Legal marijuana and Atlanta: CEO Dee Shaw of HerbalNomics, helping to heal

Last year, Georgia joined the growing number of states to approve some form of medical marijuana. In Georgia, the legal form of use for medical marijuana is in the form of low-THC oil, which has 5 percent or less of the compound that produces a high or oils rich in what are called cannabidiol (CBD). CBD, […]

Georgia cops arrest 70 at party after finding small bag of weed

Further proof that Georgia has unfair laws when it comes to marijuana occurred in Cartersville this past New Year’s Eve. That is when local police responded to a report of shots fired at a subdivision. But what they found was not a gun or shooting victims but a peaceful private party. According to the Daily […]

Dr. Rasean Hodge: Healing with marijuana and how Blacks can profit

With the advent of Georgia’s new laws regarding the use of medical marijuana, many healthcare providers are looking at this option for their patients; one such provider is Dr. Rasean T. Hodge. Dr. Hodge is a graduate of Morehouse College, did his residency at the Morehouse School of Medicine and received his medical degree from UMDNJ […]

Model Jokiva Rivers on the benefits of treating lupus with marijuana

“I was diagnosed with lupus SLE and discoid in 2003, just days before my wedding. I’ve battled lupus for many years and my mission is to bring awareness to this disease,” says Jokiva Rivers. “Lupus is an autoimmune inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissue. Lupus can damage any part of […]

Medical marijuana in Georgia: Affordability, access and repercussions

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The United States has seen a sharp increase in many states for the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. The laws differ from state to state and this month the state of Georgia expanded its list of conditions that can be treated with what is known as low-THC oil. This product is […]

Dr. Rasean Hodge: How this Atlanta doctor can help you with medical marijuana

With the advent of Georgia’s new laws regarding the use of medical marijuana many health care providers are looking at this option for their patients, one such provider is Dr. Rasean T. Hodge. Dr. Hodge is a graduate of Morehouse College, completed his residency at the Morehouse School of Medicine and received his medical degree […]

Dr. Rasean Hodge prescribes medical marijuana for suffering Atlanta patients

With the advent of Georgia’s new laws regarding the use of medical marijuana many healthcare providers are looking at this option for their patients, one such provider is Dr. Rasean T. Hodge. Dr. Hodge is a graduate of Morehouse College, did his residency at the Morehouse School of Medicine and received his medical degree from […]

How to get your new Georgia medical marijuana card

On July 1, 2017, the state of Georgia enacted several new laws; one covered medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expanded the medical conditions eligible for treatment with low THC cannabis oil. These new conditions include the following: Cancer ALS, at its end stage Seizure disorders Multiple Sclerosis, at its end stage Crohn’s disease Parkinson’s diseasee […]

Georgia passes medical marijuana bill but don’t fire up yet

During the last day of the Georgia State Legislature, a bill on the use of medical marijuana in the state has finally passed. Senate Bill 16 is a revision of an earlier bill that expands the use of low-THC oil to treat certain medical conditions for patients in the state. The bill summary reads: “A […]

Medical marijuana may have killed cancer patient in California

The use of medical marijuana by cancer patients has greatly improved the lives of many. It has helped with pain management, nausea, depression and other symptoms. But in California, smoking medical marijuana may have killed a man and served as a warning to other people smoking high-grade marijuana. A northern California man died from a […]

Georgia passes marijuana bill

Some people swore it would never happen, but the state legislature in Georgia has passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The bill cause of heated debate within the legislature with opponents ignoring the proven beneficial effects of marijuana for many health conditions. In 2014, the state passed a limited bill that allowed the use of cannabis […]

Backroom deal derails medical marijuana law in Georgia

It is being reported that a shady backroom deal has taken place regarding pending legislation on medical marijuana in Georgia. For the past year and a half, the push for legalization of a specific form of cannabis oil and marijuana to treat seizure disorders and other medical conditions seemed to be on track for legislative […]

Benny Napoleon, Detroit Area Sheriff Lays Down the Law on Drug Abuse

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is exceptionally definitive when it comes to discussing causes for crime and incarceration in the nation, particularly in the metropolitan Detroit region for which he is ultimately responsible. The former city of Detroit police chief who was elected head of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department in 2010, doesn’t shy when […]

Help Wanted, But Must Be Drug Free: How Marijuana Legislation Impacts the Workplace

As the debate over legalizing marijuana heats up, employers remain firm in their desire to maintain a drug-free workplace. According to a poll released Sept. 7, 2011, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), the practice of requiring job applicants to consent to a pre-employment drug screening […]

‘Free the Weed’ Calls for Budding Support for Medical Marijuana

There was a lot of buzz in Detroit over the weekend — a Snoop Dog-Charlie Sheen (pardon the pun) joint appearance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the Ohio Players in town, the Red Wings win, the Tigers played the Yankees,  and, finally, the 40th annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor. More than 6,000 marijuana legalization supporters […]