May 31, 2015

GW Pharmaceuticals has kicked off a Phase III clinical trial of its cannabinoid Epidiolex for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of childhood-onset epilepsy.   Although there are approved treatments available for patients with LGS, “this severe form of epilepsy often remains particularly difficult to treat,” says Justin Gover, GW’s […]

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a historic bipartisan amendment Thursday that aims to increase veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The Veterans Equal Access Amendment, added to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, passed the committee 18-12. The measure allows Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients. Currently, […]

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Googleplus Stumbleupon Reddit Source: Mark Piscotty/Getty Images 2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both jumped the gun and passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and since then, have both opened the first legal marijuana markets in the U.S. Legal […]