The Utah Department of Health began issuing hemp extract registration cards on Tuesday, allowing caregivers to possess and use hemp oil extract in treating patients with epilepsy. The card allows for legal possession and use of hemp extract, a non-intoxicating cannabis oil taken from specially bred marijuana plants, for the treatment of epileptic seizures. In […]

The measure that permits an oil derived from marijuana to be used to treat a relatively small number of medical marijuana patients in Iowa officially goes into effect tomorrow, July 1. The measure has generated many headlines and an extensive public debate. Those whom Iowa neurologists diagnose with intractable epilepsy may seek permission to be treated […]

Cannabis Therapy Corp.  plans to focus on low-THC, CBD-rich hemp in order to bypass one of the major concerns associated with the use of medical marijuana—the psychoactive effect of THC. By using naturally low-THC hemp rather than traditionally high-THC marijuana cultivars, the company aims to develop over-the-counter nutraceutical products that offer the beneficial components of […]

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said  he would support a “medically responsible proposal” for a treatment program using oil derived from the cannabis plant for controlling epileptic seizures. This is a complete reversal of his position on the use of medical marijuana—at least as it applies to children with seizure disorders. In a statement, the governor said he […]

The Missouri legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill legalizing controlled use of CBD oil made from hemp plants for people who suffer uncontrollable seizures caused by Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC).   Epilepsy is the most common TSC disorder. The state sponsor of the bill is Sen. Eric Schmitt, who made an emotional plea this week […]

A bill legalizing the use cannabis oil  to treat seizures caused by epilepsy has passed the Iowa House and Senate; the bill now goes to Gov. Terry Branstad for consideration. Working into the early morning hours Thursday, the Iowa House passed the bill 75-20 with three amendments tacked on to the version passed several days […]

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Vancouver’s Mega ILL cafe is a cannabis friendly establishment with pot-positive vibes and pot-infused pies. Vaporizers and grinders sit on the tables, and cannabis infused oil is a menu option. According to the Vancouver Sun, hungry patrons who are over 18 and have a medical marijuana card can order a “medicated pizza,” which is drizzled with oil extracted from […]