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Conservatives should protect medical marijuana

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Finally, I drew a breath and asked him about an issue I feared might divide us: the liberalization of our marijuana laws, specifically medical marijuana reform, on which for years I had been leading the charge. What did he think about that controversial position? “Dana,” he replied, “there are some things about me you don’t know.” He told me about …

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Student senator begins fight to allow medical marijuana on campus

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Student Senator Tara Chattoraj introduced a resolution to Illinois Student Government last Wednesday to support allowing medical marijuana in University Housing. The resolution would urge the University to revise the Student Code as well as University Housing regulations to allow for the possession and use of non-smoking medical marijuana products on campus. Illinois’ medical marijuana program, which became effective in …

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Does marijuana affect your sleep?

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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Deirdre Conroy, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it. This is reflected …

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AG tells agency to halt part of Iowa’s medical marijuana law

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Iowans overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but they don’t support allowing recreational uses, a new Iowa Poll shows. Wochit Buy Photo An unusual attempt by Iowa to work with another state to transport medical marijuana oil across state lines is on hold amid legal concerns it could invite scrutiny from the federal government. The Iowa Attorney General’s office …

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Future of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries in the hands of licensing board

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Buy Photo Kirk Reid worries that a state licensing board will force him back into the shadows. The Ann Arbor resident has been a medical marijuana card holder since 2009 and has been depending on pot dispensaries in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor to get the product that helps him deal with the multiple sclerosis that he was diagnosed with in …

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Signature drive pushes for medical marijuana vote

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Buy Photo You can make all sorts of jokes about people who want to turn medical marijuana production into a budding Utah industry, but for St. George resident Dave Cromar the issue is a serious one. While living in Farmington, Cromar’s 2-year-old son began having seizures he says coincided with getting a flu shot. Initially, the family struggled to identify …

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Woman plans to begin medical marijuana growing facility

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A woman who lives in Culbertson informed Richland County commissioners this week about her plans to create a growing facility for medical marijuana in rural Richland County. Noting that most area medical marijuana card holders now need to travel to Billings, LaNita Logan told commissioners that she hopes to have clients throughout eastern Montana, and she listed counties ranging from …

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Medical marijuana blazes trail into Texas with first grow license issued

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Medical marijuana will soon take root legally in Texas. Cansortium Texas, part of Florida-based Cansortium Holdings, received the state’s first medical marijuana license on Sept. 1, the Austin American-Statesman reported . The company will be allowed to grow, process and sell medical marijuana for Texans with a rare form of intractable epilepsy. The license comes through the Compassionate Use Act …