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Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes in effect Thursday, but no pot for two years

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Enlarge Image Request to buy this photo Medical marijuana becomes legal Thursday in Ohio. But there are just a few problems. There are no marijuana crops because there are no growers. There are no processors, testing labs or dispensaries to sell a product that doesn’t yet exist. And even if all those things were in place, patients would have to …

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Strongsville takes up medical marijuana issue

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Strongsville Mayor Thomas Perciak, right, spoke to City Council earlier Tuesday evening about a medical marijuana moratorium. (Bob Sandrick, special to cleveland.com) STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – On Tuesday night, Strongsville fell in line with three other Ohio 82 cities in Cuyahoga County and established a moratorium on medical marijuana . The moratorium, which City Council approved, will prohibit the growing, processing …

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Why medical marijuana patients can’t buy guns

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iStock An appeals court ruled last week that a federal law prohibiting medical marijuana cardholders from purchasing guns does not violate their Second Amendment rights, because marijuana has been linked to "irrational or unpredictable behavior." The ruling came in the case of a Nevada woman who attempted to purchase a handgun in 2011, but was denied when the gun store …

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Forms reflect updates to Illinois medical marijuana program

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Marijuana grows legally inside Oaksterdam University, an institution that trains students interested in a career in the cannabis business. California law currently allows legal use of marijuana for medical purposes. If Proposition 19 passes, it would legalize pot for recreational use. CHICAGO (AP) _ Illinois health officials have posted new forms for doctors and patients in the state’s medical marijuana …

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Pot advocates petition Christie to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

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TRENTON — Marijuana advocates petitioning Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of illnesses that would qualify a person for the state’s medical marijuana program have enlisted the help of nearly 18,000 people. The Joint Blog , which bills itself as a "cannabis news and information website," created an online petition …

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Giant great’s new career is pushing medical marijuana

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Former Giants defensive lineman Leonard Marshall has partnered with a New Jersey pharmacy to market medical marijuana. Leonard Marshall was once a destructive defensive end for the New York Giants , famously cracking Joe Montana’s ribs in the 1991 NFC Championship Game. Now Marshall hopes to ease the pain of NFL players by pushing the league to remove marijuana from …

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Medical Marijuana Comes To The Land Down Under

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The Australian flag is shown on a backdrop of pot leaves. Shutterstock/Lukasz Stefanski The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will formally legalize medical marijuana in November, The Canberra Times reported Thursday. It will still be some time before Aussies can start procuring their medicine, as the government finalizes regulations on the new industry. “There’s also a lot of work to …

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Poll: Should medical marijuana be legal for people with PTSD?

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TRENTON — For the first time since the law passed 6-1/2 years ago, New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has a good chance of growing. Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett has appointed a medical review panel that will consider adding medical conditions that would qualify patients for the program. The panel is expected to hold a hearing sometime in August to allow …