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Ill. doctors have been leery to endorse medical marijuana, but that’s changing

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Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Rush University surgeon and professor, and a team doctor for the Bulls and Sox, at his Westchester, orthopedic office on Oct. 24, 2017. Dr. Bush-Joseph comes out with other doctors in favor of expanded medical marijuana use for pain, in place of opioids. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) As a prominent Chicago surgeon, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sees …

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County preparing plans for medical marijuana delivery while opponents consider next step

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Cannabis buds sit on the shelf of a pot shop in Kern County. Just weeks after Kern County supervisors approved an outright ban on commercial cannabis, officials have started the process of developing rules that would allow marijuana businesses to deliver the drug to medical patients in the county. The idea was forwarded by Supervisor Mike Maggard, one of the …

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How a Steeler Great Lined Up Behind Medical Marijuana

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During his Hall of Fame career for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jack Ham was renowned as one of the canniest, fastest linebackers ever to play, doling out his share of bruising punishment to opposing ball carriers. These days the man still celebrated as “The Hammer” has a very different relationship with pain: He’s committed to helping people treat it. Ham is …

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Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas

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WINTER GARDEN, Florida ( CBS DFW ) – Texas is weeks away from the first legal sale of medical marijuana. Two years after lawmakers legalized the drug for epilepsy patients, the state has licensed a company operating as Knox Medical to dispense the drug. CBS11 travelled to Winter Garden, Florida, where the company has already broken ground as one of …

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Democratic Lawmakers Continue To Push Medical Marijuana Legalization in Wisconsin

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Tim Blakeley, manager of Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary, shows marijuana plant buds on May 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Some Democratic lawmakers are renewing a push to legalize medical marijuana. They say the move could keep people from using — and perhaps becoming hooked on — opioid painkillers. The fate of the proposal is uncertain, though, as long …

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The CBD Oil Boom: Making Money on Medical Marijuana for the Masses

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Now Martin, his family, and friends are back in the medical-marijuana business. And this time, they may have struck gold — or, rather, struck oil. CBD oil. They’re tapping into a profitable industry of over-the-counter health products that is already generating tens of millions of dollars but may triple in total revenue in just the next three years. The growth …

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Marijuana won in election; activists poised to ask Michiganders for legalization in 2018

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Local officials are beginning to decide if they want medical marijuana businesses in their communities before the state starts giving out licenses next year. Wochit Not all is bliss for Michigan’s marijuana activists and stoners — drug busts of pot growers and their criminal trials haven’t let up — yet marijuana is having a good year here, and a very …

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Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas

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WINTER GARDEN, Florida (CBS11) – Texas is weeks away from the first legal sale of medical marijuana. Two years after lawmakers legalized the drug for epilepsy patients, the state has licensed a company operating as Knox Medical to dispense the drug. CBS11 travelled to Winter Garden, Florida, where the company has already broken ground as one of the first medical …