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California Approves Bill For Protection Of Medical Marijuana Users In Need Of Organ Transplants

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Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is normally prescribed as a painkiller to cancer patients. Most legal medical marijuana users are deprived of their right to organ transplants only because of the use of pot. (Photo : Mark | Flickr) There could be hope in making it to the list of organ transplant hopefuls for those who have been receiving medical …

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Cannabis advocates personally deliver medical marijuana petition to Senator Feinstein

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A group of cannabis advocates intend to call out Dianne Feinstein’s opposition against marijuana law reform by hand-delivering the senator a petition signed by thousands of Californians. Representatives from the Drug Policy Alliance, Americans for Safe Access, Berkeley Patients Group, Harborside Health Center, and CANORML are teaming up at Sen. Feinstein’s San Francisco office on Tuesday to present her with …

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Former ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ vying for state medical marijuana deal

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A former “Wolf of Wall Street” has his eyes on another pot of gold. Dean Petkanas’ new company is among the 43 entities vying for one of five lucrative medical-marijuana licenses in New York state — an eclectic group that includes a hospital group whose boss previously worked for an ex-governor, and two nursing-home operators who run a facility at …

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Medical marijuana advertising sparks interest in pot use among teens, study finds

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A study of Southern California middle school students found that those who see ads, billboards, or signs for medical marijuana were more likely to think about or smoke pot than those who see no advertising, researchers said Monday. Surveys from more than 8,214 students who attended 16 Southern California middle schools during 2010 and 2011 were analyzed by researchers with …

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Fewer crimes, more revenue as medical marijuana industry stabilizes in Colorado Spring

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As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared. + caption Related Information Note: The Department of Revenue recently changed the way it records and reports data from fiscal year totals to monthly totals. El Paso County medical marijuana …

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Medical marijuana for kids: A Mayo doctor explains why

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Updated: 12:50 p.m. | Posted: 9:10 a.m. More than 200 healthcare workers in Minnesota have registered to certify patients to receive medical marijuana under the new program that launched Wednesday. But even doctors who have registered for the program are advising patients to be realistic about their expectations for the medication. • More: Medical marijuana dispensaries open for Minnesota patients …

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DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

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The new face of marijuana addiction. (Flickr user Caitlin H/CC) Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony …

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Medical marijuana ‘mama bear’ vows to continue fighting for her daughter

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Dana Ulrich has become an unlikely advocate for medical marijuana. Her daughter Lorelei was diagnosed with intractable autism and suffers from as many as 700 seizures every day. (Wallace McKelvey) Dana Ulrich has been mired in the battle over medical marijuana in Pennsylvania for nearly two years as one of the “mama bears.” Her 7-year-old daughter, Lorelei, suffers from intractible …