Sunday, 26th March 2017

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Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. 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.
  2. 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."
  3. 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.
  4. US: Drug Stirs Up Medical Pot Activists
    Chicago Tribune, 20 Apr 2016 - They Fear Epilepsy Medication, Whose Maker Seeks FDA OK, Could Blunt Their Movement COLUMBUS, Ohio - An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.
  5. US: Drug Worries Medical Pot Activists
    Sun-Sentinel, 20 Apr 2016 - Cannabidiol Extract Without THC Could Undercut Movement COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.