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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Supporters Make Last-Minute Plea to Voters

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A group pushing to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota is making a last-minute advertising push thanks to a surprise donation from a national organization. North Dakota Compassionate Care, which is sponsoring an initiated measure on the state’s ballot, quickly organized the ad campaign after receiving $15,000 last week from Drug Policy Action, said group spokeswoman …

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Audit: State not tracking medical marijuana doctors

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Medical Marijuana Troy Holden / flickr http://michrad.io/1LXrdJM The state agency responsible for Michigan’s medical marijuana program says changes are in store. That’s after an audit found it’s not tracking doctors who approve medical marijuana cards. The report by the state Auditor General found one doctor was responsible for more than 11,800 medical marijuana cards — one-fifth of all the cards …

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Photographer captures medical marijuana advocates

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When Bruno Stillo was a toddler, it was common for him to suffer as many as 500 epileptic seizures a day, a staggering total that his mother often recorded with a clicker counter designed for golfers. Through all of those episodes, through an emergency visit to the trauma center at Miami Children’s Hospital where the little boy’s vital signs dropped …

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Medical marijuana debate continues over legalizing plant or utilizing components

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A recent University of Arkansas Poll shows that 51% of voters support Issue 6 which would legalize medical marijuana. In the midst of discussion over the drug, law makers and doctors are torn over whether the whole plant should actually be legalized or just certain compounds. Samantha Smith is one citizen who hopes that Issue …

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Medical marijuana: Businesses protected

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I had the opportunity to read Joe Napsha’s news story “Attorney: Pa. regulations lag on medical marijuana; businesses to take hit” , which detailed a discussion held by attorney Kathleen Koop Irwin regarding the risks to employers. I thought that it may be worthwhile to point out a section of the law, which was the result of an amendment which …

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Southeast Texas marijuana activists hope to see medical marijuana legalized

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BEAUMONT – The legalization of recreational marijuana is on this election’s ballot in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. But activists in Southeast Texas say they hope it will soon be legalized for more medical purposes in Texas. With the recent passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act in June of 2015, cannabis supporters believe that they have a foot …

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Audit: 1 doctor OK’d medical pot for 11,810 patients

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(Photo: Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images) Lansing — A single Michigan doctor certified 11,810 medical marijuana applicants in 2015, according to a new state audit released Thursday, but the Auditor General’s Office indicated it was uncertain if any of the certifications were the result of fraud. That physician certified 14 percent of the state’s medical marijuana applications, the state …

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Medical marijuana nears 1-year milestone

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ILLINOIS ILLINOIS — Starting next week, the state will reach its one-year anniversary for medical marijuana hitting shelves. The Department of Public Health says it’s seeing more patients apply than ever before due to more conditions allowed for treatment. Five years ago, Jon Gilson suffered a traumatic brain injury during a car crash when he was 18-years old. For years, …