Oregon family uses medical marijuana to manage son’s autistic rage

Fox 12 Oregon Posted: Jan 23, 2013 11:11 AM PST Updated: Jan 24, 2013 05:50 AM By Nicole Doll Oregon family uses medical marijuana to manage son’s autistic rage “It was indescribable, it was horrifying,” said Jeremy Echols, father of 11-year-old Alex. “When you’ve got no other options, are you honestly gonna say no?” Eleven-year-old Alex Echols is severely autistic, and his doctor said Alex’s self-destructive behavior is brought on by Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare, genetic disorder that affects about 50,000 people in the U.S. The disorder causes unregulated growth of non-malignant tissue in organs. In Alex’s case, his neurologist said growths in Alex’s brain have ...


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States Next In Line To Legalize Marijuana

With Colorado and Washington already enjoying the benefits of legalized marijuana and legislation in states like Oregon and Alaska set to provide legal cannabis to citizens in the near future, it is only a matter of time before more parts of the country vote to support the legalization of marijuana. While some states may not be interested in the benefits that come from legalizing marijuana, others have already introduced future ballot initiatives and measures to bring legal cannabis to adults in their states. Here are some of the most likely states to legalize the use of cannabis in the next ...


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The Many Advantages of Cannabidiol

While most people familiar with marijuana are aware of the effects of THC on the body, not as many are acquainted with another compound in cannabis that can provide medical benefits. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 85 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and has antioxidant properties that can produce neuroprotective and anti-ischemic effects. With so many potential therapeutic effects, CBD is still being studied in hopes of finding cures for a wide range of diseases. Find out more information regarding the many health benefits of CBD and how it can even reduce the negative effects of THC. Medical benefits ...


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Medical Benefits of Marijuana

While some people may not approve of the use of marijuana, there is no denying that it has helped thousands of individuals deal with a variety of diseases and symptoms. It can be easy to forget that medical marijuana is viewed as a medicine, which is why it’s important to understand the many health benefits that can come from cannabis. Here are some of the top diseases, disorders and ailments that can be alleviated with the use of marijuana. Cannabis and pain One of the primary reasons that patients use medical marijuana is to deal with pain they are facing as a ...


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Cannabis-Infused Wine Making A Splash

Have you ever wanted to have your marijuana and drink it as well? While there are currently a number of cannabis-infused beverages on the market, singer Melissa Etheridge is hoping that her new product will help revolutionize the marijuana and alcohol communities. Producing marijuana-infused fine wines, Etheridge looks to tap into a market that is not currently being served. Find out how this cannabis-infused wine is made, what effects come from consuming it and why it technically must be classified as a wine tincture instead of a delicious red or white wine. Marijuana and wine a perfect match Working with a marijuana ...


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Why Marijuana Legalization is Working

With more and more states legalizing the use and sale of marijuana to adults, the views and opinions of the public are beginning to change concerning cannabis. Where there was once skepticism about how people would operate in a society with cannabis readily available, now finds America in a place of acceptance regarding marijuana. As laws continue to change to reflect the views of Americans, cannabis will keep gaining new supporters and help those suffering from pain and diseases. If you have been on the fence about the benefits of marijuana legalization, here are some facts that prove it is ...


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Marijuana Taxes Could Bring $20 Million to Oregon

One of the major benefits of legalizing marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington has been the influx of additional funds from cannabis taxes back into the state. With so much additional money coming from marijuana taxes, states are able to significantly improve many aspects of life for residents. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon, financial experts are already estimating the additional funds that will be brought into the state from cannabis sales. But exactly how much money will be added into the state and what will those funds be used for? Marijuana means millions of ...


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Cannabis and the Feminist Movement

Like many businesses across the country, the majority of dispensary owners and decision makers in the marijuana industry are predominantly male. But with so many women that would like their voices heard on topics concerning marijuana, females require an outlet to voice their frustrations and views regarding cannabis. Fortunately, a group is making an effort to assist women with any questions they have about the marijuana business. Find out why more and more women are getting into the cannabis industry and what one organization is doing to assist these females in achieving their goals. Women making an impact With the goal of ...


January 7th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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Cannabis Cup Coming to Portland in 2015

As the largest marijuana trade show on earth, the Cannabis Cup has made a reputation as the top spot to network, sample and buy the latest and greatest marijuana products on the market. With annual events already taking place in pot friendly places like Denver and Amsterdam, it was only a matter of time before one of these cannabis conventions made its way to Oregon. Fortunately, it appears that a Portland Cannabis Cup will be finally taking place in July 2015. What does this mean for marijuana aficionados living in Oregon?  Cannabis Cup could mean big business Sponsored by the influential marijuana ...


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