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House Republicans say no to allowing federal studies of medical marijuana

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Medical marijuana is now sold in nearly half of all states, and even one red state has legalized it for recreational use. Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamoring for access to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Loosening pot laws polls better in three swing states than any 2016 presidential candidate. But House Republicans have so far declined to …

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Court says medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses

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medical marijuana SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses for sales of the drug from its taxable income. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Vapor Room owner Martin Olive couldn’t subtract such expenses because federal tax law bans deductions for …

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California Approves Bill For Protection Of Medical Marijuana Users In Need Of Organ Transplants

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Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is normally prescribed as a painkiller to cancer patients. Most legal medical marijuana users are deprived of their right to organ transplants only because of the use of pot. (Photo : Mark | Flickr) There could be hope in making it to the list of organ transplant hopefuls for those who have been receiving medical …

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Cannabis advocates personally deliver medical marijuana petition to Senator Feinstein

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A group of cannabis advocates intend to call out Dianne Feinstein’s opposition against marijuana law reform by hand-delivering the senator a petition signed by thousands of Californians. Representatives from the Drug Policy Alliance, Americans for Safe Access, Berkeley Patients Group, Harborside Health Center, and CANORML are teaming up at Sen. Feinstein’s San Francisco office on Tuesday to present her with …

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DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

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The new face of marijuana addiction. (Flickr user Caitlin H/CC) Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony …

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Numerous Legal Issues Surround Medical Marijuana

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The U.S. legal system is slowly addressing the legal implications of nearly half of the states having enacted medical marijuana legislation. The wording of state legislation is not uniform and consequently generalizations are difficult. Medical marijuana will continue to be a significant area of developing law. This comment briefly notes in general terms 20 unfolding legal issues among many. It …

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Top U.S. doctor says medical marijuana may help some conditions

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said the medical effectiveness of marijuana had to be shown scientifically and much …