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Lily’s Hope: Part 2. How medical marijuana is working in Colorado

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Colorado – Thousands of families across the country are leaving everything behind and moving to Colorado with one specific goal; have access to medical marijuana treatment in order to save their loved ones. It’s a movement that has caught traction in the last few years and one that is getting noticed because of how many patients have seen benefits from …

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Study finds medical marijuana may reduce opiate-based narcotic deaths, website reports

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States that have legalized medical marijuana and provide it through dispensaries to patients in need are seeing falling rates of deaths due to opiate-based narcotics, according to a study reported on by the website Vox. The study’s key finding is that in states that have actual medical marijuana dispensaries are seeing the decrease — not the states such as California …

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Health Officials In Colorado Reject Medical Marijuana For PTSD, Citing ‘Lack of Science’

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Health officials in Colorado, arguably a leader in progressive marijuana policy, rejected calls to allow medical marijuana use for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the third time, a legislative outcome that has perplexed advocates. The Colorado Board of Health recently voted 6 to 2 to exclude PTSD from the list of medical conditions that can be treated under the state’s …

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Cannabis and cancer: More patients going public with pot passions and practices

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Very little scientific research has been done on the medical benefits of marijuana since pot is federally classified as a Schedule 1 substance along with heroin and LSD. Life after cancer had crumbled into a daily dose of nerve pain for Dorry Clay. Chemo halted the disease but left her with the lingering sensation of pins jabbing her body from …

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Hawaii approves medical marijuana dispensaries

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It’s been 15 years since Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, but now the island state finally plans to roll out dispensaries. Hawaiian Gov. David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to legally operate, reports the LA Times . Ige also signed an accompanying bill banning discrimination against medical marijuana patients. “The bill sets a timeline,” …

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Officials In Colorado Reject Medical Marijuana For PTSD, Citing ‘Lack of Science’

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Health officials are reluctant to acknowledge the value of medical marijuana, especially to veterans suffering PTSD, because of continued federal support for prohibition. FIle: Different strains of pot are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver, Friday Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Health officials in Colorado, arguably a leader in progressive marijuana policy, rejected calls to …

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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Becomes Law

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Medicinal cannabis in a glass jar HONOLULU, Hawaii – On Wednesday, Governor David Ige signed into law HB 321 (now Act 241) Relating to Medical Marijuana, which establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. Today was the deadline: Any bill the governor did not veto would become law even without his signature. However, Governor Ige decided to put his …

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Federal Drug Laws Create Medical Marijuana Conundrum On Martha’s Vineyard

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Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum. State law requires every county to have a dispensary for medical marijuana, but federal regulations forbid the drug from being transported across U.S. waters. That leaves the tourist havens of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket potless unless someone gets a license to …