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Dispensaries, patients anticipate future of medical marijuana in Texas

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When their daughter, Catherine, was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy at three years old, Terri Carriker and her husband were desperate to find something that would treat her seizures. After multiple treatments failed, and only a few treatment options were left, they sought a less conventional alternative. Now 15 years old, Catherine has been taking a hemp-based CBD oil for just …

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A look inside Illinois’ medical marijuana cultivation centers

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – It’s expected to be a hot debate at the Indiana Statehouse in the upcoming session: Whether to legalize medical marijuana. One lawmaker is drafting a bill to make medical marijuana legal here. Republican State Representative Jim Lucas recently traveled to Illinois to see how the program works there. We got permission to tag along. Our first destination …

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Lab tests find mold on medical marijuana sold in Phoenix; ‘It should be pulled off the shelf’

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(Source: CBS 5) (Source: CBS 5) (Source: CBS 5) (Source: CBS 5) (Source: CBS 5) (CBS 5 INVESTIGATES) – Independent test results found mold on medical marijuana sold in the Valley that would not meet standards in some other states. Unlike most states with medical marijuana programs, Arizona does not establish contaminant standards for cannabis or require that cannabis products …

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Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries are running out of pot in opening week

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Peg Nottingham of Gaithersburg, Md., prepares to smoke a strain of medical marijuana called Northern Lights that she received from Potomac Holistics on Dec. 1 in Rockville, Md. Dispensaries are running out of raw product as demand outstrips supply. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries finally opened this week after years of delay, but many are running out …

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Longtime Washington state medical marijuana activist dies

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JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age 74. McKee passed away Nov. 18, said her longtime friend and fellow activist Dale Rogers. He was not certain of the cause. McKee was a fixture at marijuana policy hearings in …

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Indiana governor talks CBD oil, medical marijuana

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) We are just days away from the end of 2017. Thursday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb sat down with Statehouse Bureau Chief David Williams to talk about some of this year’s hot topics. We asked the Governor if CBD oil is legal and if Hoosiers can buy it in stores. “Yes,” Governor Holcomb said, “and they will continue to …

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Shutdown Unlikely, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to kill the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prevents the DEA and FBI from interfering with state-legal medical marijuana programs. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Update: On Thursday afternoon, the House passed a continuing resolution that funded the federal government through Dec. 22. The short-term funding legislation now advances to the Senate. Congressional Republicans were reportedly near agreement on …

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Portage to hold emergency meeting to vote to keep medical marijuana dispensary open

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PORTAGE, Mich. — Jevin Weyenberg knows firsthand the benefits of medical marijuana. He’s a cancer survivor and said using cannabis helped reduce the pain and nausea he felt while recovery from chemotherapy. “There’s very good cannabis topicals, cannabis oils, that are very effective at treating chronic pain whether it be nerve pain, arthritis, back pain,” said Weyenberg. “[It] combines with …