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Medical marijuana might cause linked illness in Florida

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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, is an illness that wasn’t even recognized until 15 years ago. Now doctors are becoming increasingly more familiar with the sickness that causes people who smoke marijuana heavily to vomit up to 30 times a day. Northside family finds muddy stranger hiding in their attic Clinical toxicologist, Joe Spillane tolf Action News Jax there has …

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Competition to attract medical marijuana businesses ahead of permitting process

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. DUNCANNON, Pa. (WHTM) – Just a handful of permits will be available next year for medical marijuana growing facilities statewide. Another local municipality wants in, so who gets a permit and who doesn’t? The first round of applications are due between February and March. Now, a Midstate man …

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Gary man plans Indianapolis walk for medical marijuana

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Government officials in and around Gary know of Jim Nowacki, a one-time Chicago resident who now lives in Gary and is oftentimes a government critic. But by sometime next week, Nowacki expects to be in Indianapolis, lobbying for medical marijuana in the Statehouse. Nowacki, who does not own an automobile and is often seen walking from place to place in …

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Our opinion: Moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries sends wrong message

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Buy Photo On Nov. 8, voters across the state overwhelming passed a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana . In Leon County, 113,919 – or 76 percent – of the 150,426 voters who bothered to weigh in on Amendment 2 said they wanted to make medical marijuana legal in the Sunshine State. In response to the voters unambiguous desire to …

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Alice O’Leary-Randall Crusades for Medical Marijuana

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Were you to run into Alice O’Leary-Randall in Sarasota, you might not think her remarkable. At 68, O’Leary-Randall is a youthful-looking retired hospice nurse and amateur photographer—but she’s much more. In many parts of the world, including this country, she’s known as the First Lady of the medical marijuana movement. Her late husband, Robert Randall, was the first person in …

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Mexico is catching up to US states on marijuana legalization

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It’s impossible not to notice what the neighbors are doing when you’re as close as Mexico and California. Over the past two decades, the latter has increasingly embraced marijuana legalization, from the authorization of medical pot in 1996 to a vote last month that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Now Mexico is starting to follow suit . On Dec. 13, …

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Nevada takes medical marijuana database offline after data breach affects dispensary applicants

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Nevada took its medical marijuana program database off the internet this week after the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information involving thousands of dispensary applicants were inadvertently leaked online. A vulnerability affecting a web portal used by the state’s medical weed program resulted in more than 11,700 dispensary applications being publicly accessible prior to the database being disabled this …