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The DEA's Decision Not to Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

Rob Kampia | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

But rescheduling marijuana would not have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana nationwide. Coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived, are listed in Schedule II, but physicians cannot prescribe coca leaves -- and pharmacies cannot sell these leaves -- because no one has moved coca leaves through the FDA approval process to make them available by prescription.

Take A Look Inside The World Of Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

An exploration of the science behind marijuana is featured in the June issue of National Geographic, which hits newsstands on May 26. Along with a ...

Paige Lavender

Meet Some Of The Kids At The Center Of The Medical Marijuana Debate | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

A new video by National Geographic is exploring the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for kids who have cancer, epilepsy and other conditions, followi...

These Weed-Infused Treats Could Ease Your Dog's Ailments

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.21.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

If your furry friend has an anxiety problem, the answer could be pot-infused dog treats. HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd spoke on Monday with Julianna ...

Matt Ferner

Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabi...

Weed the People Movie Looks at Children, Cancer and Cannabis Medicine

Mary Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Hall

What would you do if your child had a disease or condition that mainstream medicine couldn't cure? What if you found a medicine that could help your child, but it wasn't legal or commonly accepted as mainstream medicine? Would you break the law to save your child? These are some of the questions the unfinished documentary film, Weed The People addresses.

Tennessee's Governor Signs CBD-Only Bill Into Law

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Don't expect there to be a marijuana-related competition scheduled anytime soon, but Tennessee's governor did officially sign legislation into law that will permit a four-year study on the benefits of the medicinally-beneficial cannabinoid Cannabidiol.

Cannabidiol Bill Awaits Governor's Signature in Florida

The 420 Times | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Lawmakers from both the state's House of Representatives and Senate chambers agreed to pass legislation that will allow restricted access to marijuana with high percentages of Cannabidiol (CBD) in order to treat unremitting epileptic seizures and a few other debilitating disorders.

Another State On Verge Of Legalizing Marijuana Oil To Treat Childhood Epilepsy

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

By Kay Henderson DES MOINES, Iowa, May 1 (Reuters) - Iowa lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize possession of a l...

Wisconsin Legalizes Marijuana Oil To Treat Severe Childhood Seizures

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin lawmakers have legalized the use of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures in children. The measure, which was passed by a voice v...

Wisconsin May Become Next State To Legalize Marijuana Oil

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin may soon become one of the first states in the nation to legalize a marijuana extract for treating children who suffer from intractable seiz...

Another Southern State Is Pushing Ahead To Legalize Marijuana Oil

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Tennessee could be the next state to legalize cannabidiol, or CBD, a marijuana extract low in THC that may help children with seizure syndromes. ...

Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Oil Bill, Moving Mother Of Epileptic Child To Tears

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

A bill legalizing the use of marijuana oil to treat severe forms of childhood epilepsy cleared a key committee in the Kentucky state legislature Wedne...

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Marijuana Oil To Treat Childhood Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Kentucky's state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to advance a bill that allowing the use of marijuana oil to treat some cases of childhood epilepsy...

FDA Moves Forward With Marijuana-Based Drug To Fight Childhood Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation for a cannabis-based drug developed to treat childhood-onset epilepsy, GW Pharmac...

Hunter Stuart

Wisconsin Struggles To Legalize Marijuana Extract | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Nic Volker, 9, has an average of 100 seizures a day. "He used to have to wear a helmet all the time," says his mom, Amylynne Santiago Volker. "Because...

These Conservative States Are Making Moves To Legalize Cannabis Oil

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Bills to legalize the marijuana extract cannabidiol were passed by the Georgia House of Representatives and the Utah House of Representatives on Monda...

Medical Marijuana Bills Advancing In Georgia, Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Georgia and Kentucky advanced bills to legalize medical marijuana this week. To date, medical cannabis is illegal throughout the South. On Thursda...

These States Are Opening Up To Brave New Weed Laws

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The tide may be turning on marijuana legalization. For the first time in history, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the drug. President Oba...

Hunter Stuart

This Could Be The First Southern State To Legalize Medical Marijuana | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Alabama could become the first state in the South to allow the use of a medicine derived from marijuana. A bill introduced on Jan. 14 in the state...

Hunter Stuart

Georgia Republicans Leading Fight To Legalize Medical Marijuana | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Georgia is planning to unveil a bill to legalize a medicine derived from marijuana after paying a visit last week to a local ...

You Won't Believe Who's Joined The Fight For Medical Cannabis

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

A conservative Republican Utah state lawmaker is backing an unexpected group of advocates: Mormon moms fighting for medical cannabis for their childre...

Cannabidiol Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

In both instances, the laboratory mice's immune cells created fewer inflammatory molecules, principally one referred to as interleukin 17, or IL-17, which is powerfully related to multiple sclerosis and quite destructive to nerve cells.

Robin Wilkey

UNBELIEVABLE: Scientists Find Marijuana Can Stop Spread Of Cancer | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.21.2012 | San Francisco

A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in m...