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Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high— will it go global?

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Israel has been an early pioneer in the field of medical marijuana and continues to lead in research focused on developing unique cultivars and targeting them to specific disorders. Although many government regulatory agencies reject any efficacy whatsoever for cannabis medicine, citing the standard pharmaceutical drug/clinical trial process for any compounds that may prove beneficial (e.g., Sativex), the obvious way …

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Prosecutors ‘Don’t Want The Jury To Hear The Truth’

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Bizarre legal circumstances and a stubborn justice system have boxed non-criminals into the prospect of 10-year jail sentences for simply following state rules in regards to cultivating and utilizing plant medicine for their own use. Perhaps their main transgression has been to be too transparent; the hallmark of honest people trying to do the right thing in their quest to …

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Study: Patients Get More Relief From Medical Marijuana Than Painkillers

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I always say that the best medicine is the medicine that works and is safer. That is almost always the case when it comes to medical marijuana compared to pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals almost always come with harmful side effects, and have led to a lot of death and misery across the globe. Sadly, marijuana opponents would rather have patients using those …

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Canada’s fledgling medical marijuana industry hit by series of setbacks

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Almost a year after the federal government revamped the way medical marijuana is produced and distributed in Canada — moving from home-based operations to large-scale commercial ones — the fledgling industry continues to encounter growing pains. A trial is set to begin next month in Federal Court that will hear patients argue that the price of marijuana charged by commercial …

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Medical marijuana needs better guidance, doctors say

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Two New Brunswick doctors are speaking about the challenges of prescribing medical marijuana. Since April, it can be prescribed by any licensed physician with just a simple form, but few doctors are prescribing it in the province. The medicine has shown promise for helping people suffering from conditions including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, but because marijuana has been illegal for so …

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Tilray, medical marijuana company, creates 275 more jobs in Nanaimo, B.C.

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Medical cannabis company Tilray is looking to create 275 more jobs in Nanaimo, B.C. and will host an information session through GT Hiring Solutions next Friday for anyone interested in the opportunities. “They are going to be looking for a wide range of jobs from customer service, janitorial, security as well as — to be expected —the horticultural and cultivating jobs,” said Barbara Davidson, GT …

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Epileptic Boy’s Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout

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World News Videos | ABC World News Andrea Seratti’s son Sam starts the day each morning by putting on a special helmet and medical bracelet to protect him in case he falls to the ground with a seizure. Sam, 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and has suffered seizures that have not stopped despite multiple medications and even an …

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Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

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AUSTIN — Alexis Bortell will tell you she’s a pretty normal kid. The 9-year old from Rowlett enjoys cartoons, playing with her younger sister and playing golf. Yet in addition to the usual concerns of a kid her age, she’s also fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy. Alexis’ father Dean Bortell, a U.S. Navy veteran, says Alexis’ first …