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Locals weigh pros and cons of medical marijuana

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CLARKSBURG— As the bill to legalize medical marijuana makes its way through the House, area residents have conflicting views on the possibility of seeing it become law. W. Fred Wilson of Philippi believes that medical marijuana has a real possibility to help others. Some residents think that marijuana should be legal because of how certain conditions respond to the drug. …

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The next state to legalize medical marijuana could be…Nebraska?

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Unable to play video. Neither flash nor html5 is supported! When it comes to high-growth industries, there’s very little, if anything, that can top the marijuana industry. In just 21 years’ time, more than half of the country has legalized access to medical cannabis, and over the past four-plus years, we’ve witnessed eight states (along with Washington, D.C.) legalize recreational …

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Medical marijuana bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, efforts to let patients legally access the drug are gaining in South Carolina with the help of conservative lawmakers. While 28 states allow comprehensive medical marijuana programs, only two of those are in the South. Arkansas and Florida voters approved theirs through the ballot last …

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The Next State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Could Be…Nebraska?

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When it comes to high-growth industries, there’s very little, if anything, that can top the marijuana industry. In just 21 years’ time, more than half of the country has legalized access to medical cannabis, and over the past four-plus years, we’ve witnessed eight states (along with Washington, D.C.) legalize recreational pot. This expansion has led to some very large dollar …

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Medical pot: from ballot to regulated industry

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The medical marijuana industry is poised to explode with new state regulations and taxes on the dispensaries that will sell the weed. Kathleen Gray/Detroit Free Press (Photo: Roxana Gonzalez, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Nov. 4, 2008 : Michigan voters pass a ballot proposal by a 63%-37% margin to allow the use of medical marijuana. May 2012: State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, introduces …

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Should your insurance company pay for medical marijuana?

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Cannabis in Canada may soon be a go-to prescription Recent court rulings in Canada and the U.S. could set a new precedent for insurance companies to pay for doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. In the last few months, in consideration of the addictive potential of opiates and relatively few safety concerns over marijuana, judges in both the U.S. and Canada have ruled …

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Marion doc on probation allowed to continue seeing patients seeking medical marijuana

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The state has placed on indefinite probation the license of a medical doctor who runs a clinic in Marion that advertises it is sympathetic to patients seeking access to the state’s medical marijuana program. Dr. Bodo Schneider’s clinic also specialized in pain management, but his patients receiving prescription pain medication must be transferred to another health care provider under the …

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Tennessee Needs Medical Marijuana Because Drug Prescriptions ‘Are Killing Us,’ Lawmaker Says

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Medical marijuana won’t be legal in Tennessee anytime soon after a House Representative’s bill, which aimed to legalize cannabis use for people suffering from certain conditions such as cancer, HIV and epilepsy, failed to get Senate support. The bill, HB0495, was considered dead for the year after the state’s House Health Committee rejected the measure following discussion. Rep. Jeremy Faison, …