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Texas state senator pushes for medical marijuana

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AUSTIN – A bill filed in the state senate on Friday is pushing for the expansion of medical marijuana in Texas. State Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 79 Friday in an attempt to expand the disorders for which medical marijuana can be used. A study done in May shows support for medical marijuana in Texas is up four percent …

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El Paso County medical marijuana dispensary owner sues county over denial of license renewal

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Photo via Google Maps, The Gazette The owner of recently shuttered medical marijuana center, New Horizons, is suing El Paso County commissioners after they put one of four dispensaries within their jurisdiction out of business. The owner of a recently shuttered medical marijuana center is suing El Paso County commissioners after they put one of four dispensaries in unincorporated areas …

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Leon Schools among districts navigating details of medical marijuana

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Buy Photo When Gov. Rick Scott signed into law the expanded use of medical marijuana in late June, public school districts found themselves with a new problem to solve: how to store and administer the state-sanctioned drug. When the Legislature broadened the list of illnesses that medical marijuana can be purchased in Florida to treat, it also instructed districts to …

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New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don’t Fix Poor Access In New York State

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) – Despite the growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries opening in New York State, some consumers are still having trouble accessing the product. Credit Spiritual Enlightenment / Flickr Holly Anderson is the Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester and said many individuals she works with say even with access to a list of prescribing doctors …

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TX senator files bill to extend medical marijuana usage

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AUSTIN – Texas Senator José Menéndez filed Senate Bill 79 to extend medical marijuana usage to those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, cancer, traumatic brain injuries, and other ‘debilitating conditions’. Texas currently only allows legal medical marijuana use for those suffering from intractable epilepsy. Twenty-nine states allow the use of medical marijuana. Eight states allow recreational use. Supporters hope …

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NFL Owners Agree To Consider Letting Players Use Medical Marijuana

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Tony Overman/MCT/Newscom The National Football League is back in action this weekend—if you count preseason games as "action"—after taking a tiny step toward maybe, possibly, someday letting players use marijuana to treat pain. NFL owners agreed to work together with the NFL Players Association on a study to determine the effectiveness of marijuana as a medical treatment. Yes, there have …

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MN Health Commissioner Extends Medical Pot Growers License

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Photo by O’Dea at WikiCommons. (CC-BY-SA 3.0) ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s two medical marijuana growers have been approved to continue supplying cannabis for two more years. On Wednesday, Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs received approval from Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Ed Ehlinger to continue providing medical marijuana. Ehlinger re-registered the state’s two suppliers after reviewing the …

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Medical marijuana testing plan hits a snag

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Hide caption Ohio colleges unwilling to do state-required testing. Ohio is moving ahead with rules for growing, processing and selling medical marijuana, but the job of testing the product for public consumption remains up in the air. The state law, which went into affect last September, requires an Ohio college or university to test marijuana for “potency, homogeneity and contamination” …