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Attorney explains what’s next for medical marijuana in Florida

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The people of Florida have spoken, overwhelmingly, in support of expanding medical marijuana in the state. The question now that Amendment 2 passed is how medical marijuana will bloom. “I know a few people that are dying from cancer and they can’t eat, …

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Put patients above politics: Medical marijuana in Florida

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Supporters of an amendment to legalize medical marijuana for ailments including glaucoma, AIDS and post-traumatic stress disorder wave signs at passing traffic at a street corner in Fort Lauderdale. (Amy Beth Bennett / AP) The most divisive election in American history left most Floridians wondering, "Is there anything we can agree on?" Turns out there is: medical cannabis. Florida voters …

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Estero one step closer to delaying medical marijuana dispensaries

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ESTERO – The Village of Estero is one step closer to delaying medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Wednesday morning, council voted 5-0 to delay dispensaries from opening for one year even though Lee County voters overwhelmingly passed the amendment last week. The matter was brought up with no objection or comment from anyone in the crowd. Council members said …

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Many States Have Legalized Medical Marijuana, So Why Does DEA Still Say It Has No Therapeutic Use?

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More than half the states– 28 , to be exact–including Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota as of the Nov. 8 election, and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for certain medical conditions. And yet, the Drug Enforcement Administration still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, defined by the 1970 Controlled Substances Act as a drug that has a …

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Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

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Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect. The new review suggests marijuana may help treat substance use disorders and some mental health conditions. In the journal Clinical Psychology Review , researchers suggest marijuana use has the potential to …

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High Prices

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The Canadian government is getting gouged on its veteran medical marijuana program, and a VICE News investigation has revealed the likely culprits. According to figures provided by Veterans Affairs Canada, the number of retired soldiers obtaining medical marijuana from the government saw a staggering 15-fold increase over just three years, with a corresponding 50-time increase in cost. From just 112 …

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Will County agency offers education on medical marijuana treatment

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Caption (Eric Ginnard – eginnard@shawmedia.com) JOLIET – Brad Frankenfield suffers from knee pain from his time in the U.S. Army and is considering another way to find relief – medical marijuana. Frankenfield was one of a dozen or so people who came to the Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County on Tuesday to learn more about the medication from PharmaCannis …

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Will medical marijuana be allowed in Florida schools?

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(WTSP) — Right now, medical marijuana is legal in 28 states, including Florida. What you might not realize is even after voters approved it, our lawmakers still have to meet in to decide how to implement it. “Think of it like a skeleton outline of what the subject is about and what the law is intended to do,” attorney Richard …