Archive for March, 2014
The State of Kentucky is now embracing the legalization of medical marijuana through the passage of senate bill 124, which will allow the utilization of cannabidiol (marijuana oil) as treatment for children suffering from severe chronic seizure disorders.
The bill forwarded by Republican State Senator Julie Denton was unanimously voted in the Kentucky House judiciary Committee last March 19, allowing the treatment under the supervision of Universities of Louisville and Kentucky Medical Schools who are conducting research study for the pediatric seizure patients.
Sen. Denton said in a news release that the bill is centered to help those children whose life is being threatened by the disease and to give support to the families who are most affected by their children’s fate. She is concerned for those families who are desperate in finding medical treatment for their patients and even consider transferring residency in the state wherein use of medical marijuana is legal.
The bill is now in the House for final deliberations as Speaker Greg Stumbo expresses his support of the bill, with the assurance that this could be signed into law due to popularity of support from his colleagues.
Some 30,000 epileptic children will be benefited in this law with 10,000 of these group are suffering from severe seizures according to the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana.
If the bill will be approved and signed into law, the state of Kentucky will be included in the 21 states that legalized the use of medical marijuana.
The quote “going the extra mile” couldn’t be said more fittingly to people under prescription drug abuse, as a recent news report shared how abusers are becoming more creative and resourceful.
A report from the Kansas City Star revealed that authorities have received tips regarding prescription drug abusers going inside real estate open houses and looking for drugs. This may not come as a shock to some; after all, people with drug addiction will look for ways to feed their desires.
The San Diego police force is now partnering with local real estate agents and drug rehab centers to raise more public awareness on this increasing drug abuse trend. Focus will be placed on the resourceful methods that addicts will resort to, just to procure the drugs that they need. To support this endeavor, the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors has pledged to use its members — about 12,000 of them — to remove prescription drugs left inside the homes that they are selling.
The report on open houses as sources of prescription drugs has reached law enforcers, although no formal investigations have been conducted.