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For Veterans With PTSD, Medical Marijuana Can Mean a Good Night’s Sleep

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Too many American veterans face a new enemy, encountered months or many years after leaving active duty: sleeplessness. David Bass, a US Army officer who served for 20 years, describes how insomnia can begin for soldiers. ‘In the combat zone, sleeping is extremely difficult. You’re adrenalized all the time.’ “In the combat zone,” Bass says, “sleeping is extremely difficult. You’re …

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House approves tighter tracking for medical marijuana

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The Oregon House Monday passed a Senate bill tightening regulations for the tracking of medical marijuana. The bill goes to the governor. SALEM — The Oregon House of Representatives Monday passed a bill 51-to-7 that requires medical marijuana to undergo the same tight-looped tracking as the recreational product. “The core purpose of this bill is to make sure that we …

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Independence Township to consider regulations on medical marijuana facilities

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INDEPENDENCE TWP. — As Pennsylvania prepares to allow for the distribution of medical marijuana next year, township officials next month could set regulations for any dispensary that might want to set up shop. Supervisors could vote on the proposed ordinance at their June 14 meeting. If officials approve the regulations, Independence Township would be among the first in the county …

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Medical marijuana dispensary rules debated by commissioners

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The fight over medical marijuana continues in the Capital even after voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 last year. Wochit Brevard County commissioners are struggling to figure out how to regulate the location of medical marijuana treatment centers within the county. And they might not have an answer when they continue their discussion of the issue on Tuesday. Among the issues …

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Hilliard debates allowing medical marijuana businesses

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City Council members have been weighing whether to approve an ordinance allowing one marijuana dispensary, but no production facilities or growing sites. (WSYX/WTTE) City Council members have been weighing whether to approve an ordinance allowing one marijuana dispensary, but no production facilities or growing sites. (Courtesy: Circa) Stan Gorski, who runs the plant supply store Hygrowponics in Hilliard, worked for …

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This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt — now it’s cashing in on the marijuana industry

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Adelanto, California. Damian Dovarganes/AP Adelanto, California, is what’s known as a "drive-through town." It’s a dusty plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and dilapidated factories. Few outsiders stay long. Now, the sleepy city in San Bernardino County wants to establish itself as a hotbed for large-scale cultivation and innovation in weed. There are 360 acres zoned for growing medical …

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Medical marijuana ad campaign pops up in city subways

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Weed ads are now making their way into New York City’s subway system. ALBANY — Medical weed ads have sprung up on city subways. Vireo Health of New York, one of the five companies licensed by the state to grow and dispense medical marijuana, has launched what it claims is the first-ever medical marijuana ad campaign in the city subway …

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Miamians Throw “Medical Marijuana Party” With 50 Pounds of Weed, Get Arrested

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Most sensible Americans these days believe in ending the War on Drugs. The facts are clear that low-level drug arrests ruin lives and tear families apart. Some day, selling weed in Florida will no longer feed thousands of new prisoners into the state’s broken criminal justice system. But that day has not yet come, and until ganja is truly legal …