Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016
Petition: Tell Chris Christie to Sign Bill Adding PTSD as Medical Cannabis Condition

On August 1st New Jersey’s full legislature gave approval to Assembly Bill 457 which would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. The vote in the Senate was 29 to 9; the vote in the Assembly was 56 to 13. Now, the measure sits on the desk of Governor Chris Christie, who has the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without his signature, or vetoing it. In response to this, a petition has been started calling on Governor Christie to quickly sign the measure into law, which would allow those with PTSD

Aug 162016
 August 16, 2016
How To Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

STEP 1:  IF YOU QUALIFY, GATHER YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS PROVING THAT YOU HAVE A QUALIFYING CONDITION. Read this article to find out who qualifies for medical marijuana in NJ. STEP 2:  FIND A NEW JERSEY MARIJUANA DOCTOR. In NJ, only specially registered physicians are able to write prescriptions for marijuana.  Go to the NJ MMP website and schedule an appointment with a doctor on the list. YOU’LL FIND TWO TYPES OF DOCTORS: Clinics that openly accept new patients.  It generally takes 3-months of visits before they can write the prescription for medical marijuana, this means you have to go to

Aug 062016
 August 6, 2016
10 Studies Released in 2016 that Exemplify Cannabis' Medical Diversity

In recent years there has been a vast amount of research released that exemplifies cannabis’ diverse medical value, and 2016 – despite being far from over – has been no different. Below is a list featuring 10 of the top studies demonstrating this diversity released this year. THC Stimulates Toxic Plaque Removal in the Brain, Blocks Inflammation, Finds Study A  study published last month in Nature Partner Journals found that  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) stimulates toxic plaque removal in the brain, and also blocks inflammation (which can damage neurons). Study: Heart Attack Patients with History of Cannabis Use Less Likely to Die

Jul 302016
 July 30, 2016
Medical Marijuana: A Conversation with Dr. Anil Kumar - Congressional Candidate

Come and join congressional candidate Dr. Kumar for a conversation about the current state of medical marijuana in our country, and what Dr. Kumar will do in Congress to fight for medical marijuana patients everywhere. 26 states have approved medical marijuana, and more are expected to do so. Dr. Kumar, a medical doctor, will be giving a presentation on medical marijuana. Other topics will include legalization/decriminalization and industrial hemp. There will be Q&A with the candidate afterward. WHAT: A Conversation on medical marijuana with candidate for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Dr. Anil Kumar WHERE: 24155 Drake Rd. Farmington, MI –

Jul 262016
 July 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders Supporters Walk A 51-Foot Joint Through Philadelphia

The Democratic National Convention started in Philadelphia on Monday, which drove many supporters and protesters to the city to advocate for their position while Democrats begin to layout their party platform over the next few days. One such protest caught the eye of many in Philadelphia. Marijuana advocates from brought out their now-famous inflatable joint that stitches more than 51-feet. Protesters marched the giant joint through the streets on a “jaywalk” towards the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is taking place. To add more pizzaz to the demonstration, the joint was labeled with the words, “Berned by the

Jul 252016
 July 25, 2016
Donald Trump Breaks With Republican Platform On Medical Marijuana

Right after officially receiving the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump is already creating rifts between himself and the party platform. Trump has said that he supports medical cannabis “100 percent” and has signaled that, if elected, he would allow states to implement their own laws without federal interference. “The progress made over the last three decades against drug abuse is eroding, whether for cultural reasons or for lack of national leadership,” the 2016 GOP platform states. “In many jurisdictions, marijuana is virtually legalized despite its illegality under federal law. At the other end of the drug spectrum, heroin use nearly

Jul 242016
 July 24, 2016
City OK's Medical Marijuana - Instantly Erases Debt

By Alex Schwantner “What a long strange trip its been…’ we listened to the citizens and created a package that was reflective of the population…” This from Mayor Patrick Keogh of the central California city of Coalignia summing up six months of intense debate over marijuana policy. Now, with the allowance of cultivation and processing within the city, Coalinga was able to finalize a deal with Marijuana producer Ocean Grown Extracts regarding the sale of a dormant prison for use as a production facility. The $4.1 million sale “will immediately bring Coalinga’s general fund into the black,” according to a

Jul 242016
 July 24, 2016
New Research Shows Promise In Cannabis Fighting Dementia

Do you know someone suffering from dementia?  Chances are, you do (or have) because the sad statistic is that one in three seniors dies with dementia.  And the incidences are expected to triple in the near future. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.  The most promising research for Alzheimer’s disease?  Marijuana, but sadly, cannabis is illegal in most places. EVERYONE SUFFERS BECAUSE OF DEMENTIA (WELL ALMOST EVERYONE) Dementia is expensive.  The US estimates that in 2016, dementia will cost the country $236 Billion.  That’s a “B”. Billion.  (*Sheesh. With that much money in play, I imagine someone is

Jul 232016
 July 23, 2016
Next Stop For the CBD Oil Industry: Dog Treats

Written By Joel Goldstein Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, is one of the most common cannabinoids found in marijuana, along with THC. This oil is extracted from industrial hemp instead of recreational marijuana and sold in states across the country where it has already been legalized. Although it is still not legally permitted in every state, it has risen in popularity over the last few years because of its medicinal uses. Consumers use CBD oil to alleviate general aches and pains, headaches, anxiety and other common ailments. It can currently be found in many forms including capsules, topical creams and

Jul 222016
 July 22, 2016
Medical Marijuana Advocate Eugene Monroe Announces Retirement From NFL

In a passionate and heart-warming post on The Players Tribune, Eugene Monroe announced that he is quitting the game he loves. Monroe, who is only 29-years-old, says the decision, “may be puzzling to some.” However, Monroe says he is thinking about his family. “Over 90% of former NFL players that have been examined shows signs of [CTE]. I am terrified.” A strong statement coming from the 6′ 5″ offensive lineman. In recent months, Monroe has spent extensive time advocating for the expansion of medical marijuana research to find an alternate option to opioid use in the NFL. He says he