Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

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Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US NC: Charlotte Area Family Pushes To Legalize Medical Marijuana
    Charlotte Observer, 20 Apr 2018 - Her son was supposed to die 13 years ago. She'll never stop fighting for him. Doctors predicted Jackson Helms would die by the time he was 6. Now 19, Jackson has lived longer than expected and gained relief from his severe epilepsy because of cannabidiol, or CBD, says his mom Kelly Helms.
  2. Canada: Clearing The Air
    Globe and Mail, 23 Oct 2017 - With legalization on the horizon in Canada, dispensaries are marketing marijuana as a cure for what ails you - including cancer. Do the claims hold up? Adriana Barton takes a closer look at the science behind cancer and cannabis In a lab at the University of Nottingham in England, brain-cancer specialist Richard Grundy is growing cells from children's brain tumours to see if cannabidiol - a compound in marijuana - can kill them.
  3. US SC: Child Who Inspired Cannabidiol Law Receives First Doses
    The State, 10 Jan 2017 - Mary Louise received her first dose of CBD oil Saturday, about four months after the bill allowing children to receive the oil extracted from marijuana was signed into law. The oil helps children like Mary Louise with severe epilepsy control their seizures. It took only a simple phrase to see how Mary Louise Swing's life would improve from cannabidiol.
  4. US CA: Column: Failure to Reschedule Marijuana Proves DEA Is
    SF Weekly, 18 Aug 2016 - The Drug Enforcement Administration's decision last week not to reschedule marijuana highlights the absurdities of its pre-election limbo. Marijuana will remain a Schedule I drug, meaning that the federal government doesn't recognize any of its medical uses and considers it to have high potential for abuse. "This decision isn't based on danger," DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg told NPR. "This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine ... and it's not."
  5. Australia: Hope For Cannabis Trial
    The Chronicle, 29 Jul 2016 - $6m Funding a Big Step for Miles Family WITHIN minutes of the State Government announcing a $6 million medicinal cannabis trial this week, Blue Mountain Heights mother Rhonda Miles registered her son for the program which could save his life.