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Puff or Pass? Medical Marijuana and Chronic Illness

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The earliest written reference to marijuana exists in Chinese writings dating back to 2737 B.C. that describe cannabis’ use as a medication for rheumatism, gout, and malaria. The Spanish brought marijuana to the New World in 1545, and it became a commercial crop, along with tobacco, by 1611. Marijuana is made from the dried leaves and buds of the cannabis …

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Collier shortens temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries

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Congress included a provision in its new budget bill that says the Department of Justice can’t spend money on medical marijuana prosecutions. Video provided by Newsy Newslook (Photo: Lumineux_Images, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Medicinal marijuana dispensaries should be able to open in Collier County as soon as October. County commissioners voted Tuesday, 4-1, to shorten a temporary ban they had placed on …

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D.C. Seeks To Expand List Of Professionals Who Can Recommend Medical Marijuana

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Saul Edmunds was unable to get a recommendation for medical marijuana from his doctor at the Georgetown University Hospital, which prohibits doctors from recommending the drug. If you want to legally purchase marijuana in D.C., the city’s medical marijuana program is your only option. But patients and advocates say one of the program’s biggest pinch points is getting the needed …

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Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law

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David Goldman Georgia state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, displays a bottle of cannabis oil in his office in Macon. Peake, the author of the bill that began the state’s medical marijuana program, still hopes one day the state will allow the production of the oil within Georgia’s borders. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday a measure …

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Marple commissioners vote to regulate medical marijuana facilities

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MARPLE >> The commissioners had billboards on their minds Monday night as they voted unanimously to approve an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries and grower/processor facilities. In 2008, the board was in the process of drafting an amendment to determine a zoning district where off-premises advertising would be permitted when Bartkowski Investment Group filed an application to erect seven 672-square …

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Who is behind medical marijuana plans in Central Pa.?

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Pennsylvania will gain about $7.9 million from marijuana permit applicants this year. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record Here are some of those fighting to get in at the ground floor of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry. What do two retired NFL players and a former lieutenant governor have in common? They all hope to transform marijuana into medicine in Central Pennsylvania. …

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The Medical Marijuana Bill Has the Votes. Will It Make It to the Floor?

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Texas legislators may soon make medicinal marijuana legal for the first time. When Ana Maria Alva’s autistic son starting taking CBD oil, which comes from cannabis, the changes were obvious. They lived in California at the time, where medical marijuana is legal. Diagnosed as severely autistic at age two, her son often had unexpected outbursts if he became too excited …