| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:52 AM
Legislation that would do away with personal-belief exemptions for childhood vaccines, filed in response to the recent measles outbreak in California, has quickly emerged as one of this year's most polarizing bills.
One interest jumping into the fray:...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:50 PM
Citing a number of unanswered questions, the GOP-controlled Utah Senate held off on a casting a planned Monday afternoon vote on a bill allowing those with chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products.
| Feb 28, 2015
| 11:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized and beer and liquor laws loosened.
As state lawmakers...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:20 PM
"For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complimentary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole — their mind,...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:30 AM
NING CAO, M.D.
has joined the Good Shepherd Physician Group as Medical Director, Stroke Program. Dr. Cao previously served as Stroke Medical Director at the Johns Hopkins Good Samaritan Hospital.
At Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Dr. Cao will...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year's presidential race could drive opponents to the...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:29 PM
Although a proposed medical marijuana amendment failed in the 2014 election, medical use of the plant could come to Florida as soon as July 1, 2016.
That's the date by which Florida would have to begin issuing marijuana patient ID cards under a bill...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:57 PM
— Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program could be broadened to allow patients who suffer sickle cell disease, chronic pain after back surgery and severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
Tourette's disorder, however, will not be added to the...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:43 PM
It's all in the wording
Sometimes a story that tugs on the heartstrings is enough to do the trick. Happily, that was the case when the General Assembly considered updating Virginia's medicinal marijuana regulations to include patients with epilepsy....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:15 PM
A medical marijuana bill that addresses the concerns of law enforcement was filed Tuesday in the state House.
Unlike a Senate bill on the subject, the House measure would limit marijuana treatment to HIV/AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, ALS, Parkinson's disease,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:40 AM
Illinois is now accepting petitions to expand the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment with marijuana — though officials have yet to name the board that will decide the issue.
The state also hasn't named which applicants will be...