have voiced their support for the action.Currently, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia allow their citizens to use marijuana in some form -- …

Grimes Encourages Kentucky Cities, Counties To Endorse Medical Marijuana

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they …

Ready to Join Organized Marijuana Medicine?

Robert LowesNovember 20, 2017There's a professional society for seemingly every kind of medical specialist, even cannabis clinicians.Or medical marijuana physicians. Or pot doctors, in street parlance.And just as there's a choice of what to call physicians who use the plant to treat everything from pain to multiple sclerosis, there's a choice of three different medical …

(KY) "Medical marijuana is what’s achievable and it’s what can help the most people the most quickly,"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Medicinal marijuana is already legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and a group of Kentuckians is hoping to add the Bluegrass State to the list."Medical marijuana is what's achievable and it's what can help the most people the most quickly," Mike Ward said.Among those advocating for the legalization …

Kentucky must legalize medical marijuana in 2018, secretary of state says

Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier JournalCould legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky? Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018. A task force, led by Grimes, will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. In a statement, Grimes …

“We strongly urge the Department of Veteran Affairs and Kentucky Assembly to actively support passage of a strong comprehensive medical cannabis bill as soon as possible…”

Thomas Tony Vance added 2 new photos.8 mins · On this Veterans Day I would like to strongly urge the both the Veterans Administration and the Kentucky State Assembly, that with an estimated 750,000 cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, among the Veteran population, they should seriously consider Veteran access to cannabis. Veteran’s organizations are …

Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Posted 9:24 pm, November 9, 2017, by Rob Low, LARKSPUR, Colo. -- Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana.But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation's official marijuana policy."As the seizures got worse, we had to …

“Using medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation in accordance with state law is no excuse for failing a drug test…”

Feds Clarify: Medical Marijuana Isn’t An Excuse In Drug TestingPublished 4 hours ago on November 10, 2017 By Tom AngellUsing medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation in accordance with state law is no excuse for failing a drug test, the Trump administration says in a new clarification of federal rules.“The term ‘prescription’ has become more …

Appeal filed in dismissal of medial marijuana lawsuit​

FRANKFORT, Ky. —Plaintiffs appealed a Kentucky court ruling throwing out their lawsuit to legalize medical marijuana.Last month, a Franklin Circuit judge dismissed the lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear.While the judge acknowledged marijuana has the potential for medial use, he said it is up to the legislature to decide the issue.In …

DeKalb father sues AG Jeff Sessions over marijuana

Christopher Hopper, WXIA 11:45 PM. EDT July 27, 2017A DeKalb County father is suing the federal government, namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions over marijuana.Sebastien Cotte, Stone Mountain, is named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday, July 24 in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan challenging the Controlled Substances Act.Cotte has a 6-year-old son Jagger who …

Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana lawsCongress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday.U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition …

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

Thursday, 08 June 2017 Hurth, Germany: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences.A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. …

Examining West Virginia’s Medical Marijuana Law

  WHEELING — Medical marijuana is on its way to West Virginia, although it will be more than two years before it arrives and doctors may start prescribing it for patients. A bill legalizing the use of medical cannibis has been signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice, but the drug won’t be available to …

Can pregnant women safely consume marijuana?

By Tracy Seipel • Today at 9:00 AM On many mornings, with a few puffs of pot — and one cannabis-laced chocolate-covered blueberry in the afternoon — Richelle has been able to stop the severe nausea that has accompanied her third pregnancy. The regimen not only ended the constant vomiting, but the San Jose, Calif. …