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Survey: Pain patients overwhelmingly prefer medical marijuana over opioids

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Enlarge Getty | ShaunGoo When patients have a choice between opioids and medical marijuana for a painful condition, an overwhelming majority say they prefer marijuana, that it works just as well, and has fewer side effects, a new survey finds. Though the survey , involving 2,897 medical cannabis patients, didn’t track actual drug use or efficacy, the findings fits with …

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State keeps medical marijuana grow applications secret

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GROWING MARIJUANA IN OHIO (Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI, AFP/Getty Images) COLUMBUS – Who applied to grow medical marijuana in Ohio? The state isn’t saying. After legalizing medical marijuana last year, the state is setting up a massive program to oversee the businesses who grow and sell marijuana as well as doctors who recommend it to patients. Those who want to grow …

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LDS Church calls for more study of medical marijuana

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Tom Smart, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — An LDS Church statement says more research on the benefits and risks of medical marijuana is necessary before it is approved for use by patients. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Wednesday in response to questions about a proposal that would put an initiative legalizing medical marijuana …

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Medical marijuana permits leave losers fuming in Pa.

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Buy Photo ED HILLE / Staff Photographer This was taken during a media tour of Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge N.J. whose parent company , Franklin Labs, was just one of 12 licenses granted to grow medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. These plants were photographed in the genetics and propagation room, "OG Rush" cannabis plants. Pennsylvania’s decision last week to award …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries dealt major blow as company pulls insurance policy

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. Companies granted licenses to grow and ultimately sell medical marijuana were dealt another blow Wednesday. Insurance company HEMIC (Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company) announced it will stop providing workers compensation insurance to seven of the eight businesses waiting for the green light to begin selling their product in …

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ACLU files lawsuit against Smithfield for medical marijuana ordinance

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SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the town of Smithfield over its new medical marijuana ordinance, alleging it impedes medical marijuana patients’ privacy and access to treatment. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two licensed medical marijuana patients and the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition. Steven Brown, executive director of the …

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A Guide to Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program

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(thegoodphoto/iStock) Adult use legalization is scheduled for July 2018, but in the meantime, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations is still in full effect for registered medical patients. Canada’s medical marijuana program has undergone multiple reincarnations since 2000, when medical marijuana was first legalized. The Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR) was passed in 2001, and created three avenues …