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Is Medical Cannabis The Cure To Our Opioid Epidemic?

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the opioid epidemic still raging, doctors are looking at alternatives to addictive prescriptions for treating chronic pain. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and advocates say legalizing medical cannabis could help curb the nation’s drug crisis. Christine Stenquist suffered through a brain tumor, …

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The Year in Review of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act

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They said it would never happen. They said the General Assembly was too conservative. They said Pennsylvania, a state where until recently the sale of booze on Sundays was frowned upon, would never permit and regulate medical marijuana. Well, one year after Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act into law, it has become abundantly clear—they were wrong. Benefits …

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Medical marijuana may hold promise, but federal law curtails research

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Reprints Louise Esola Anecdotal evidence supports substituting medical marijuana for prescribed opioids, but inconsistent laws stand in the way of research./ REUTERS Can medical marijuana replace opioids? That is the question on the minds of those who deal with pain in workers compensation. Anecdotally, some say yes. Several states such as New Mexico have seen decreases in opioid use with …

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Medical marijuana: It’s here. It’s legal. What Ohio business leaders need to know.

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A lot of confusion and misinformation still surrounds the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, according to state and industry experts. In March, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion on the business benefits and challenges of Ohio’s medical marijuana law. House Bill 523 authorized a basic framework — legalized medical marijuana for qualifying medical conditions, but prohibited its …

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West Virginia Enacts Medical Marijuana Law

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"The Fundamentals of Guardianship" from the ABA West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed legislation that legalizes the use of marijuana for medicinal uses on April 19, 2017. The new law, Senate Bill 386 , known as “The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act,” permits patients suffering from serious medical conditions including cancer, ALS, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, neuropathies, Huntington’s …

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House Ready to Vote on Amended Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

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House lawmakers are ready to vote on a newly-amended bill to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry this week, with the vote over one of the hottest bills of the legislative session likely happening Tuesday. State lawmakers significantly overhauled a legislative proposal to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry on Friday, putting the House measure, HB 1397 , more in line with …

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Sunday marks anniversary of first medical marijuana dispensary open in NH

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Industry experts look back on the year DOVER, N.H. — Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of medical marijuana dispensaries opening in the state of New Hampshire. Industry experts say while it’s definitely a benchmark, there is more work to be done. Dr. Gary Woods, a board member of Temescal Wellness in Dover and Lebanon, said the sense in the medical …

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Insight: Medical Marijuana – Life in the Waiting Room

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Medicinal cannabis balm Sometimes when Cara* is waiting for her carer to return from the tinny house, her mind begins to wander. What’s happened to them? Why are they taking longer then usual? Are they banged up, frightened, at the local cop shop? She worries that this time their luck has run out, as they delve inexpertly into the world …