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Christie signs bill approving the use of medical marijuana to treat PTSD

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Don Karpowich, an Air Force special operations veteran from Morristown with PTSD, has attended several demonstrations at the Statehouse over the past year to push for the bill. Gov. Christie, surprising skeptics, on Wednesday approved a bill that will allow people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana when conventional treatments fail. Patients and their advocates had lobbied …

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Chris Christie Signs 3 Bills Into Law, Including Medical Marijuana Legislation

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Gov. Chris Christie signed three bills into law Wednesday, including legislation that legalizes medical marijuana for some patients. Christie signed legislation to approve the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, noting that many soldiers could benefit from its usage. He noted that since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the United States "has vigorously fought …

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Jugde blasts Florida health officials over medical marijuana scorecards

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Photo by CMElixirs via Pixabay Saying they did not follow their own rules, an administrative law judge scalded state health officials for the method used to grant highly coveted medical-marijuana licenses to nurseries last fall. Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham also made clear that he intends to recommend that the Department of Health issue another "dispensing organization" license because …

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Christie to let PTSD sufferers get medical marijuana

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TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Wednesday that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that would qualify people for medical marijuana, a move actively sought by combat veterans. Christie said he supported the bill because an estimated 20 percent of veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from this "debilitating" illness. …

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Organic farm group launches program to certify Maine’s medical cannabis

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Maine patients could be the first on the East Coast to consume medical marijuana grown to standards similar to those used for certified organic food products. The Certified Clean Cannabis program, launched by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and now in a yearlong trial phase, is the first of its kind on the East Coast and one of …

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Medical marijuana laws in the crosshairs of former Giants star

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Former NFL football player Leonard Marshall, left, poses with Dr. Julian Bailes at the world premiere gala screening of the film "Concussion" during the 2015 AFI Fest at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) ( ) PARAMUS — Leonard Marshall was the image of terror when he was a defensive …

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Ark. governor, doctors criticize medical marijuana push

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — In less than two months, the State of Arkansas will vote on whether or not medical marijuana should be legal in the state. Marijuana is not medicine; that was the message from Governor Asa Hutchinson Monday. "Smoking marijuana is not what’s needed. It hasn’t been tested. It has to go through the FDA approval process, …