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Medical marijuana for kids: A Mayo doctor explains why

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Updated: 12:50 p.m. | Posted: 9:10 a.m. More than 200 healthcare workers in Minnesota have registered to certify patients to receive medical marijuana under the new program that launched Wednesday. But even doctors who have registered for the program are advising patients to be realistic about their expectations for the medication. • More: Medical marijuana dispensaries open for Minnesota patients …

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DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

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The new face of marijuana addiction. (Flickr user Caitlin H/CC) Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony …

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Medical marijuana ‘mama bear’ vows to continue fighting for her daughter

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Dana Ulrich has become an unlikely advocate for medical marijuana. Her daughter Lorelei was diagnosed with intractable autism and suffers from as many as 700 seizures every day. (Wallace McKelvey) Dana Ulrich has been mired in the battle over medical marijuana in Pennsylvania for nearly two years as one of the “mama bears.” Her 7-year-old daughter, Lorelei, suffers from intractible …

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Medical marijuana roadblock: Is Lydia’s Law helping our kids?

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Photo: Video by tmj4.com A Wisconsin mother fought to make a special kind of medical marijuana legal to help her daughter’s seizures. And now she’s facing a harsh realization – the law on the books does nothing for Wisconsin families.   Lydia’s Law passed last April.  Parents of children suffering from severe seizure disorders celebrated, but almost a year later …

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Lauderdale Jury To Weigh In On Medical Marijuana Claim

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(Source: CBS4) FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Jesse Teplicki is a pot smoker. He even grows his own marijuana, at least he did until January 2013 when he was arrested after deputies found his 46 pot plants. Teplicki claimed they were used for medicinal purposes. Teplicki, 50, claims he has chronic anorexia which results in a suppressed appetite and nausea. He …

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Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

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But Smoking Pot for Fun? Not So Fast! Anya Ulinich Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana. …

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Girl needing medical cannabis leaving Texas immediately

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Alexis Bortell’s family decided they can’t wait any longer for Texas lawmakers to act on legalizing medical cannabis. They’re moving to a suburb of Denver next week. Alexis Bortell, 9 (Photo: Dean Bortell) DALLAS – Dean Bortell said he can no longer wait on lawmakers in Austin to act on legalizing medical cannabis for his 9-year-old daughter who suffers from …

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Medical marijuana case dropped

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Man with pancreatic cancer won’t face charges, but friend, family members not off hook Larry Harvey is seated in front of, from left, Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, Jason Zucker, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg outside the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse in Spokane. (Spokesman-Review files/AP) SPOKANE (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its case against a 71-year-old man charged in …