Some parents fear changes to state laws as FDA weighs use of CBD pharmaceuticals

COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and Drug…

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Workers’ comp insurance firm drops all 7 of Hawaii’s medical marijuana dispensaries over fear of feds

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 12:21 pm By The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii’s largest workers’ compensation insurer is canceling insurance policies for seven medical marijuana dispensaries preparing to open this summer. Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co., citing concerns over criminal liability since the…

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Cop who killed Philando Castile repeatedly blamed smell of marijuana for his fear of driver, newly-released transcript shows

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 3:08 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 6:10 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A transcript released Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) revealed that police officer Jeronimo Yanez told investigators the smell of marijuana from Philando Castile’s car was a major…

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