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NJ migraine, chronic pain patients seek OK to use medical marijuana

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Close icon Shopping Cart icon New Jersey’s first new cannabis products – oils, syringes and lotions – on sale at a Bellmawr medical marijuana dispensary, Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center, on Friday Sept. 9, 2016. From left to right: Peter Rosenfeld, Harriet Berkey, Sonia Armstrong, and Jay Lassiter hold up the products they just picked up. For the first time …

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Lloyd Omdahl: Legislature takes charge of medical marijuana

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Anyone who has read the 23-page initiated measure providing for medical marijuana has to agree that when the Legislature did the right thing when it suspended the measure’s effective date until July 1. The detail required to create such a program lends itself more to the normal legislative process than a "yes" or "no" vote at the polls. However, the …

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Medical marijuana measure forgot to legalize medical marijuana

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columnist Rob Port The medical marijuana measure, which earned nearly 64 percent of the vote in November, is a mess. The measure, as it is currently written, sets out an arduous bureaucratic process through which North Dakotans can grow, sell, and/or buy medical marijuana but does not modify the criminal statutes to make growing, selling and/or buying marijuana legal for …

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Supporters urge passage of medical marijuana legislation

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CHARLESTON — Janice Bostic stood Wednesday morning on the West Virginia State Capitol steps alongside her daughter, her son, her sister and a family caregiver. Bostic, of Victor, held a neon orange sign that read, “Give my daughter a chance,” with a cannabis leaf as a placeholder for the “a” in chance. Her 15-year-old daughter, Evelyn, bundled in a blue …

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Getting ready for medical marijuana

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It was a long time in coming, but medical marijuana was finally legalized in Pennsylvania last spring. The commonwealth thus joined more than two dozen other states and the District of Columbia where the use of marijuana in some form is allowed for medicinal purposes. The new law promises potential relief for the victims of a number of debilitating conditions …

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Cannabis expo strives to educate people about medical marijuana

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The second annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo is wrapping up this weekend at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall as vendors from across the state gathered to promote the state’s growing medical marijuana industry. With the third medical marijuana dispensary getting the go-ahead to start growing its product recently, expo organizers say they want to educate people about the growing business of medical …

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Data: Only half of state’s medical marijuana patients are repeat buyers

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Albany More than three-quarters of the state’s 13,000 or so medical marijuana-eligible patients have purchased the drug, but only half of the 13,000 are repeat buyers under the tightly regulated state program, according to Department of Health data provided to the Times Union. Through late January, 12,933 patients had been certified by their doctors to participate in the state’s medical …

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Clinton Gallagher: Respect voters — OK medical marijuana

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Dear Editor: Wisconsin Democrats may be introducing bills aimed at legalizing medical marijuana, but the hypocrisy on the part of Wisconsin politicians is stupefying. Growing cannabis and marijuana in Wisconsin was once lawful. When cannabis was criminalized in Wisconsin I do not know, but we do know Gov. Scott Walker pontificated 7-year-old Lydia Schaeffer to death and played her mom …