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Vegas pot price hike has medical marijuana buyers looking for alternate sales

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LAS VEGAS –Some unintended consequences of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada has forced medical marijuana buyers to return to the black market, KTNV reported. A woman told KTNV that some medical marijuana patients can’t afford “the price gouging” at dispensaries so they are finding it through illegal methods. Emily Wilson said she found refuge in Las Vegas due …

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Medical Marijuana Is Preferred by 93% of Patients for Pain Management

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Patients managing pain vastly prefer using medical marijuana to opioid-based medications. They reported fewer side effects, and the majority found cannabis more effective. A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain — opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer …

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“Our prices have almost doubled:” Medical marijuana users turn to the street after pot legalized in Nevada

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NEVADA — The voters spoke, and legalized recreational marijuana in Nevada, but there have been some unintended consequences. Some buyers have been forced to return to the black market, despite the legalization. Some medical marijuana patients say they cannot afford “the price gouging” at dispensaries, so they’re turning to the streets. “It changed the whole quality of my life,” Emily …

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Dust-up over medical marijuana at Calgary Stampede points to legalization challenges

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Vicky Penny was initially barred from entering the Stampede grounds with her medical marijuana, despite having a prescription. (Kate Adach/CBC) A Calgary woman who has a prescription for medical marijuana was recently refused entry into the Calgary Stampede while carrying the drug. After discussing the issue with her at length, Stampede organizers relaxed their policy and allowed Vicky Penny to …

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Olympian, whiskey heir among those trying to grow medical pot in Ohio

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Long-time natives and carpetbaggers. Construction magnates, toy tycoons, an Olympian and an heir to the Jim Bean whiskey fortune. These are some of investors vying to win approval to grow medical marijuana in Ohio. The state accepted 185 applications in June and now has to decide who gets the 24 cultivator licenses available. Ohio’s medical marijuana law, passed last year, …

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Seniors cast aside stereotypes, find relief in medical marijuana

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Last Christmas, Barbara Kaiser slid to her kitchen floor and just sobbed. The 82-year-old Green Valley woman had spent decades baking hundreds of cookies for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the holidays, but this year, the pain won. She just couldn’t do it anymore. Her arthritis and chronic neuropathy were so bad it took her 15 minutes to get …

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Illinois Hemp Bill May Benefit Medical Marijuana Industry

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A bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved. The pending legislation could help medical marijuana growers increase their relatively small pool of 25,000 certified users to the general public, Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois Chairman Ross Morreale told the …