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Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana

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There’s still a long way to go for medical marijuana acceptance in the recovery community. Illustration by Ryan Casey The first time someone told me it’s possible to consume cannabis without getting high, I scoffed. I was five years sober and my friend, newly in recovery, was telling me about a "special" kind of marijuana. Apparently, she said, it offered …

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What medical marijuana can and can’t do for your health

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Medical marijuana plants are pictured as they dry in the Los Angeles area. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Cannabis may ease your chronic pain, but pass on the spliff if you’re worried about anxiety. Those are two takeaways from a federal advisory released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The comprehensive review pinpoints the conditions where cannabis …

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Patients, Doctors Get Green Light For Medical Marijuana

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(Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images) TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Patients who qualify for medical marijuana under a voter-approved constitutional amendment can start purchasing cannabis treatments in as little as 90 days, according to the state’s top pot cop. Whether patients would be able to start buying medical marijuana before the Department of Health approves rules to carry out the amendment — …

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Study Links Medical Marijuana to Fewer Traffic Fatalities

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A new study from Columbia University found that traffic fatalities have fallen in seven states where medicinal cannabis is legal and that, overall, states where medical marijuana is legal have lower traffic fatality rates than states were medical marijuna remains illegal. The study found that “medical marijuana laws were associated with immediate reductions in traffic fatalities in those aged 15 …

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Lawmaker’s bill backs cultivation of in-state medical marijuana

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A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ATLANTA – A Georgia lawmaker has introduced a bill asking for a constitutional amendment allowing cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana. Channel 2’s Richard Elliot reported on …

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Strip Club Owner Plans Medical Marijuana Dispensary Near Medical District

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Trucking executive and strip club owner Perry Mandera plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary called The Herbal Care Center near the Medical District. MEDICAL DISTRICT — A strip club owner and trucking executive plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary soon just south of the Illinois Medical District. After nixing plans to open in Fulton Market, businessman Perry Mandera …

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Medical marijuana company begins home delivery

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NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – It is about access and convenience and serving the some 12,000 people approved for medical marijuana that suffer from illnesses like cancer and ALS. Vireo Health is the name of the company and they are leading the way in home delivery. Just more than a year after New York State approved medical marijuana, Vireo …