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As Legislature considers medical marijuana proposals, facts must overcome fiction, myths

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Willie Rochon is secretary of the Michigan Cannabis Development Association By Willie Rochon The Michigan Legislature is poised to provide much-needed clarity to our state’s medical marijuana law. By approving a framework of strong regulations that hold people accountable, policymakers can end seven years of confusion that has harmed patients, local communities and responsible businesses eager to follow the rules. …

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University Of Vermont Offering A Course On Medical Marijuana Science

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(image via wikipedia) I attended college from the age of 24-28. I was a ‘non-traditional student’ as the faculty always reminded me, which always seemed like a passive aggressive form of age discrimination. It was bad enough that I couldn’t relate to most of my classmates because they had barely moved out of their parents house and didn’t have the …

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Woods Hillbilly and Hippie Join Forces for Medical Marijuana

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jeremyfaison.com Nixon shook hands with Elvis, didn’t he? So it’s completely believable that state Rep. Jeremy Faison—a hard-right hillbilly—and hippie moonbeam Bernie Ellis have reached across the great divide to agree about something. Faison has won the admiration of Ellis, a former public health official and longtime proponent of medical marijuana, by announcing he’s for making weed legal for veterans …

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After felony charge, ASU student appeals medical-marijuana ban on campus

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Arizona is the only state where medical-marijuana patients can face felony charges if they use or possess it on a college campus (Photo: Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic) An Arizona State University student is asking an appeals court to overturn the law that makes it illegal for him to have physician-recommended medical marijuanain his dorm room. Andre Maestas, 20, an ASU …

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‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret

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. View gallery Marijuana plants are grown for medicinal purposes in a clandestine greenhouse at a house in Mexico City Mexico City (AFP) – When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she …

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Springfield seeking nonprofit applicants for medical marijuana centers

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SPRINGFIELD — Nonprofit groups that have an interest in operating a medical marijuana center in Springfield must submit their qualifications to the city by Wednesday as part of a local and state review process. The Phase 1 Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals package is due by 2 p.m., Wednesday at the city’s Office of Procurement at City Hall, and will …

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Tennessee must get with the times on medical marijuana

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(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Saying that medical marijuana will " do more harm than good " at a recent legislative hearing, state Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner did actual harm to the hopes of thousands of hurting Tennesseans who need real help right now. And right now is the time for state lawmakers to put Tennessee citizens first and take up the …

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Doctors warn against medical marijuana for kids

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Various uses for cannabis oil is sold to customers at the Cannabis Buyers Club, in Victoria B.C., Thursday June 11, 2015. (Chad Hipolito / THE CANADIAN PRESS) The group representing Canada’s pediatricians is warning parents against using medical marijuana to treat their children’s health conditions, saying there is not enough evidence that the drug is either safe or effective. The …