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Here’s the 6,000-year history of medical marijuana

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A man smokes marijuana during an annual 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Canada recently legalized marijuana use, becoming the second nation in the world to do so. Cannabis has been largely regulated since the the early 20th century. But medical uses for cannabis have been found in many cultures for thousands of …

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Portugal passes medical marijuana law, opens domestic market

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Portugal’s lawmakers approved sweeping changes to how medical cannabis is regulated in the country, which will open new opportunities for international and domestic companies. The law spells out rules for medical cannabis cultivation, production, extraction and commercial manufacture, as well as wholesale, distribution to pharmacies, import and export, transit and sale of the products. The bill – approved by Parliament …

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Ask a Stoner: What’s the Most Affordable Route for an MMJ Patient?

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Dear Stoner: I just moved here for medical marijuana. What’s my best affordable option for staying medicated? Should I get a caregiver? Medical card? Buy off the street? Deuce Dear Deuce: Obtaining a medical marijuana card shouldn’t be difficult if you suffer from any of Colorado’s qualifying MMJ conditions, which are cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cachexia, seizures, muscle spasms, post-traumatic stress …

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Arkansas court clears way for medical marijuana program’s launch

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Arkansas marijuana leaf LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge’s ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first license for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen ruled in March that the state’s process for awarding …

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New Bill Would Let Medical Marijuana Patients Drive Under The Influence, But How High Is Too High?

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Bottles of cannabis tinctures are seen on display at Amazon Organics, a pot dispensary in Eugene, Ore., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Under Pennsylvania law, a person operating a car, truck, boat or airplane can be arrested if they’re under the influence of marijuana. Marijuana is federally considered a Schedule 1 drug, lumping it with heroin, LSD and esctacy. State …

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent with Salvation Botanicals to Bring Its Products to the Burgeoning Canadian Cannabis Market

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According to Deloitte, the legal cannabis industry in Canada has the potential to generate over $4 billion in recreational sales within its first year. It’s also been estimated that total estimated consumer spend could surge by as much as 58% and regular cannabis users will increase purchases by 22% under the new legislation. Medical Marijuana, Inc. produces industry-leading cannabidiol (CBD) …

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4 companies apply to run medical marijuana businesses in Lancaster County

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Medical marijuana products from Cresco Yeltrah, one of 12 companies that got the first round of Pennsylvania permits to grow and process marijuana as part of the state’s medical marijuana program. SUBMITTED PHOTO | CRESCO YELTRAH Four companies seeking to run medical marijuana businesses in Lancaster County are in the running for the second round of permits offered in Pennsylvania. …

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Colorado Offering MMJ Research Grants for Autism, Opioid Prevention, More

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Clinical trials that study medical marijuana are few and far between because of the plant’s federally illegal status. Colorado has been the rare exception to that rule, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, and now the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hopes to expand on the state’s nine currently funded MMJ studies by offering nearly $3 million …