Blog posts tagged "medical cannabis"


The Hopegrown Report: Oklahoma's Battle for Medical Marijuana -Part 1

Hopegrown interviewed Chip Paul, one of the co-founders of Oklahomans For Health, the organization that twice petitioned the State of Oklahoma for medical cannabis, earned the ballot, and is the proponent of SQ788. The bill that passed on June 27, 2018 and made it legal to grow, sell and consume cannabis for medicinal purposes.

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The Hopegrown Report: Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

Medical marijuana is expected to be available for the first time in Ohio this fall. All retailers, growing operations, testing labs and other medical marijuana businesses are expected to be fully operational by September 8, 2018. Here's what you need to know from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program...

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Dennis Peron: The Father of Medical Cannabis

In the 1980s, the AIDS crisis would cause Dennis Peron to evolve his cannabis activism and fight for safe access to medical cannabis for AIDS patients who desperately needed relief​...Dennis knew that there needed to be a change, that legitimately sick patients deserved legal access to cannabis—so together with other local leaders like Mary Jane Rathburn (“Brownie Mary”) and Dr. Donald Abrams...

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Cannabis Therapy for HIV/AIDS

Historically, HIV/AIDS has been treated with a mixture of medications called high active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) which are designed to slow the progression of the disease. he downside of this drug therapy is that many individuals end up needing to be prescribed additional pharmaceuticals to address the negative side effects of the medication they were originally prescribed. As a result, many patients have turned to medical cannabis to alleviate their symptoms and live with HIV/AIDS.

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Will Move for Medical Cannabis: The Struggle of Cannabis Refugees

As of 2018, cannabis is medically legal in 29 U.S. states and D.C.—but what if you’re a patient who could benefit from medical cannabis living in a state where it isn’t legal yet? For many the answer is to either purchase cannabis illegally or move to a place where it is legal. These individuals who choose to move are known as medical cannabis refugees. The Lyles family of Ohio is one of these families—they moved with their youngest daughter Jordan to Colorado to treat her Dravet Syndrome...

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