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Cuomo urged to sign bill giving PTSD patients access to medical marijuana

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Governor Cuomo is being urged to sign a bill that would expand eligibility for the state’s medical marijuana program tAndrew o include patients undergoing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Senate and Assembly have both approved it. The question is when it may arrive on Governor Cuomo’s desk. It will be one among hundreds of pieces of legislation that the …

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Medical marijuana gives hope to families

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SHERRODSVILLE — Kim Lallathin starts each morning by holding her breath and walking into her daughter’s room. "I’ll sit there for a minute and make sure I can hear her," Lallathin, 47, said. She has done that since Ciara’s troubled birth 13 years ago. Her daughter died in the womb and was revived by doctors after roughly 14 minutes. Lack …

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Lebanon to vote on marijuana issue this week

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0 Lebanon City Council is expected to gather Tuesday at city hall for a vote on a medical marijuana moratorium. FILE LEBANON — After hours of debate, Lebanon city council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to declare a moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation, processing or distribution within city limits. RELATED: Lebanon council, nation divided over marijuana legalization The …

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This Texan’s daughter needed medical marijuana, so he moved to Colorado

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Listen to Emmanuel Garza explain why he wanted House Bill 2107 — which would’ve expanded the use of medical marijuana — to pass. Madelynn Garza had her first seizure at three months old. She was born with Aicardi Syndrome, a disease affecting nearly 4,000 people worldwide that caused her infantile spasms and made her legally blind. Now almost two, Madelynn’s …

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Medical marijuana heads up Tuesday City Council agenda

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City Councilors have a busy meeting tomorrow night with public hearings, including a request by Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF) to open a dispensing-only treatment center for medical marijuana at 487-491 Lynnway. The Newton-based firm, operating dispensaries in Oregon and Colorado, is seeking a special permit to open a store at the 4,631 square-foot Cooper-Lewis building on the Lynnway. MPF …

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The key to treating alcoholism with medical marijuana the key to treating alcoholism with medical marijuana

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This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast. Most Americans know someone who is suffering from addiction in one form or another — alcoholism is perhaps the most pervasive of these chemical afflictions. Furthermore, the use of alcohol has become an integral part of almost all ritualized social activities across Western culture. While controlled, social drinking doesn’t pose any adverse …

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U-Md. School of Pharmacy to provide training for medical marijuana

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The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will begin offering training to prepare prospective workers for the medical marijuana industry. The move puts the Baltimore school in league with few other established universities and colleges, including the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology, seeking to bring educational standards to a growing national industry that grapples with evolving …