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  1. Ron Strider

    South Africa: Would You Allow Your Doctor To Give Dagga To Your Sick Child

    When it comes to kids with cancer, most health care providers say they'd help their patients get medical marijuana. That finding stems from an analysis of survey responses from 288 US doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers and registered nurses...
  2. Ron Strider

    More Parents Are Looking To Marijuana To Help Kids With Autism

    For some parents who are at their wits' end finding ways to ease their kids' autism symptoms, medical marijuana has offered a relief other medications and treatments apparently can't. This past year has seen several parents of children with autism speak out, especially as more states qualify...
  3. Ron Strider

    UK: Most Doctors Would Prescribe Medical Marijuana To Cancer Children Study Shows

    The vast majority of doctors said they would prescribe medical marijuana to children with cancer but those who are certified to provide it are more reluctant to do so, a new study found. The survey showed that 92 percent of healthcare professionals were willing to help children with cancer...
  4. Ron Strider

    PA: Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia To Study Medical Marijuana And Autism

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major effort in the United States to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism. Athena Zuppa, the director of the hospital's Center...
  5. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana For Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

    An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana–though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study. In a survey...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Editorial - A Marijuana Prohibition That Makes Sense

    There's hardly a more receptive or captive audience for marketing an intoxicant than the beleaguered commuters crowded onto a rush-hour Muni bus (except perhaps the ones packed onto a rush-hour BART train). But unlike many of the dopey regulations proliferating ahead of California's legalization...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Assemblymember Bonta Applauds Alameda Council's New Cannabis Regulations

    Last year, with the passage of Proposition 64, California voters decided to decriminalize the adult use of cannabis. With a strong 69 percent supermajority, voters in Alameda declared that the preciously existing system was not working and ushered in a new era in statewide cannabis policy...
  8. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Can Help Children With Seizures, Cancer, Nausea

    Should kids and adolescents ever use medical marijuana? Administering the drug to younger patients remains somewhat contentious, but it also appears effective in treating a limited number of symptoms. According to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, medical marijuana is...
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    Can cannabis cure children - In honour of Dr Ester Fride

    CAN CANNABIS CURE CHILDREN? ~ IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR ESTER FRIDE While most of the world is rushing around playing legal games about how to deliver Cannabis to the people instead of simply giving it back to us…the biggest question on my mind is What about the children? So now we know and have...
  10. Ron Strider

    California Bill To Ban Marijuana Edibles In Shape Of Gummy Bears Moves Forward

    Recreational pot is soon going to be legal in California, but some state lawmakers don't want edible cannabis to look like candy, which would greatly appeal to children. A bill, introduced by Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed final legislative approval on Thursday and sent to...
  11. Ron Strider

    Israel: Cannabis Might Be Helping Low-functioning Autistic Children Write

    An Israeli doctor who never smoked pot is conducting the first study in the world that’s examining the effects of cannabis on autism – and he's optimistic about the results. Talking to: Dr. Adi Aran, 47, director, neuro-pediatric unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, who’s studying the...
  12. Ron Strider

    Colorado Woman Arrested For Providing Marijuana To Children

    A Colorado woman faces child abuse charges after allegedly admitting to South Dakota law enforcement that she lets her two sons younger than 10 years old consume marijuana edibles. On July 7, there was a traffic checkpoint on U.S. Highway 18 in Tripp County, at which time a vehicle driven by...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: Outer Sunset Pot Shop Clears Planning Commission Despite Uncertainty

    Decades-old fears of reefer madness invoked on Thursday at the Planning Commission could not stop plans to open a pot shop in the Outer Sunset from moving forward. Hundreds of neighbors argued that opening a medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Noriega Street and 32nd Avenue would...
  14. Ron Strider

    PA: Lehigh University Looks To Study Cannabis Effect On Autistic Children

    As Pennsylvania prepares to award its first licenses for the fledgling medical marijuana industry, Lehigh University intends to partner with one of the potential growers in the Lehigh Valley to study the effect of the drug on children with autism. While some parents of autistic children have...
  15. Ron Strider

    Marijuana-Based Drug Shows Promise; Could Impact Idaho Policy

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds children with severe epilepsy who suffer from seizures are being helped by a drug derived from marijuana. Findings stemming from the research trial could have impacts on Idaho policy. The kids participating in the study include...
  16. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Extract Sharply Cuts Seizures In Severe Form Of Epilepsy

    An oil derived from the marijuana plant sharply reduces violent seizures in young people suffering from a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to a study published Wednesday that gives more hope to parents who have been clamoring for access to the medication. Cannabidiol cut the median...
  17. Ron Strider

    Jaw Dropping Study Shows Cannabis Helps A Whopping 90% Of Epileptics Who Try It

    For the past two years, we at The Free Thought Project (TFTP) have reported on the rise of medical cannabis to treat epileptic seizures, especially in children. As knowledge is spread and legalization sweeps that nation, many people are coming forward to tell of their wondrous success at...
  18. Ron Strider

    Israel: Marijuana May Be A Miracle Treatment For Children With Autism

    When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes - mixed with cannabis oil. Noa, who has a severe form of autism, started to bite her own arm. "No sweetie," Yael gently told her 17-year-old daughter. "Here, have another bite...
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    Canada: University Study To Look At Using Cannabis To Treat Childhood Epilepsy

    Saskatoon – Thirty children from across Canada are being recruited to take part in a new pilot study at the University of Saskatchewan looking at the safety and tolerability of cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy. Health Canada recently approved the study, which will include children...
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    Researchers Use Cannabis To Treat Epileptic Children In University Of Alberta Study

    As desperate parents of children with severe epilepsy turn to alternative therapies, researchers are launching a study examining the efficacy and safety of treating seizures with medical marijuana products. "Parents are becoming more aware of the use of cannabis to treat epilepsy from social...