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Officials In Colorado Reject Medical Marijuana For PTSD, Citing ‘Lack of Science’

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Health officials are reluctant to acknowledge the value of medical marijuana, especially to veterans suffering PTSD, because of continued federal support for prohibition. FIle: Different strains of pot are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver, Friday Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Health officials in Colorado, arguably a leader in progressive marijuana policy, rejected calls to …

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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Becomes Law

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Medicinal cannabis in a glass jar HONOLULU, Hawaii – On Wednesday, Governor David Ige signed into law HB 321 (now Act 241) Relating to Medical Marijuana, which establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. Today was the deadline: Any bill the governor did not veto would become law even without his signature. However, Governor Ige decided to put his …

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Federal Drug Laws Create Medical Marijuana Conundrum On Martha’s Vineyard

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Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum. State law requires every county to have a dispensary for medical marijuana, but federal regulations forbid the drug from being transported across U.S. waters. That leaves the tourist havens of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket potless unless someone gets a license to …

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Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary system becomes official at midnight

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Enlarge Matthew Staver A bill to establish Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary system will become law at midnight Tuesday, without Gov. David Ige ’s signature. The Hawaii state Department of Health has until Jan. 4 to finalize rules and regulations for the new system — a deadline that the governor has called “aggressive.” A highly competitive merit-based application process will …

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Utah medical marijuana study ‘encouraging’ for children with epilepsy

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Eagle Mountain Republican Sen. Mark Madsen speaks during a hearing before the Health and Human Services Interim Committee Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Madsen renewed his push for conservative Utah to pass a medical marijuana law, a move he argues is a win for limited government, conservative values and compassion. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Ed Clark, head of …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren signs onto letter highlighting need for more medical marijuana research

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A woman smokes a marijuana cigarette at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco in 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) (File photo | Associated Press) Millions of Americans are now eligible for medical marijuana, thanks to its legalization in 23 states, including Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. But research on the health effects of marijuana remains in …

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How medical marijuana could literally save lives

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Medical marijuana opponents recently pounced on a big new analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that there isn’t good evidence that marijuana works for many of the conditions, like glaucoma, anxiety, or Parkinson’s disease, that it’s often prescribed for. The JAMA study was based on a meta-analysis of the findings of 79 previously-published studies. Now, …

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Senators Probe Obama Administration on Medical Marijuana Research

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Josh Long – Blog Eight Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Monday inquired into what the Obama Administration is doing to facilitate medical marijuana research at a time when nearly half the states in the country have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. In a letter addressed to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services, White House’s Office …