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Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Miracle Drug

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Legalized? Maybe. Medicine? Questionable. Unsplash/Get Budding Legalized? Maybe. Medicine? Questionable. Unsplash/Get Budding Legalized? Maybe. Medicine? Questionable. Unsplash/Get Budding Bias is, essentially, a human thing. We look at evidence from our own point of view. We choose results that suit our personal perspective, because we all want our opinions to be right. We can’t help it. So when I say that …

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Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions/ (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday . The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states "from …

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Medical marijuana advisory board under consideration in Broward

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As Florida increases access to medical marijuana, Broward County commissioners will consider creating their own advisory board on the subject. Commissioner Mark Bogen is asking commissioners Tuesday to start the process to create an 11-member committee to follow the impact of medical marijuana in the county and make policy recommendations to commissioners. “I believe that this diverse advisory board will …

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California Pot Shops Could Sell Both Recreational Weed and Medical Marijuana Under Proposal

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Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators proposed Monday to allow medical and recreational marijuana to be sold out of the same locations. The pot industry had sought the change to cut costs and the number of operations. A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles’ first-ever cannabis farmer’s market in Los Angeles on July 4, 2014. (Credit: …

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Big fee increase likely for medical marijuana shops in Colorado Springs

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Under a proposal, the fee for someone applying for a license would rise from $2,200 to $2,500, a 13 percent increase. The fee for renewing an existing license would jump from $1,800 to $2,600, a 44 percent increase. Council members received the plan from finance staff during a work session Monday. The fee increases would generate an additional $282,200 annually, …

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Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

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Attorney General Jeff Session, right, and Vice President Mike Pence attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Andrew Harnik/AP) When President Donald Trump signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill last month, he seemed to scoff at a provision that prevents the Justice Department from prosecuting state-legal …

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Florida legislature approves medical marijuana measure

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VENICE, Fla. — During a special session which wrapped up on June 9, the Florida legislature passed new rules for medical marijuana. Florida will have more than double the current amount of medical marijuana operators in the state under a proposal approved by lawmakers. "I was told I would drown in my own fluids, choke to death, or suffocate," said …