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Survey says patients think highly of medical marijuana

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Enlarge “Cannabis 01 bgiu”. Licensed under Creative Commons While scientists scramble to conduct research on medical marijuana, initial surveys of patients say that the drug is the best available treatment for them and has fewer side effects than other options. The survey, conducted by Cambridge-based patient network PatientsLikeMe , is one of the first to gauge how patients who are …

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Medical marijuana ‘mama bear’ vows to continue fighting for her daughter

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Dana Ulrich has become an unlikely advocate for medical marijuana. Her daughter Lorelei was diagnosed with intractable autism and suffers from as many as 700 seizures every day. (Wallace McKelvey) Dana Ulrich has been mired in the battle over medical marijuana in Pennsylvania for nearly two years as one of the “mama bears.” Her 7-year-old daughter, Lorelei, suffers from intractible …

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Lauderdale Jury To Weigh In On Medical Marijuana Claim

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(Source: CBS4) FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Jesse Teplicki is a pot smoker. He even grows his own marijuana, at least he did until January 2013 when he was arrested after deputies found his 46 pot plants. Teplicki claimed they were used for medicinal purposes. Teplicki, 50, claims he has chronic anorexia which results in a suppressed appetite and nausea. He …

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Medical marijuana case dropped

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Man with pancreatic cancer won’t face charges, but friend, family members not off hook Larry Harvey is seated in front of, from left, Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, Jason Zucker, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg outside the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse in Spokane. (Spokesman-Review files/AP) SPOKANE (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its case against a 71-year-old man charged in …

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Shedding the Stigma at Toronto Sick Kids’ Hospital?

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The subject of marijuana is tricky enough as it is without introducing children into the mix, but it’s necessary because there are significant benefits to be had. Granted it’s anecdotal, but it is becoming more and more documented, and now even the American Association of Pediatrics is recommending to the Drug Enforcement Agency that cannabis should be removed from the highly …

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Prosecutors ‘Don’t Want The Jury To Hear The Truth’

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Bizarre legal circumstances and a stubborn justice system have boxed non-criminals into the prospect of 10-year jail sentences for simply following state rules in regards to cultivating and utilizing plant medicine for their own use. Perhaps their main transgression has been to be too transparent; the hallmark of honest people trying to do the right thing in their quest to …

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Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

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AUSTIN — Alexis Bortell will tell you she’s a pretty normal kid. The 9-year old from Rowlett enjoys cartoons, playing with her younger sister and playing golf. Yet in addition to the usual concerns of a kid her age, she’s also fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy. Alexis’ father Dean Bortell, a U.S. Navy veteran, says Alexis’ first …