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Fight for daughter turns into battle for medical marijuana

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(Photo: Provided by Tiffany Wigginton Carnal via The Cincinnati Enquirer) CINCINNATI — Tiffany Wigginton Carnal is in the fight of her life to save her daughter . Lyndi Carnal, 17, has Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. …

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City to block medical marijuana businesses?

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PATASKALA – Even though Ohio’s new medical marijuana program remains a still-in-the-works proposition, Pataskala officials recently discussed crafting a response to it. What could that response look like? Well, based on early discussions, it could resemble a red sign with the words "Not Welcome" printed on it. Pataskala City Council discussed the issue, in brief, during its Jan. 3 regular …

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Local Lawmakers Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bills

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Error loading player: No playable sources found JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Two local lawmakers sponsored bills that would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri. State Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, sponsored HB437 which would allow people with serious medical conditions to use medical marijuana. He said he supports medical marijuana after watching his daughter lose a tough battle with cancer two years ago. …

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Medical marijuana bill unveiled in South Carolina Legislature

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – A bill expanding the use of medical marijuana has just been introduced in South Carolina, and on Tuesday supporters talked about why they are behind what’s being called the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act. In 2014, South Carolina lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill allowing cannabis oil for medical use, but lawmakers didn’t realize interstate commerce laws wouldn’t …

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Legislators hope 2017 is the year for medical pot in SC

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S.C. legislators are gearing up for another fight over a bill that would allow the legal use of medical marijuana in the Palmetto State. A half-dozen lawmakers Tuesday made their first order of business on the session’s opening day the unveiling of the S.C. Compassionate Care Act. The bill would allow South Carolinians with “debilitating medical conditions” to use medical …

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Push to expand Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

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Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s five-year-old medical marijuana law may soon be expanded to cover more illnesses and conditions. Members of the public are invited to testify to a panel of eight physician specialists Wednesday. Approximately 3,500 patients, adults and children, in New Haven County alone are approved and using medical marijuana. Over 15,000 state-wide are using it for 22 …

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Peake pushing medical marijuana again

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A year ago, state Rep. Allen Peake ran into gubernatorial and law enforcement buzzsaws when he pushed a bill to allow growing and distributing medical marijuana in Georgia. But he’s back this year with a proposal that he hopes will negate the opposition from the governor’s office and law enforcement. Peake ran into the buzzsaws a year after he won …