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Parents plead for legalized medical marijuana in ND; attorney general opposes bill

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Tracy Vearrier, 37, of Bismarck, N.D., holds the hand of his 12-year-old daughter, Paige, as he speaks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at the state Capitol about his support for a bill that would legalize medicinal marijuana in North Dakota, which he hopes will alleviate the frequent seizures Paige experiences. “We do not ask for a medication to make …

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YC-Backed Meadow ‘Ubered’ Over A Doctor To Give Me A Medical Marijuana Evaluation

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At around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, I went to a website called CannabisMD on my phone, filled out my street address into a form and snapped a photo of my California state driver’s license. About 5 to 10 minutes later, I got a text saying that a doctor was on their way. I hopped on my bike and headed southwest on …

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Weed delivery startup now offers house calls for medical marijuana cards

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In this photograph made on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, a marijuana plant is seen at Tikkun Olam medical cannabis farm, near the northern Israeli city of Safed, Israel. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can now get a medical marijuana recommendation without leaving home. Meadow, a marijuana delivery startup, launched a new service Wednesday: CannabisMD. The …

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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 …

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Treating Pain With Medical Marijuana

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“Joints for Joints.” That was the title of a lighthearted yet science-based debate at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals in 2011. The topic: whether medical marijuana – that is, the medicinal use of the cannabis plant – was a safe and effective arthritis treatment. Taking the “con” view, Stuart L. Silverman, …

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Medical Marijuana Advocates In Illinois Losing Hope Amid Program’s Delays

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By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Advocates for medical marijuana in Illinois are concerned that delays in issuing distribution licenses, exacerbated by a change in governors, is keeping the drug from patients who need it. Former Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, who supported medical marijuana, left office in January without issuing licenses for growth and distribution, leaving it to …

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Changes likely in medical marijuana code

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A container of marijuana at a medical marijuana grow facility, whose operators asked it not be identified, in Colorado Springs on Feb. 14, 2012, where Chaz Moore purchases medicinal products. Colorado police say they face a troubling predicament in determining whether medical marijuana grows are legal or illegal. They have asked the Colorado General Assembly to address that issue in …