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Medical Marijuana Could Save Football From The CTE Crisis

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Persistent vomiting, three-day bouts of confusion, unprovoked rage, self-harm, suicidal impulses — those are just some of the horrifying symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that afflicts up to 99 percent of retired NFL players thanks to the severe concussions that have become everyday injuries in pro football. CTE is jeopardizing the lives of players as …

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GOP blocks amendment to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to vets

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The House Rules Committee decided Tuesday not to allow a medical marijuana amendment to proceed to a full vote, as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill later this week. The amendment would have prohibited federal funds from interfering with a veteran’s ability to take part in medical marijuana programs legalized in certain states. …

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Ohio-based retailer partnering with Canadian medical marijuana company

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Officials from a Canadian medical marijuana company say they partnered with a Columbus family known for fashion retailers American Eagle and DSW — as well as an Ohio State University sports arena — to help score some home turf advantage as they hope to grow, process and sell medical marijuana in Ohio. Schottenstein Aphria LLC is one of 185 companies …

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Court Ruling: Employees Can’t Be Fired For Medical Marijuana

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In Massachusetts, it’s official: employees can’t be fired for medical marijuana. Most states have a medical marijuana program in some form, and a few states are legalizing weed for recreational use. However, the fact remains that cannabis is still illegal on a federal level. The federal prohibition of weed presents a multitude of problems. It particularly poses an issue when …

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Department of Health launches practitioner registry for medical marijuana program

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Young medical marijuana plants grow at Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge, New Jersey. (HARRY FISHER / THE MORNING CALL) Physicians interested in participating in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program can now register as practitioners , the Department of Health announced Tuesday. In addition, the health department has approved two continuing education providers to offer the four-hour training required for practitioners. They …

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Medical marijuana forums begin tonight in Kalamazoo

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KALAMAZOO, MI — Two forums on proposed Kalamazoo ordinance changes will be held Wednesday and Thursday this week. Three changes to the city’s zoning code and code of ordinances would address new medical marijuana laws signed late last year. The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in September 2016, gives Michigan cities the option to allow …

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Investment Options in the Multi-billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Industry

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NEW YORK, Jul 26, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mounting research from around the world suggests marijuana’s potential to treat multiple medical conditions ranging from chronic pain to cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and more. Predicted to reach $55.8 billion by 20251, the global medical marijuana industry presents to investors a wide …

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Jeff Sessions Sued By Medical Marijuana Patients Over Controlled Substances Act

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Several people, including a retired NFL player, a young girl with severe epilepsy, and a disabled veteran, have filed suit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Justice alleging that the Controlled Substances Act is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs say that listing marijuana as a "Schedule I" drug–meaning that it has no accepted medicinal use …