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Medical cannabis – The healing pros and cons

In the 1970’s, comic duo Cheech and Chong had fun with their dead-on impressions of two chronically stoned “potheads.” But, in 2017, it appears that marijuana is beginning to lose its “Cheech and Chong” associations. The use of medical cannabis is currently legal in 28 states, and proponents say the herb is changing lives by […]

Court Sentences 77-Year-Old Disabled Veteran To Die In Prison For Treating Illness With Marijuana

Court Sentences 77-Year-Old Disabled Veteran To Die In Prison For Treating Illness With Marijuana

By Amando Flavio Many people have spoken vehemently against this draconian law in the state before, but state officials have deliberately ignored the concerns. The November 2016 elections held in the United States confirmed that marijuana is gaining public acceptance in the country. In fact, the plant won major ballot victories on Election Day in […]


The Healing Oil of Hemp

Hemp Versus Marijuana:  What’s the Difference? First let me apologize for the use of jargon and large words.  Explaining the benefits and uses of CBD oil is not an easy task to do without them.  However, I will do my best to keep it as simple as possible.  When many of us hear the word […]


New Studies Confirm Marijuana Heals Broken Bones and Prevents Rejection of Transplanted Organs

By Amando Flavio The latest marijuana benefits just discovered are that it can treat bone fractures and also help in organ transplants. It is now clear that marijuana has a medicinal value, with some researchers constantly using what little resources they have to demonstrate the point. The results from such studies are amazing, showing a remarkable efficacy of the plant. But […]


Helicopters swarm over 81 year old grandmother’s house for single marijuana plant

An 81-year-old grandmother is the latest victim of an outdated “war on drugs” mentality that continues to prevent innocent citizens from benefiting from the wonders of one of nature’s most versatile and effective medicinal gifts – the marijuana plant. A recent raid involving state police, Massachusetts National Guard ground troops and a helicopter resulted in […]


The Alcohol Industry Is Funding Anti-Marijuana Efforts

Earlier this month, I wrote about how Insys Therapeutics, a drug company that sells only fentanyl, a powerful and often deadly opioid, has been fighting marijuana legalization efforts in Arizona. Well, it’s not just the pharmaceutical industry that is bankrolling anti-marijuana campaigns; the alcohol industry is in on it, too. Insys donated $500,000 to Arizonans […]


California state police and prison guard allies lobby against legalized marijuana… because arrests are so profitable

As California prepares to vote on marijuana legalization in November, police and prison guard groups are uniting in an attempt to defeat the initiative so that they won’t lose the enormous amount of income generated from cannabis prohibition. These groups account for around half of the money being raised to fight the passing of the […]


Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Helping Kids with Epilepsy

Parents of children with epilepsy know that cannabidiol does an astounding job of reducing their kids’ seizures and symptoms, but most of them literally have to break the law in order to obtain this life-changing treatment. The liquid derivative of marijuana, nicknamed Charlotte’s Web and Haleigh’s Hope, is a non-psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in […]

Medical Marijuana Reaches Key Legislative Approval in Texas

Medical Marijuana Reaches Key Legislative Approval in Texas

There’s a saying that “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” but apparently everything is slower, too. The state is preparing to issue licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries to legally sell products with low levels of THC, such as cannabis oil, but there’s a catch. First, the medical marijuana types will be extremely limited, and only those with […]

Elizabeth Warren calls on CDC to combat opioid addiction epidemic by embracing medical marijuana nationwide

Elizabeth Warren calls on CDC to combat opioid addiction epidemic by embracing medical marijuana nationwide

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking the agency to look into ways to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, in part by examining the impact of increased use of medical marijuana as a substitute for pain control. […]