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For the first time, House tackles medical marijuana bill

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The House of Representatives started tackling the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Bill of Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III on Wednesday night. MANILA, Philippines — For the first time in years, the proposed law that would allow the use of marijuana extracts for medicinal purposes is being discussed by lawmakers in plenary. The House of Representatives started tackling the Compassionate Medical Cannabis …

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Could medical marijuana help fight the opioid epidemic?

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New research suggests medical cannabis may play a key role in ending the opioid epidemic plaguing the nation. The findings from Aclara Research , a cannabis patient and consumer insights group, come soon after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in the U.S. as an estimated 175 Americans die from opioids each day. The study, …

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First misuse of medical marijuana heading to court

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HARTFORD — In the first case of its kind since the state’s medical-marijuana program was approved by lawmakers five years ago, a North Branford man who owned the medical-marijuana growing facility in Eastern Connecticut is facing charges of allegedly diverting and distributing cannabis. Andrew M. Bozzuto, 54, who is listed in state incorporation documents as the owner of Connecticut Pharmaceutical …

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Could medical marijuana help fight the opioid epidemic?

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New research suggests medical cannabis may play a key role in ending the opioid epidemic plaguing the nation. The findings from Aclara Research , a cannabis patient and consumer insights group, come soon after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in the U.S. as an estimated 175 Americans die from opioids each day. The study, …

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What’s the reality of medical marijuana becoming legal in Indiana?

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File photo of medical cannabis oil INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The push to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana appears to be gaining a certain strength. Numerous veterans organizations, for example, have publicly pleaded with lawmakers to help treat veterans with issues like PTSD, chronic pain and traumatic brain injuries. “We’re not talking about letting veterans smoke pot,” a representative said at …

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Correction: CNS-Medical-Cannabis story

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In a story Nov. 10 about medical cannabis, Capital News Service erroneously reported that Maryland’s medical cannabis commission awarded Green Thumb Industries a pre-approval license as a grower, and that it was retracted based on information from state Attorney General Brian Frosh. GTI was never awarded a pre-approval or a license as a grower, and therefore it …

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Medical marijuana license delays challenged in lawsuit

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Another potential marijuana grower hoping to cash in on Florida’s “green rush” is suing the state, this time accusing health officials of unconstitutionally dragging their feet by failing to grant new pot licenses. The plaintiffs in the latest challenge include Bill’s Nursery, Inc., a Miami-Dade County grower that lost out when the Department of Health handed out an initial round …

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Miami Nursery Sues to Demand Florida Allow More Medical Pot Farms

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After voters overwhelmingly legalized medical marijuana a year ago, Florida was supposed to issue ten new pot-growing licenses to nurseries by October 3. But the state has dragged its feet in implementing nearly every aspect of the law, from issuing cards to patients to passing basic regulations on who can smoke cannabis and when they can smoke it. Now it’s …