Students for sensible drug policy launch ReVAMP, with a goal to end marijuana prohibition in Virginia

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter at Virginia Tech kicked off its ReVAMP campaign on April 20, 2016, to bring to light conversations about drug policies in Virginia.

The Repeal Virginia Marijuana Prohibition (ReVAMP) event is a Virginia-wide event with the goal to end marijuana prohibition in Virginia.

 

http://m.collegiatetimes.com/news/students-for-sensible-drug-policy-launch-revamp-with-a-goal/article_aae7c418-07fb-11e6-a654-e75dc0a82b12.html

Bipartisan push for medical marijuana

Virginia Congressional Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Ninth District) has joined a group urging President Obama to promote medical marijuana research.

A bipartisan group of congressional representatives and senators sent a letter to President Obama Friday urging him to facilitate medical research on marijuana.

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Ninth District) was one of the group, saying marijuana’s medicinal benefits need more attention and study.

http://www.register-herald.com/news/bipartisan-push-for-medical-marijuana/article_3179d3e8-97ea-5447-a8c6-bd9eb47fc805.html

Medical marijuana oil reduces seizures in Virginia Beach teen with epilepsy

We need more positive stories like this in Virginia media.

Caleb Thomas used to have seizures from epilepsy almost daily, some so severe he landed in the hospital.

But during the past year, the 13-year-old Virginia Beach boy’s seizures have dropped by half, along with his hospitalizations – an improvement he and his mother attribute to a controversial treatment: marijuana oil extract.

http://pilotonline.com/news/local/health/medical-marijuana-oil-reduces-seizures-in-virginia-beach-teen-with/article_2669d222-2067-5a05-9c42-c006977a3b5c.html