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LSU, Ole Miss talk medical marijuana programs

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Photo Credit: publicdomainpictures/MGN BATON ROUGE, LA ( WAFB ) – Few plants have created as much controversy as cannabis. Known as marijuana, pot, and a myriad of other nicknames, the federal government just calls it illegal. Marijuana is considered a schedule I drug, which by definition means it has potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses. However, many researchers …

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How Medical Marijuana Can Help Alleviate Our Pain-Driven Opioid Crisis

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With each passing day, we are bombarded by headlines confirming that there is an opioid epidemic in America. These addiction problems are proving pervasive in every age group, ethnic background, and socioeconomic strata. In fact, the opioid epidemic is being affirmed as the worst epidemic in U.S. history, with each year seeing more deaths than the year before. Numbers from …

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Medical marijuana side ventures crop up

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Richard DiMarco, executive director and founder of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Association in Greensburg, talks about the newly created trade organization, on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Updated 3 minutes ago Rich DiMarco cares about cannabis, including the terminology used to describe it. “Nobody who is serious about cannabis should ever call it marijuana,” the Greensburg resident said. “Marijuana is a slang …

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Medical marijuana access on Cape and Islands remains limited

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Hide caption @cmlindahl Nearly five years after voters made marijuana legal for medical purposes, the Cape and Islands are still without a single dispensary, which has forced many patients to turn to the black market or legally questionable delivery services to purchase what they say is life-improving medicine. With the opening of Theory Wellness in Bridgewater last week, the closest …

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Oxnard OKs medical marijuana deliveries, shows some openness to dispensaries

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Deliveries of medical cannabis will soon be allowed in Oxnard after action from the City Council to relax one area of its marijuana ordinance. By a unanimous vote, the council on Tuesday approved medical marijuana deliveries and requested more information on other commercial aspects of recreational and medicinal pot. It was an indication that other parts of the city marijuana …

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Ohio senator wants feds to lift prohibition on marijuana

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COLUMBUS The state senator who helped push through Ohio’s medical marijuana law wants to ask U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Congress to re-classify cannabis. State Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, introduced a resolution in the Ohio Senate on Wednesday that would make a formal request to the feds to drop marijuana from the …

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Can the Philippines Legalize Medical Marijuana Despite Duterte’s Violent Drug Crackdown?

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(arda savaşcıoğulları/iStock) The Philippines is a country rich in history and cultural significance, but President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug offenders has created a deep divide in the international community. “It’s effective. I will not deprive Filipinos of the benefits of medicinal marijuana.” Duterte won the Philippine presidential election on May 9, 2016, with 39% of the votes in …