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Pittsburgh City Council Told Getting Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Simple

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With all the hype over medical marijuana, you’d think it’d be easy for the medically eligible to get. Not so, members of Pittsburgh city council were told on Thursday. “We’re sort of like a pharmacy, but we’re a little bit different,” said Dr. Robert Capretto, chair of Keystone Relief Center. Keystone Relief Center was one of five …

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Medical marijuana now sold in Lewes ‘compassion center’

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Front Page Local News Coastal Point • Laura Walter : The First State Compassion Center opened Sussex County’s first medicinal cannabis facility in May. Delaware isn’t letting just anyone use marijuana — yet. But it’s available to people with certain medical conditions who have gotten no relief from traditional medicine. First State Compassion Center (FSCC) opened Sussex County’s first medical …

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Holly considers medical marijuana facilities

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On Tuesday, July 11, the Holly Village Council held its second study session on the matter of whether to allow medical marijuana facilities in its community. The first study session was held on June 13. A public hearing will take place at the Aug. 22 Village Council meeting. “I don’t believe we’ll be voting then,” said Councilman David Cruickshank. “We’ll …

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University And Startup Partner To Offer Crash Course On Medical Marijuana For Health Workers

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In this photo, different strains of marijuana are displayed at Breakwater Treatment and Wellness in Cranbury, N.J. Some patients in Pennsylvania could be able to get prescriptions for medical marijuana early next year. In the meantime, many doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers have questions. Later this month, Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia-based startup Greenhouse Ventures will begin …

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Does Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increase Crime? Study Says Yes

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(joshuaraineyphotography/iStock) While Attorney General Jeff Sessions mulls over how to take down legal cannabis in the United States—making ludicrous comments like “DARE became fundamental to our success,” to a group of supporters of the war on drugs—a new study shows that closing medical marijuana dispensaries actually increases crime in the area where they operated. Published in July’s Journal of Urban …

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Bevin and Beshear ask judge to dismiss medical marijuana lawsuit

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Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear want a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky . In a motion filed Monday in Franklin Circuit Court, Bevin’s attorneys said medical marijuana is a “political question” that should be decided by the General Assembly, not a judge. “Since at least 2014, the …

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Jon Huntsman Sr., four-time cancer survivor, says he’d ‘love to’ try medical marijuana

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(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Huntsman Cancer Institute founder Jon M. Huntsman Sr. and his wife, Karen Huntsman, celebrate the opening of the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center in June. Huntsman, a cancer survivor, on Thursday endorsed legalizing medical uses of marijuana. "I’ve had such severe pain at times and the opioids haven’t done the job," he …

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How Does a Doctor Know if Medical Marijuana Is Working? Ehave Offers an Answer

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Medicine is a unique discipline, at once cutting edge and surprisingly low-tech. For all of the advances made in medical imaging technology and pharmaceuticals, medical records remain a largely pen and paper affair. As a result, doctors may miss opportunities to better tailor treatment to individual patients. It is also difficult to monitor how particular treatments affect different patients–information that …