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Medical Marijuana Grower Applicant Growing Controversey in Wyoming County Neighborhood

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EXETER TOWNSHIP — In just two weeks, Pennsylvania will begin accepting permits to grow, process, and dispense medical marijuana. Wilkes-Barre Township is set to vote Monday night on its rules for the industry. Meanwhile, in Wyoming County plans to allow a medical marijuana growing facility in a neighborhood is meeting with controversy. Bill Banta of Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce said the …

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Wisconsin Democrats introduce bills aimed at legalizing medical marijuana

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PHOTO BY MICHELLE STOCKER A pair of Democratic lawmakers hopes to move Wisconsin closer to legalizing medical marijuana with the introduction on Monday of two pieces of legislation. The first bill would legalize the use of medical marijuana for patients with qualifying conditions. The second would put the question to voters in the form of a nonbinding statewide referendum. It …

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Did Fungus In Medical Marijuana Lead To California Man’s Death?

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. SACRAMENTO (KPIX 5) – Did the medicine contribute to the patient’s death? That was the question facing doctors when a California man died from a relatively rare fungal infection. “It started with a couple patients that were undergoing very intensive chemotherapy and a stem cell therapy, and those …

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Vireo Health officials accused of smuggling medical marijuana to NY

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(Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News) Two top officials at Vireo Health, the parent company of the White Plains medical marijuana dispensary, have been accused of illegally smuggling marijuana-based drugs from Minnesota to New York, court records show. The two officials, Dr. Laura Bultman, a chief medical officer, and Ronald Owens, chief security officer, face felony charges in Minnesota, The Journal …

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Democrats push for medical marijuana after Vos says he’s open to idea

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MADISON – Democrats pushed for legalizing medical marijuana on Monday, hoping to build on momentum after the Republican speaker of the Assembly said he was open to the idea. “We’re not criminals. We no longer want to live in the shadows of society,” said Steve Acheson, a Gulf War veteran who uses marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and back …

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A neurobiologist says medical marijuana could solve the US opioid abuse crisis

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Americans are in pain. Over 2.5 million people in the US are addicted to opioids, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports. About 80 die daily from opioid overdoses. It’s gotten so bad that even conservative state legislators want to legalize medical marijuana , arguing it’s a safer, less addictive pain killer. Yasmin Hurd, a neuroscience, psychiatry, and …

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Some doctors think medical marijuana could be an effective Autism treatment

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Some doctors believe medical marijuana could be an effective treatment for children with Autism. The drug treatment is non-euphoric, or would contain low THC levels, so kids wouldn’t get high. Under Florida Amendment 2, doctors should be able to order it for patients, but …

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GVB to research tourism-related medical marijuana

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VISITING: Tourists enjoy the sunny weather as they explore Tumon Sunday, Feb. 5. The Guam Visitors Bureau will gather more information to determine what stance to take on the proposed tourism-oriented medical marijuana. David Castro/Post The Guam Visitors Bureau leadership wants to get more information before it takes a stance on a newly revived proposal to allow medical marijuana tourists …