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California Has Finally Stopped Denying Organ Transplants to Medical Marijuana Users

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Nearly 19 years after her liver transplant, Yamileth Bolanos is no longer afraid of taking the medical marijuana that helps her get through the day. Bolanos said her transplant doctors originally told her that if she used marijuana, she would be ineligible for an organ transplant if her liver failed again. “I could be at the end of my warranty …

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House Republicans say no to allowing federal studies of medical marijuana

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Medical marijuana is now sold in nearly half of all states, and even one red state has legalized it for recreational use. Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamoring for access to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Loosening pot laws polls better in three swing states than any 2016 presidential candidate. But House Republicans have so far declined to …

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Court says medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses

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medical marijuana SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses for sales of the drug from its taxable income. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Vapor Room owner Martin Olive couldn’t subtract such expenses because federal tax law bans deductions for …

Is Israel’s Medical Marijuana Leader Coming to America?

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Israel’s leading producer of medical marijuana is joining a local group vying for a coveted license to distribute the drug in New York State. Tikun Olam, which serves about a third of Israeli medical marijuana patients, has joined forces with the Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY) in hopes of winning one of five licenses. If the state grants …

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California Approves Bill For Protection Of Medical Marijuana Users In Need Of Organ Transplants

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Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is normally prescribed as a painkiller to cancer patients. Most legal medical marijuana users are deprived of their right to organ transplants only because of the use of pot. (Photo : Mark | Flickr) There could be hope in making it to the list of organ transplant hopefuls for those who have been receiving medical …