NBA-er Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for league to allow medical marijuana

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 7:59 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 7:59 am By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns believes the NBA should permit the use of medicinal marijuana. In an interview with ESPN published Wednesday, the 22-year-old Towns said he agrees with former NBA…

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NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 8:52 am • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 8:52 am By The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was…

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Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and development office fulfills “its stated mission,” by allowing research into…

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New St. Louis bill would allow residents to use and grow marijuana, within limits

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 10:47 am • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 10:47 am By Celeste Bott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — A bill filed this week allowing the use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis aims to reduce disproportionate penalties for existing violations and free up time…

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San Diego council decides today whether to allow local cultivation

Published: Sep 11, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 8:53 am By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The city council in San Diego is considering whether to OK marijuana cultivation locally once new state laws allowing recreational use take effect next year. The Los Angeles Times reports…

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New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program. Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent…

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Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and how addictive they may be. Few drugs scheduled as a Schedule I…

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GOP blocks amendment to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to vets

Published: Jul 26, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 11:17 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The House Rules Committee decided Tuesday not to allow a medical marijuana amendment to proceed to a full vote, as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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Anchorage Assembly asks state to allow marijuana consumption in retail stores

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 7:40 am By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News July 12 — ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s…

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Jeff Sessions has asked Congress to allow him to prosecute medical marijuana providers

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 12:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The…

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