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Break up Florida’s medical marijuana monopoly | Editorial

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Floridians overwhelmingly made access to medical marijuana a constitutional right. Now, the state’s so-called Office of Compassionate Use, and some lawmakers, want to make it onerous to obtain cannabis. It’s disappointing, but not surprising, given Tallahassee’s resistance to medical marijuana. Two competing bills are circulating in the Florida Senate. We favor the proposal by Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes of St. …

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Oregon Wants Doctors To Do Full Patient Evaluation Before Recommending Medical Marijuana

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A wide variety of extracts, concentrates and edibles are sold at medical dispensaries such as Little Amsterdam in Southwest Portland. The State of Oregon wants doctors to conduct a full patient evaluation when recommending medical marijuana. The Oregon Health Authority is asking doctors to obtain a comprehensive medical history for patients, perform a complete physical, discuss the risks of cannabis …

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Break up Florida’s medical marijuana monopoly | Editorial

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Floridians overwhelmingly made access to medical marijuana a constitutional right. Now, the state’s so-called Office of Compassionate Use, and some lawmakers, want to make it onerous to obtain cannabis. It’s disappointing, but not surprising, given Tallahassee’s resistance to medical marijuana. Two competing bills are circulating in the Florida Senate. We favor the proposal by Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes of St. …

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Medical marijuana support keeps climbing, Iowa Poll shows

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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 increasingly large majority of Iowans from all walks of life favor allowing people to use marijuana for medical purposes, but relatively few Iowans want the drug legalized for recreation, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll …

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How Medical Marijuana Could Save Americans $220 Million a Year

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In 2013, the U.S. government spent about $2 billion through the Medicare health insurance program to pay for opioid painkillers like OxyContin, Hydrocodone and Fentanyl. That total could have been reduced by $220 million if all 50 states permitted the use of medical marijuana. The data were reported Wednesday by New Frontier Data, a research and analysis firm focused on …

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A minor problem with medical marijuana

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Doctors caution that medical marijuana might not be the miracle cure some parents hope for. [Image Credit: WeHoCity| Creative Commons] Connecticut parents recently cheered the passage of a bill that opened up the state’s medical marijuana program to minors. The bill took effect Oct. 1, marking the first time that that those under 18 in the state would be able …

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Supporters urge passage of medical marijuana during legislative session

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CHARLESTON — Janice Bostic stood last Wednesday morning on the West Virginia State Capitol steps alongside her daughter, her son, her sister and a family caregiver. Bostic, of Victor, held a neon orange sign that read, “Give my daughter a chance,” with a cannabis leaf as a placeholder for the “a” in chance. Her 15-year-old daughter, Evelyn, bundled in a …

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Medical marijuana backers oppose Georgia Senate plan to reduce potency

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Jim “J-Bo” Wages and his wife, Lisa, comfort their daughter Sydney, 13, at their home in Dallas on Wednesday. While proponents have sought a broad expansion of Georgia’s limited legalization of medical marijuana and found a likely refuge in the state House, the Georgia Senate this year has quietly moved ahead with a plan that would downsize a key component …