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Contaminated Medical Marijuana Believed To Have Killed California Cancer Patient

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A rare fungal infection has killed a California man undergoing cancer treatment and it’s believed he got it from medical marijuana. The treatment left the man’s immune system compromised, but his death still surprised doctors because he was relatively young and his cancer was beatable. He was using medical marijuana to fend off the treatment’s effects. …

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Where Are the Medical Marijuana Doctors in Florida? We Mapped Them.

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Medical marijuana in Florida is in a state of flux. The state’s voters overwhelmingly approved–by more than 70 percent–Amendment 2, the medical marijuana measure, in November 2016. But it will be many months before the full system of patient registration, growing licenses, and dispensaries is in place. Here’s what’s legal as of early 2017. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of …

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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 …