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Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana

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SAN FRANCISCO — To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit drug, will take a giant leap on Election Day if California and four other states vote to allow recreational cannabis, as polls suggest they may. The map of where pot is legal could …

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North Dakota Voters to Decide on Medical Marijuana

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North Dakota voters will decide next month whether to legalize marijuana for medical use, by siding with opponents who say sciences is on their side or with supporters like a desperate grandmother who illegally purchased the drug to help her cancer-stricken daughter. Four states have ballot measures this year asking to join the list of 25 states that have comprehensive …

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Lack of nearby medical marijuana dispensary a hardship for Berkshire patients

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PITTSFIELD >> When a marijuana dispensary was proposed in Adams last summer, it raised the hopes of "Callie," a North County resident who uses medical marijuana to alleviate crippling pain in her joints associated with multiple sclerosis. A dispensary in Adams would eliminate the need to make the 40-mile drive to Northampton to fill her prescription. "My mobility issues, and …

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Florida voters again to consider medical marijuana

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Amendment 2 would allow licensed physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorders, HIV, AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and "similar debilitating conditions." By Katie Landeck | 522-5114 | @PCNHKatieL | klandeck@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY — Medical marijuana is back on the ballot this year, with Florida voters once again having the …

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Second time around, medical marijuana changes lives

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For a mother who had lost her daughter — at least figuratively — to the horrors of modern-day medicine and failed brain surgeries, breaking the law was the least of Anneliese Brown Clark’s worries. Still, Clark, a St. Johns resident and mother of four, never envisioned standing on a street corner or asking around for marijuana. She was a businesswoman …

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Pa. hires activist-mom to advocate for medical marijuana patients

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Lolly Bentch (right) was hired by the state Department of Health to serve as patient liaison for the state medical marijuana program. Bentch stands with Gov. Wolf and medical marijuana bill sponsor state Sen. Daylin Leach in this photo, taken after the bill was signed into law in April. The activist who spearheaded the grass-roots campaign to legalize medical marijuana …

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Jimmy Buffett: Just say no to Fla. solar-power plan, yes to medical marijuana

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MIAMI — Florida singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett is urging Floridians to vote no on a power company-backed solar-power plan and to vote yes on a medical-marijuana initiative. In a video recorded of him filling out his Florida vote-by-mail absentee ballot in California, Buffett boiled down his message about the state constitutional amendments 1 and 2 in a bilingual pitch: “No on …

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Medical Marijuana Use Drops for Those 65 and Older

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For older adults exploring the new world of medical marijuana, age 65 seems to be a tipping point. Those under that age use the drug for medical purposes at largely the rates of other adults. Usage among people over 65 appears to drop significantly, though, perhaps because of the culture in which they came of age. That’s the conclusion based …