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Rep. Bishop introduces medical marijuana research bill

By David Wells WASHINGTON — Congressman Rob Bishop has introduced the bipartisan Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act in the House of Representatives. The MEDS Act (H.R. 4825) “is aimed at creating a reasoned and responsible environment where the best minds may be able to analyze and examine something about which …

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Using marijuana to fight the opioid crisis

By Margery Eagan IN WASHINGTON, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed Obama administration policies and freed US attorneys to prosecute the marijuana business, even where it’s legal. In Boston, US Attorney Andrew Lelling has given no assurances that he won’t. Meanwhile, in a nondescript Natick strip mall, in a physician’s …

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A family of doctors helps reinvent medical marijuana

By Justin Wm. Moyer The Knoxes are a clan of four doctors living in Oregon and California who specialize in medical marijuana. They seem to be doing quite well selling something that is illegal in many states, working with those they know best. “We’re all fighting the same fight,” said …

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Harvard Health Blog: Medical Marijuana

By Peter Grinspoon, MD There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Is it safe? Should it be legal? Decriminalized? Has its effectiveness been proven? What conditions is it useful for? Is it addictive? How do …

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The High Cost Of Medical Marijuana Causes Pain In Vermont

By Emily Corwin Recent scientific reviews have found substantial evidence that marijuana can be useful in easing at least some types of chronic pain. Yet even for the majority of Americans who live in states that have legalized medical marijuana, choosing opioids can be much cheaper. “I can get a bottle of opioids …

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A Tiny Texas Town Takes a Chance on Medical Marijuana

By Dianna Wray Last September, a farm near Schulenburg, Texas, a quiet, conservative town of fewer than 3,000 people, became a medical-marijuana dispensary. Knox Medical, based in Florida, owns the farm and is one of the three newly licensed cannabis outfits in Texas to start selling cannabidiol, or CBD, a …

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