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Medical marijuana advisory board hosts inaugural meeting

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MorgueFile CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board hosted its inaugural meeting Wednesday at the University of Charleston. Members heard presentations detailing a broad review of the law, how the Office of Medical Cannabis will be organized, and comments from the public about how the law would affect them. “This is about helping people, their families and communities …

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Utah Launches Medical Cannabis Signature Drive

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Medical marijuana advocates in Utah plan to launch a signature drive to put MMJ legalization on the ballot in November 2018. The Utah Patients Coalition will hold a press conference on Thursday morning at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, starting at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The event will feature campaign leaders, patients, and supporters while volunteers will begin …

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How a 13-year-old girl may have inspired Pennsylvania to legalize medical pot

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Pastor Shawn Berkebile says he remembers when two parishioners told him they were going to break the law. “They came to me as a confession,” said Berkebile, a pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abbotstown, Pa. In 2013, Matt and Angie Sharrer told him they were using medical marijuana as a treatment for their daughter, Annie, then 9, …

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Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

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Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced H.R. 3391 : The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017. This Act amends the federal law to facilitate clinical investigations involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products. As you may know, there are many benefits to medical cannabis. Those suffering from PTSD, …

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Medical marijuana makers, distributors to be allowed in El Monte, but retail locations still banned

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In this June 27, 2017, photo, popcorn shaped marijuana nuggets are seen in a plastic container at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary owned by Jerred Kiloh in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) EL MONTE >> The City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with new rules allowing operators on the business side of the medical marijuana industry — …

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Here’s why Buncombe commissioners won’t be taking up a medical marijuana resolution

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A new study shows marijuana might do more damage to your cardiovascular health than cigarettes. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard (@Natasha Abellard) has the story. Buzz60 (Photo: tvirbickis, Getty Images/iStockphoto) ASHEVILLE — Nearly a dozen supporters asked county commissioners to support medical marijuana, but it’s unlikely the board will consider a resolution. Activists filled commission chambers Tuesday, telling county officials of their …

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Can medical marijuana revive Israel’s kibbutz movement?

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Eilon Bdil overlooking Kibbutz Elifaz, Israel, August 9, 2017. (Andrew Tobin) KIBBUTZ ELIFAZ, Israel ( JTA ) – By all accounts, Eilon Bdil has no personal interest in marijuana. But as the business manager of Kibbutz Elifaz, he’s a big believer in the herb. Bdil sees medical marijuana as a unique opportunity to revive his remote Negev community. “This cannabis …