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Why Children With Dravet Syndrome Are Using Cannabis and Why Consistent Access to their Medicine is Important.

Dravet Regan

"But, what about the children?!"

Dravet syndrome is a severe myoclonic epilepsy whose onset occurs in infancy. Those with Dravet may have upwards of 100 seizures per day. The most intense episodes can last for 15 minutes to up to an hour. There is no known cure. The best available treatment is to minimize seizures, which are precipitated by environmental stress.

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Exploring the Shut Downs of the Two Biggest MMJ Cooperatives in Washington State

The March 2012 shut-downs of several prominent Bellingham cooperatives have underscored the ambiguities that plague Washington’s relationship with the medical cannabis industry. Any conscientious grower or provider knows that legal compliance is paramount to his or her business operation. However, in an industry beleaguered by new and often unclear federal, state, and city regulations, it is extremely difficult to ensure absolute legal protection.

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Science Buzz: Cannabis Does Not Cause Zombieism

Cannabis Does not Cause ZombieismZombies seem to be all the rage these days. The Walking Dead on AMC is a hit tv show and zombie-like attacks have been popping up across the country. The United States Center for Disease Control even issued a statement denying the fact that we are living in the beginning stages of the zombie apocalypse. When I am running (okay, jogging) on the treadmill at the gym, I like to imagine that zombies are chasing me as motivation. And now, marijuana has somehow been linked to zombies. What in the name of George Romero is going on here?

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Marijuana as Medicine Needs Rules to Drive By

Let’s start by stating that driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol is a crime and must be punished. All 50 U.S. states have clear laws prohibiting this activity. But there is one intoxicant that is trickier than the others: marijuana, especially when used for medical purposes.

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FOCUS: Washington D.C. Medical Marijuana Program on Course

Medical Marijuana In District of ColumbiaWASHINGTON, D.C. — After several years of delays, lawsuits, and foot-dragging on the political front; the District of Columbia Department of Health designated four prospective medical marijuana dispensaries whose scores were high enough to be granted licenses from the city, thus marking a significant milestone for providing safe MMJ access in the nation's capital.

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FOCUS: Medical Marijuana Compassion Centers In Rhode Island

medical marijuana compassion centers in rhode islandSTATE OF RHODE ISLAND — After three long years a Rhode Island bill allowing state-licensed medical marijuana compassion centers becomes signed into law.

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Michigan Supreme Court Protects Medical Marihuana Affirmative Defense

On May 31, 2012, the Michigan Supreme Court released its opinion in People v Kolanek and People v King. This was the first time Michigan’s highest court reviewed the Medical Marihuana Act. For a detailed review of the Court’s holding, please continue reading.

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Mistrial Declared in Medical Marijuana Trial; Judge Dismisses Refilling of Charges in the Interest of Justice

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — On May 16th, twelve jurors and two alternates were selected in the trial of DA Bonnie Dumanis v. Dexter Padilla, navy veteran, medical marijuana patient and president of Therapeutic Healing, a San Diego based non profit medical marijuana coop.

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FOCUS: Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program

Connecticut Medical Marijuana STATE OF CONNECTICUT — After close to 10 hours of debate, the Connecticut Senate approved the state's medical marijuana bill. Formally known as the "Palliative Use of Marijuana Act," the bill sought to provide sufferers of serious conditions some relief from their illnesses' symptoms. The Senate vote was 21 to 13.

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Does Cannabis Boost Creativity?

Marijuana Science Buzz THCbizFor many years, numerous highly-acclaimed artists, scientists, writers, musicians, and creative people of all sorts have claimed that marijuana holds enormous potential to enhance creativity and inspire the imagination.

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FOCUS: New Jersey's Long-Awaited Medical Marijuana Program

Long-awaited New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program STATE OF NEW JERSEY — After nearly three years since New Jersey passed its medical marijuana law, medical cannabis is still not available in the state. State Officials predict that dispensing medical cannabis won't happen until the end of 2012, at the earliest.

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FOCUS: Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Likely by Summer

Arizona Medical Marijuana Industry EmergingSTATE OF ARIZONA — Arizona medical marijuana dispensaries, which includes cultivation centers to bud by summer.

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FOCUS: Montana’s Medical Marijuana Industry Declining

montana medical marijuana industryMISSOULA, Mt.— What used to be among the fastest growing industries in Missoula made a detour in 2011 to face the sunset. The Montana medical marijuana industry is now experiencing diminished cannabis business volumes with 38 dispensaries compared to the 68 it had at the start of the year. This was disclosed by the city’s Business Licensing Office as revealed in the local daily Missoulian.

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