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Chileans grow own medical marijuana as weed ban loosens

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Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant. In 2015, Chile legalized the use of medical marijuana, following a wave of other Latin American nations that are slowly making the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of cannabis easier. Earlier in May, pharmacies in the …

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Armed Men Attempt to Rob D.C. Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) D.C. police say two armed men tried to rob a medical marijuana dispensary Sunday morning, resulting in shots fired, according to DCist. The suspects came into the Takoma Wellness Center, located at the 6900 block of Blair Road NW, and demanded the founder to give them weed. The center’s founder, …

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Marijuana Stocks: Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF Has 4 Winners So Far

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Summary Since April 4, 2017, inception, the Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences Exchange Traded Fund has four winners [25%] and 12 losers [75%]. The four winners are [1] Insys Therapeutics, [2] Emblem, [3] ICC International Cannabis, and [4] 22nd Century Group. Seeking Alpha follower counts for the four winners, as of May 21, 2017, are [1] 12,913 for INSY, [2] …

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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana’s Effect On Opioid Addiction

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Medical marijuana is still new to Illinois, but some lawmakers are taking a look at expanding its use to help stem the opioid epidemic. State senators heard from recovering opioid addicts on how marijuana has helped them manage chronic pain from injuries. Ingalore Wood of Auburn said opiates made her angry and reluctant to leave the house. Then she switched …

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Medical marijuana used to treat heroin and cocaine addiction at Los Angeles rehab centre

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Cannabis is a Class B drug in the UK A drug addiction treatment centre claims to be helping patients give up heroin and cocaine with medical marijuana . Cannabis is more frequently associated with getting high than getting sober – but the directors of one rehab facility in Los Angeles say it can reduce overall harm caused by drug use. …

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Hilliard City Council set to debate medical marijuana legislation

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HILLIARD — Hilliard City Council is expected to debate medical marijuana at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. Council members are considering new legislation that allows for a single retail dispensary, but bans cultivating as well as processing medical marijuana within city limits. The legislation is scheduled for its first reading at 7pm at the Hilliard Municipal Building located at …

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Utah Republicans Blunt Medical Marijuana Resolution

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State delegates debate a resolution to support medical marijuana. The resolution failed with more than 990 votes against the measure. Utah GOP state delegates overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to support medical marijuana in their party platform over the weekend. Paul Clayton, president of the Utah Medical Association, was one of those opposed to the resolution. He said cannabis has not …