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Local lawmakers: From medical marijuana to a St. Patrick’s celebration

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — From a package of bills aimed at expanding the medical marijuana program to a St. Patrick’s celebration, here’s a recap of what some of Staten Island’s lawmakers have been up to recently. MEDICAL MARIJUANA State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Brooklyn/Staten Island) announced a new package of medical marijuana bills this week aimed at expanding patient access and …

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Medical marijuana advocates frustrated by slow pace in Maryland

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Jennifer Porcari looks over some of the information she has collected about medical marijuana. She has a daughter who has epilepsy that hasn’t responded to traditional medications. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Maryland’s state medical marijuana commission delivered a blow to marijuana advocates and would-be entrepreneurs last week by abruptly capping the number of businesses that can process marijuana into …

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Medical Marijuana Is Now Available…For Your Pets?

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Courtesy of Kaya Collective A A The study of medical marijuana as a holistic treatment for various ailments and diseases has become increasingly popular over the last decade. In fact, current research suggests that cannabis can be used to treat just about any problem—emotional, physical or psychological. But recent studies have also proven that humans aren’t the only species that …

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Ohio House steps it up on medical marijuana: Thomas Suddes

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A marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine, last month. Ohio lawmakers are debating a comprehensive medical marijuana law as momentum builds for one or more possible medical marijuana issues on the November ballot. (Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press) More than a token, but something short of tokin’: That’s the Ohio General Assembly’s task in …

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Whoopi Goldberg founds medical marijuana company for women

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Whoopi Goldberg has a new title: ganjapreneur. The comedian and host of The View announced her own official medical marijuana business, which is a joint partnership with award-winning edibles maker Maya Elisabeth. USA TODAY Whoopi Goldberg is lending her name and financial backing to a new line of medical marijuana products designed specifically for women. Goldberg, who has been public …

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Teenage girl with epilepsy who advocated for child medical marijuana laws dies after seizure

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Facebook Cyndimae Meehan, (seen with her mom) a 13-year-old who became a medical marijuana advocate after treating her Dravet Syndrome with cannabis oil, died Sunday. A teenager with epilepsy known for her medical marijuana advocacy died in her dad’s arms after having a seizure. Cyndimae Meehan, 13, suffered from Dravet Syndrome and had near daily epileptic episodes, but said that …

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House votes to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

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A bill to let Pennsylvania patients who suffer from a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes easily passed the state House HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bill to let Pennsylvania patients who suffer from a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes easily passed the state House on Wednesday, leaving only approval by the Senate, which overwhelmingly passed …

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New push to expand medical marijuana in NY

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Packaging for non-smokeable forms of marijuana, such as liquids and oils for vaporization and capsules, at the Vireo Health of New York medical marijuana dispensary in White Plains. (Photo: File photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News) ALBANY – A series of new bills would make significant changes to New York’s medical marijuana program as the state faces criticism for various …