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Medical Marijuana Bill Sponsor Says Goodlatte Is a Supporter

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Legislation emerges as legalization gains broader acceptance At the same time, Sessions is pursuing new a federal crackdown A Florida Republican backing a bipartisan bill to make medical marijuana research easier said that House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has agreed to co-sponsor the legislation, potentially bolstering its chances in the House. Representative Matt Gaetz said Tuesday night that Goodlatte. a …

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Could medical marijuana treat severe autism? Some Louisiana parents believe it can help

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Photo by Kathy Young A car ride anywhere with Denise Young’s 16-year-old son Seth can be extremely dangerous. Seth was diagnosed as a young child as having low-functioning autism, a severe form of the disorder that makes him hypersensitive to sound and light and which can trigger tantrum-like meltdowns. “They call it a rage,” Young said. “He has thrown punches …

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News / Politics / Weed Week Trump’s war on medical marijuana putting Illinois dispensaries at ‘risk’

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Donald Trump is making things very difficult for the medical marijuana industry. On December 14, President Trump promised to liberate free markets, propel the economy, and—what else—"make America great again"—all by cutting federal red tape. Standing before huge stacks of paper that were supposed to represent reams of federal regulations, Trump took out a pair of scissors and snipped a …

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Missouri House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

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After an evening of sometimes emotional debate, the Missouri House approves medical marijuana bill for the state. House Bill (HB) 1554 was passed by a voice vote on Monday, April 23. The measure would make it legal for some seriously or terminally ill patients to use non-smokable forms of cannabis to treat their conditions. Rep. Jim Neely, a Republican from …

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Health Canada ‘open’ to medical marijuana sales through pharmacies

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(This story has been updated from an earlier version.) The regulatory body that oversees medical cannabis in Canada says it’s open to the idea of distributing cannabis directly to patients through pharmacies, a move that could give the country’s MMJ market a boost by improving access. But such a change would require buy-in from other key players beyond Health Canada. …

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Here’s When (and Where) Philly’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Will Open

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Soon, patients who use medical marijuana in Philadelphia won’t have to leave the city to get treatment. Rendering via Restore Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensaries first opened their doors in February. Two months later, patients in Philadelphia are still waiting for the day when they don’t have to leave the city to get treatment — but soon, that will change. Restore …

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Opinion: What to expect from marijuana stocks after the first big medical cannabis win

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A patient takes GW Pharmaceuticals’ Savitex treatment. The British company now has an epilepsy syrup in front of a U.S. FDA advisory panel. Fortunes may be made in legal cannabis over the coming years. As a result, bullish sentiment is building on cannabis stocks both for recreational and medicinal uses. Adding to the bullish sentiment is the first-ever cannabis-based medicine …