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Medical Marijuana Mess in Washington State

Schoolhouse Rock makes the law-making process seem straightforward. There's no song to explain what happens when that law is full of holes, not all law enforcement officials understand (or choose to uphold) the law, and/or the law doesn't coincide with federal laws. Instead, patients get tossed...

Marijuana, Peppers, Snails and Frogs, Oh My!

WebMD pulled up an article from the archives on the "unusual places" where researchers are looking to find ways to relieve pain. It's five years old, but it explains why marijuana, peppers, snails and poisonous frogs hold promise for pain control. Even though my first response was, "Marijuana for...

Marijuana’s Painkilling Compounds

I'm not ready to jump into the debate about medical marijuana, but there's no denying it's been big news lately. WebMD and USA Today both published articles yesterday that address components of marijuana that may control pain. Body's Pot-Like Chemicals May Help Curb Pain Spray Alternative to...

“Potheads and Sudafed,” a New York Times Editorial

"Potheads and Sudafed," a NY Times editorial that ran yesterday, caught the attention (and raised the ire) of About.com's headache page guide, Teri Robert. The article addresses issues raised by the FDA's denial of medicinal marjiuana's efficacy. Columnist John Tierney writes of the...

Medical Marijuana in California

This has been all over the news since Saturday, but I missed it somehow. In case you did too, here's the release: California Suspends Medical Marijuana IDs....