By Steve Collett for Congress | Posted in ElectCollett.com Steve Collett generously hosted Tender Healing Care Nation’s first Coming Out of the Green Closet event, where discussions of disclosing secrets led to greater awareness about several issues face the LGBTQ community. THC Nation & Wall Las Memorias provided presentations, and funds were raised for
By Molly Weedn | Published in California Medical Association The California Medical Association (CMA) has adopted official policy that recommends legalization and regulation of cannabis. The decision was based on a white paper concluding physicians should have access to better research, which is not possible under the current policy. The paper, available here, is a thoughtful study
By Jacob Sullum | Published in Reason.com A recent survey of 1,746 patients at nine medical marijuana evaluation clinics in California indicates that “the patient population has evolved from mostly HIV/AIDS and cancer patients to a significantly more diverse array.” University of California at Santa Cruz sociologist Craig Reinarman and his colleagues, who report their results in the Journal of
By Steven C. Webster | Published in The Raw Story Just days after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) insisted that there is no medical value to marijuana, the White House appeared to contradict the position, saying in a report that there may actually be “some” medical value to “individual components of the cannabis plant” after all.
As we reach the 30th Anniversary of the recognition of Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), we pay tribute the fallen as well as those whose lives have benefited from the use of medical cannabis, and one of the first physicians that helped both the AIDS and medical cannabis communities. By Sam Sabzehzar The following excerpt
By Tamara H. Sone | Published in My Desert Coachella Valley residents who have AIDS may get some relief when it comes to paying for medical marijuana. Lanny Swerdlow, registered nurse and founder of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project, is starting a new support group to collect no-cost and low-cost marijuana for patients who qualify. “The purpose of
What Would Lou Do? By Apryl Burnett, Caregiver to a Medical Cannabis Patient I am a Certified Nurse’s Assistant Home Health Caregiver and for the past six months I have been working for an amazing and resilient woman by the name of Cathy Jordan. Cathy’s health care plan is unique because of the medicine prescribed
The German health ministry has announced plans to legalize medical use of marijuana, prompting praise from advocates for patients with chronic pain and terminal illnesses. By Andrew Bowen | Published in Deutsche Welle Top policy makers in the German government have agreed on plans to allow prescriptions for medical marijuana for seriously ill patients, according to