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Caregivers at Maine CDC hearing raise alarm over proposed medical marijuana rule changes

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Two years ago, doctors found a brain tumor in Michelle Caminos’ 2-year-old son that persisted despite surgeries, radiation and chemo. The Waterville higher-education consultant was desperate when she asked the neurosurgeon about cannabis. He told her it would be “almost irresponsible to not try it,” she said. She reached out to the Maine caregiver community and quickly found a nurse …

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Wolf: I’ll Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions

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(Alex Brandon/AP File Photos) Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t happy with a letter that surfaced this week from Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The letter, which Sessions sent to congressional leaders in May, seeks to undo federal medical-marijuana protections. Sessions asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , House Speaker Paul Ryan , Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority …

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This Bill Would Protect Medical Marijuana Suppliers From Jeff Sessions’ Whims

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USDOJ Today a bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce a new version of the CARERS Act, which aims to protect medical use of marijuana in the 29 states that allow it. Among other things, the bill would provide a more permanent shield from prosecution and forfeiture than the Rohrabacher/Farr amendment, the spending rider that bars the Justice Department from …

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Williams Township residents oppose proposed medical marijuana operation

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WILLIIAMS TOWNSHIP — Some Williams Township residents are on edge about their future because of a proposed medical marijuana growing and processing plant that might be moving in next door. About a half-dozen residents were prepared to express their opposition to a facility proposed for nearly 14 acres on Berger Road at Wednesday night’s township supervisors meeting. However, at the …

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Medical marijuana testing: 5 things you need to know

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Lab tests find black mold in flowers from recreational marijuana. KMGH DENVER — Even though medical marijuana was allowed in Colorado long before recreational pot became legal, medical cannabis is not held to the same standards when it comes to lab testing for what’s inside pot flowers and edibles. Here are the five things you need to know about medical …

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Lawsuit challenges Kentucky’s medical marijuana ban

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the suit said. The three plaintiffs include Dan Seum Jr., the son of a longtime Republican state senator. Another plaintiff, Amy Stalker, …

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Medical Marijuana Laws Not Linked To Rise In ‘Problematic Cannabis Use’, Finds Study

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Medical marijuana legalization is not linked with an increase in ‘problematic cannabis use’, data published in the journal Addiction reveals. Researchers with Columbia University analyzed cannabis use trends in states with medical marijuana laws in the years after those laws were passed. They found “no significant change in the prevalence of past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults (those …

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The Deputy Attorney General Is Ignorant To The Science Of Medical Marijuana

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Rod Rosenstein (Getty Images) In Congressional testimony on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proved that he knows little about the science surrounding medical marijuana. In response to a question from Washington Rep. Derek Kilmer, Rosenstein repeated the canard that the plant lacks any accepted therapeutic utility. “Scientists have found no accepted medical use for it,” he opined . In …