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World Medical Marijuana Conference Descends on Pittsburgh

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Eighty miles outside Pittsburgh a billboard asked drivers which option they would prefer to treat pain: opioids or medical marijuana? “The choice should be yours,” the sign read. It was a stark contrast to other billboards touting Jesus as savior and faith as virtue. The sign spoke to two of the biggest issues facing Pennsylvania – addiction and the push …

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Iowa Legislature approves last-minute expansion of medical cannabis oil program

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Buy Photo Iowa lawmakers struck a last-minute deal early Saturday morning to expand the state’s limited medical cannabis program, approving legislation that would allow marijuana to be grown in Iowa and dispensed as an oil to seriously ill patients. “There are sick Iowans out there that need relief, bottom line," said the bill’s floor manager, Rep. Jarad Klein, R-Keota. The …

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Medical Marijuana Conference Brings People From All Over The World To Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An artificial marijuana plant is the closest thing to pot you’ll get under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center roof this weekend. There’s not a joint in site. “Not at all,” says Bryan Doner, the CEO of Compassionate Certification Centers. “This is really a medical focus more than anything.” People have come to Pittsburgh from all over …

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“Medical marijuana refugee” Laurie Gaddis uses cannabis to treat her skin cancer

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"I’ve been preaching about cannabis cures cancer since 2008,” Laurie Gaddis says. And she’s been preaching it because it works. Gaddis moved to Colorado from Arizona after she was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer she says comes from her father’s exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. She calls herself medical marijuana refugee for nearly a …

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What we learned at Pa. medical marijuana conference

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Conference attendees move about the floor during the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday April 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Barry Reeger | Special to PennLive On Friday, the World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo opened in Pittsburgh. The event includes workshops — everything from how to cook with cannabis to …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries to be chosen through lottery in Boynton

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A worker touches plants at a cannabis greenhouse at the growing facility of the Tikun Olam company on March 7, 2011 near the northern city of Safed, Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) Boynton Beach is finalizing rules regarding medical marijuana dispensaries that might open in the city in the future. City officials first thought about imposing a moratorium on …

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Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs

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If Congress were to legalize marijuana nationwide for medicinal purposes, it would help everyone out If Congress were to legalize medical marijuana nationwide for medicinal purposes, it could save the Medicaid program $1 billion in prescription drug costs, according to new study published in Health Affairs. Researchers say that after examining a number of jurisdictions to determine whether medical marijuana …