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Miami Beach Commissioner Sabotaging Medical Marijuana Efforts, Critics Say

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In November, 71 percent of Florida voters backed legal medical marijuana. In Miami Beach, the approval rating was nearly 80 percent. So it’s bizarre that the very next day, the city voted to block dispensaries from the island for at least four months . Commissioner Ricky Arriola, who sponsored the move, says he simply wants to hit pause to allow …

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Big change: Medical marijuana dispensaries no longer selling rec pot

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(Oregonian file photo) Oregon this month passed the latest marijuana milestone: the end of recreational sales at medical marijuana dispensaries. The big shift ends stopgap state permission for dispensaries to sell marijuana to anyone over 21 as regulators spent the past year and a half drafting rules for the new recreational market. The transition comes with other significant changes: Recreational …

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Morhaim removed from committee following questions about ties to medical marijuana company

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Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat, speaks to reporters on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2016 session. House Speaker Michael E. Busch removed Del. Dan K. Morhaim, the longest serving physician in the General Assembly , from a key health policy committee post that Morhaim held for 14 years. The shift, which costs Morhaim a …

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Banda defends her medical marijuana use

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — Shona Banda is the Garden City woman who has been fighting marijuana and child endangerment charges for the past few years. She’s a medical marijuana advocate who says using cannabis oil has changed her life. “I didn’t leave the couch,” she said about …

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A better pain killer: How medical marijuana can fight opioid abuse

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As Pennsylvania officials continue building a regulated medical-marijuana system, they must consider not only the risks of marijuana abuse, but the risks of opioid abuse — from which, studies suggest, medical marijuana might save some patients. A study published last summer said the average doctor prescribed an average of 1,826 fewer daily doses of painkillers per year that were filled …

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Medical marijuana bill to be introduced at SC Statehouse

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – South Carolina lawmakers will introduce medical cannabis legislation on Tuesday morning. It’s the first day of the legislative session in Columbia and advocates will discuss the “South Carolina Compassionate Care Act” at 10:30 a.m. “I’m hopeful that we won’t have to leave the state …

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N.J. man’s medical marijuana should be paid by workers’ comp, judge says

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TRENTON — A south Jersey man injured on the job at a lumber company will have his medical marijuana tab paid by his employer’s workers compensation insurance, according to a state administrative law judge ruling in what appears to be the first decision of its kind in the state. Andrew Watson of Egg Harbor Township qualified for the state’s medicinal …

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This Correlation Between Legal Medical Marijuana States and Traffic Fatalities Is Shocking

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Image source: Getty Images. Marijuana had an incredible 2016, and the fast-growing pot industry is looking to continue building on that momentum in 2017. After beginning 2016 with cannabis legal in 23 states for medical purposes, and four states for adult use, the year closed with 28 states having legalized medical marijuana and residents in eight states having legalized recreational …