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Medical marijuana is going to the dogs

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Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are now being marketed to help dogs and other pets with anxiety, pain, swelling and arthritis. After more than two years of foot-dragging, red tape and court battles, the first Florida patients are starting to receive strains of marijuana that are non-euphoric but can help relieve certain medical conditions. Under a constitutional amendment passed in 2014, …

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Connecticut approves first medical marijuana research program

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Medical marijuana producers are tightly regulated. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) announced today that Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s medical marijuana research program has been approved by the state. The primary goal of the research program is to compare the effectiveness of medical marijuana versus oxycodone in patients with post traumatic acute, subacute and chronic pain from …

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Maine Governor Wants to ‘Get Rid’ of Medical Marijuana Program

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Maine Governor Paul LePage (R). LePage said after the election that he intends to ask President-elect Donald Trump to enforce federal marijuana laws in Maine to prevent the state from legalizing marijuana. Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage has never been a fan of marijuana reform, and on Thursday he suggested that the state’s medical marijuana program should be eliminated now …

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News5 Investigates: Pot ‘gifting’ shops versus medical marijuana

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COLORADO SPRINGS – Law enforcement raids on a handful of pot ‘gifting’ shops are shining a light on the massive divide between the licensed, tax-paying medical marijuana businesses and the growing number of renegade retail stores. The practice of giving out marijuana with the purchase of other products may not be legal, but hasn’t been challenged yet. Despite recent raids, …

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The making of medical marijuana in Florida

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Medical marijuana in Florida: From seed to sale WPTV DonkeyHotey Creative Commons 2.0 TALLHASSEE, Fla. – As questions loom into how the medical marijuana industry will be regulated in Florida, we’re taking you behind the scenes of how cannabis is cultivated, grown and extracted for oils to treat patients who qualify for it. Surterra Therapeutics is one of six companies …

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Progress and hurdles for NY’s medical marijuana program

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On Wednesday, Steven Ognibene had to take the day off work. The Rochester surgeon needed to drive three hours to the Binghamton area because the type of medical marijuana that could help his 11-year-old son, Vincent, wasn’t available locally. It was, though, available at a dispensary in Johnson City. The trip illustrated the obstacles some patients and their families are …

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Ex-NFL players go public with medical marijuana fight

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Ex- Broncos QB Jake Plummer says marijuana cured his chronic post- football pain. AP PHOTO LOS ANGELES – It’s September, two days before another NFL season begins, and Jake Plummer is describing the chronic pain of a decade spent in professional football, pain that was non-stop until a friend introduced him to CBD, and it all disappeared with a few …

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New medical marijuana plan headed to Troy council

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In April of 2016, Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger announced plans for legislation that would legalize marijuana in Ohio for medical use. Now, communities throughout the area are considering how to deal with the state’s decision. FILE A new medical marijuana proposal is heading to the Troy City Council for consideration after the city Planning Commission voted Wednesday …