Health Issues

Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

Jun 18, 2018

British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

Jun 17, 2018

The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy

UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

Jun 16, 2018

The British government has changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures

Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines

Jun 15, 2018

Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries

British mother pleads for return of seized cannabis oil

Jun 11, 2018

A British mother who says her son needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous epileptic seizures is pleading with British officials to return the supply she recently obtained in Canada

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

Jun 9, 2018

GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions

GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

Jun 8, 2018

GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions

NJ legislation would legalize marijuana, expand medical pot

Jun 8, 2018

Recreational marijuana would be legalized and the medical cannabis program would be expanded under new legislation unveiled Friday in New Jersey

Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

Jun 8, 2018

The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act

Iowa judge rules transgender women deserve surgery coverage

Jun 7, 2018

An Iowa judge has found that Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery declaring the state's policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and the state's civil rights law

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