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Jeff Sessions Says Marijuana Is Only ‘Slightly Less Awful’ Than Heroin. Science Says He’s Wrong

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in remarks prepared for delivery this week that he believes marijuana is "only slightly less awful," than heroin. "I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use. But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable," reads his prepared statement Wednesday during an appearance …

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Medical marijuana for chronic pain starts next week

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(Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News) ALBANY — Chronic pain sufferers will now be able to get medical marijuana prescribed to them in New York. After announcing in December it planned to add chronic pain to its list of eligible conditions, the state Health Department on Thursday said medical marijuana for the ailment will be available starting Wednesday. The Health Department …

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How will Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana permits be issued?

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This map shows how the permits for growing and selling medical marijuana will be distributed among the different regions of Pennsylvania. (PennLive illustration) Pennsylvania’s legalization of medical marijuana last year created a green rush of sorts, drawing hundreds of entrepreneurs to the state to compete for a stake in the burgeoning industry. While Act 16 set out guidelines for how …

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Businesses seek to stake claims in Pa. medical marijuana gold rush

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(PennLive illustration) Geoff Whaling wants to grow marijuana in an underground bunker in Pennsylvania that was built to survive nuclear attacks. It’s not because, as you might assume, he is concerned the DEA might break through the door — Whaling is one of several hundred hopefuls who are seeking to grow medical marijuana legally in Pennsylvania starting next year — …

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Medical marijuana: will South Carolina get the green light?

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(Source: WIS) COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A controversial topic is back in the spotlight at the South Carolina statehouse. A recent Facebook poll asked viewers about medical marijuana: 12,857 people were in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes here in South Carolina – 345 were not. Like any 3-year-old boy playing with toys comes naturally, but not for Eli …

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Bill Banning Medical Marijuana Edibles in Arkansas Advanced to the House Floor

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – – Arkansas Lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban edibles for prescription pot. It’s headed for the house floor and would require a two-thirds vote to pass. The change to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment would not allow medical marijuana edibles to be manufactured, sold, purchased or exchanged in Arkansas. A patient prescribed medical marijuana …

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Supporters, critics fill hearing room to testify on Nebraska Legislature’s medical marijuana bill

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LINCOLN — Patients suffering from chronic pain, seizures and other debilitating illnesses pleaded with Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana, while law enforcement officials joined the state’s top doctor to reject a path taken by 28 other states. Members of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee listened to more than three hours of testimony from those who packed a hearing room …