Category Archives: United States CBD Policy

States That Have Medical Marijuana Laws

States That Have Medical Marijuana

Something interesting appears to be happening in the US. States that have medical marijuana laws have noticed decreases in painkiller prescriptions and opioid-related deaths. According to a recent report published in Health Affairs, doctors working in states where marijuana is legal prescribed an average of around 1,800 fewer doses of painkillers per year between 2010 […]

Hemp Production in Kentucky Now Under Way After Legal Hitch

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The month of May 2014 saw a legal fight between the U.S.Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the state of Kentucky. This was caused by the state’s plans to start production of industrial hemp after a freeze of about 40 years. The DEA took into custody about 250 pounds of the state’s hemp seeds. This is a […]

The Effects of Charlotte’s Web Bill Becoming Law in Florida

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There was excitement as the Charlotte’s Web bill passed through the Florida senate in April. This excitement was followed with celebrations when Governor Rick Scott signed it into law on Monday the 16th of June, 2014. In a statement, the governor said, “As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer. The […]

How the Georgia Cannabidiol Bill Can Help Save this 4 Year-Old

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It all started a few weeks ago when Georgia State Representative Allen Peake visited four-year-old Haleigh Cox, the daughter of one of his constituents. He witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of Haleigh’s disorder, a condition that afflicted the young child with close to a hundred seizures a day. The little girl’s parents told him about […]

The Dilemma Caused by State Recreational Marijuana Laws

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State Recreational Marijuana Laws Even with the progress that can be witnessed across the country, the push to embrace medical marijuana has never been an easy undertaking. Recreational marijuana faces even harsher odds despite the fact that, according to NORML, it is the third most popular drug used for pleasure after alcohol and tobacco. In […]

Will New US Medical Marijuana Laws Change How We Think of Pot?

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On March 30, 2014, the Denver Post published an article entitled Non Psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer. In this article, John Ingold, who has been writing about marijuana for close to a decade, delved into the discussion of whether medical marijuana legislation sweeping across the United States is good […]

Legal Alternatives for Rick Simpson Hemp Oil

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You may have heard of Rick Simpson hemp oil. An essential oil derived from cannabis plants, it is rich in the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and, according to Rick Simpson and many others, has cured their cancer. Does it really work? Anecdotal evidence clearly points in that direction. Unfortunately, because of the stigma surrounding cannabis and […]