Medical marijuana for a child with leukemia

Medical marijuana for a child with leukemia Mykayla is one of 2,201 cancer patients authorized by the state of Oregon to use medical marijuana. She is 7. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program serves 52 children who have a qualifying medical condition, parental consent and a doctor’s approval. Like adults, most cite pain as a qualifying condition, though many list multiple health problems, including seizures, nausea and cancer. Allowing adults to consume medical marijuana is gaining acceptance nationwide. But Mykayla’s story underscores the complex issues that arise when states empower parents to administer the controversial drug to children. Oregon’s law, approved by voters 14 years ago, requires ...


June 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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Mounting Evidence Shows Cannabis Slows The Aging Process

A growing body of scientific evidence supports what many cannabis users already suspect: certain chemical compounds known a cannabinoids, which are found in abundance in the cannabis plant, have a wide range of positive effects on human health. A series of recent studies show that cannabis compounds may play an important role in slowing the aging process throughout the body, especially in the brain. Dr. Michele Ross, a neuroscientist and former drug researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, believes that cannabis is a key that can unlock the benefits of preventative medicine. “It helps protect your DNA from damage ...


April 3rd, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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Good to Know Campaign Hopes to Educate Marijuana Consumers

With laws changing across the country regarding the legality of marijuana and cannabis infused products, it can be difficult to fully understand all of the new laws and regulations in each state. Fortunately, the state of Colorado has put $5.7 million into a campaign to educate cannabis consumers on what to be aware of concerning recreational marijuana in the state. Find out what this new campaign hopes to inform to the people and what it could mean for the state of Oregon once recreational marijuana is legal in 2016. #GoodToKnow is #Colorado's new #marijuana education campaign. What do you think about ...


February 12th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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Willamette Weekly Celebrates Annual Potlander Issue

With marijuana being a bigger topic than ever before in Oregon, our friends over at Willamette Weekly, who previously reviewed our dispensary, have published their latest installment of The Potlander. This annual issue discussing the latest trends and topics regarding cannabis offers a number of interesting articles about marijuana in the state of Oregon. Read ahead to learn about some of our favorite stories and information from this year’s edition of The Potlander. @wweek does @NewYorker w/ Potlander cover. pic.twitter.com/rOH1NgtCvg — Richard Gehr (@richardgehr) January 31, 2015 Talking to parents about cannabis One of our favorite pieces in this year’s Potlander issue discussed the ...


February 6th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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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 ...


January 25th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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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 ...


January 23rd, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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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 recreational 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 ...


January 12th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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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 ...


January 9th, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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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 ...


January 2nd, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags | Read More >

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