Medical Marijuana

On Thursday, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted its support for the first marijuana-based drug, a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy in children. As a cannabis-derived medicine moves closer to full FDA approval, some people think marijuana has that potential to make an even bigger contribution to public health: turning back […]

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CLOSE Local officials are beginning to decide if they want medical marijuana businesses in their communities before the state starts giving out licenses next year. Wochit Buy Photo Medical marijuana being grown in Warren.(Photo: William Archie, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo LANSING – On the eve of 4/20 — the date most associated with marijuana legalization efforts […]

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A bill to reform the state’s medical marijuana program appeared headed to Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday. The second major piece of cannabis legislation to pass both houses of the Legislature in as many days would expand the number of people who can qualify for a medical marijuana card, increase the number of state-licensed dispensaries […]

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Cyrus Moulton Telegram Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus OXFORD – The brand-new computers, minimalist modern decor and iPad check-in seem more akin to an Apple Store. But the security guard and the very slight sickly-sweet smell upon entering reveal the true nature of the new business on Main Street: It’s the region’s second marijuana dispensary and it […]

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The Illinois House approved to adopt a plan that permits infused medical marijuana to be administered to students by parents in elementary and secondary schools. The House voted 99-1 to adopt the bill. The measure’s sponsor, State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), says the bill comes on the heels of a lawsuit. Schaumburg School […]

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It’s a new era for Texas, with a certain kind of medical cannabis now available to qualifying patients. In recent weeks, state-licensed providers have opened for business under the state’s landmark Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339), which allows qualified physicians to prescribe low-THC medical cannabis to patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. Many Texans are […]

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Sorry for the rhetorical question – it’s just hard to tell, you know, because despite voters overwhelmingly approving Amendment 2 in 2016, many patients are still waiting for relief. The Florida Legislature took its sweet time coming up with laws to implement medical cannabis in the state and finally turned it over to the state […]

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