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Medical marijuana for symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis

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Bottom Line: This study analyzed 17 clinical trials including 3,161 patients to evaluate medicinal cannabinoids — the chemical compounds in cannabis — for the treatment of symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Cannabinoids were associated with a limited and mild reduction in the subjective patient assessment of spasticity (contracted muscles), pain and bladder dysfunction in this systematic review and …

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Could Medical Cannabis Legalization Lead To More Marijuana Addiction? One U Researcher Says Yes

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A sign in support of proposition 2 in Salt Lake City. Much of the opposition to Proposition 2, the medical cannabis ballot initiative before Utah voters, has focused on what critics warn are the “unintended consequences” of broader legalization. But few have seen what those effects might be as up close as Dr. Adam Gordon. Dr. Adam Gordon, a professor …

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Lab: More than 20 percent of Hawaii medical marijuana products rejected for sale

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There are strict laws in Hawaii governing the testing of medical marijuana. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The state’s first and largest medical marijuana testing lab says that more than one-fifth of the cannabis products it tests in the islands are rejected for sale. Lab: More than 20 percent of Hawaii medical marijuana products rejected for sale “About 20 to 30 percent …

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No medical marijuana dispensaries at Jersey Shore; that could soon change

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Brick medical marijuana: Residents have their say Peter Ackerman Mike Davis Buy Photo It’s an issue of basic supply and demand: The Jersey Shore has thousands of medical marijuana patients but nowhere for them to go. With the state Department of Health set to award licenses to six new medical marijuana dispensary operators on Nov. 1, the Jersey Shore is …

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Missouri parents push for medical marijuana reform for son

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Chris and Ashley Markum have always been fighters. They met when Chris Markum took a martial arts class in college that Ashley was teaching. Sixteen years later, they’re still fighting, but now it’s for their son Ayden. Ayden Markum was born on Jan. 31, 2013. Complications during the pregnancy forced Ashley Markum to deliver him prematurely at 26 weeks, 14 …

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Lab: More than 20 percent of Hawaii medical marijuana products rejected for sale

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There are strict laws in Hawaii governing the testing of medical marijuana. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The state’s first and largest medical marijuana testing lab says that more than one-fifth of the cannabis products it tests in the islands are rejected for sale. “About 20 to 30 percent gets rejected, fails the compliance test. And I would say that 95 percent …

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Lothian cannabis grower’s products placed on ‘administrative hold’ by state

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The facilities at ForwardGro, one of the 15 pre-approved medical marijuana growers in the state. Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun) State officials have told marijuana dispensaries and processors not to accept products from a Lothian growing facility. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has placed an “administrative hold” on products from ForwardGro. Joy Strand, the commission’s executive director, …

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Doctor’s medical marijuana card clinic raises questions about his role on state panel

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When Michigan residents apply for a medical marijuana card, they need a doctor’s certification. At his clinic, Dr. David Crocker has signed off on thousands of applications. He also sits on a state medical marijuana panel. Sometimes Michigan’s state government relies on experts from the private sector to help guide public policy. But what if the experts stand to profit …