Treatment for Childhood Epilepsy Heats up Medical Marijuana Debate | VOA

Shelley Schlender
Published July 24, 2014

In the United States, marijuana is classed as an illegal drug by the federal government. But nearly half the states have legalized it, to some degree. Proponents say some strains of marijuana might have exceptional health benefits, for treating pain or inflammation in chronic conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Shelley Schlender reports on a strain of medical marijuana developed in Colorado that is reputed to reduce seizures in childhood epilepsy

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Letter: Stop using marijuana the word | The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jul 25 2014 05:30 pm • Cannabis supporters are burned out on the defamatory reference of pot. The name marijuana was intentionally made mainstream to evoke a negative connotation. It was used in the early twentieth century to play off anti-immigrant sentiment and underscore its “Mexican-ness.” via Letter: Stop using marijuana the word [...] Continue reading →

THC Bank’s David Hutchinson on the Medicinal Promise of Marijuana – Midas Letter

Written By: James West | June 26, 2014 | Posted In:   Medical Marijuana MidasLetter TV Top Stories   David Hutchinson is communications and research director of The Herbal Clone Bank, also known as THC Bank, a company currently listed on the Canadian Securities Exchanges as Infinity Minerals Corp. (CSE:IFN). David has deep and specific knowledge about [...] Continue reading →

Legalizing marijuana in Oregon could produce $38.5 million in new taxes, study estimates | OregonLive.com

cropped-IMG_03291.jpg By Jeff Mapes | jmapes@oregonian.com  Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM, updated July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM The study estimated that about 1.3 million ounces – the equivalent of about 86,000 pounds – of marijuana would be sold through the legal market in the first full year.At an average tax [...] Continue reading →