Peru’s conservative leadership legalizes medical marijuana

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 7:03 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 7:03 pm By The Associated Press LIMA, Peru — Peru has become the latest country in Latin America to allow the medicinal use of marijuana. The nation’s conservative congress voted 67-5 late Thursday to approve legislation allowing the drug…

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Why Ohio growers may have to break the law to start medical marijuana crops

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 8:54 am By Josh Sweigart, Dayton Daily News When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop. But…

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Feds now say they shouldn’t have spent tax dollars to prosecute Washington medical marijuana growers

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The convictions of some Washington residents for growing marijuana near the town of Kettle Falls may soon be erased. That’s after federal prosecutors acknowledged that they shouldn’t have spent money…

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he…

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Cannabis Inhaler From Israel Gives Controlled Medical Doses

3D-Printed Inhaler From Israel Gives Cannabis In Controlled Doses Israel, the epicenter of progressive cannabis culture, has just developed something else to get excited about: a 3D printed inhaler. In a feature by the Jerusalem Post, Perry Davidson, CEO of Syqe Medical, talks about his humble beginnings. Patients with terminal…

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Meet a reluctant medical marijuana doctor in the heart of the Bible Belt

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 3:20 pm By Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette TEXARKANA, Ark. — As Dr. Joseph Parker sees it, he has little choice except to prescribe medical marijuana — even though doing so may raise some eyebrows in Texarkana, Ark. “I was…

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Californians on track to spend $2.68 billion on just medical marijuana in 2017

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 10:00 am By Julie Johnson, The Press Democrat To understand Californians’ favorite methods for ingesting cannabis, Joshua Hoffman likens it to the different ways of experiencing music. Think of smoking cannabis flowers like attending a live concert, he said.…

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Only two Louisiana doctors have signed up to offer medical marijuana

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 3:51 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the…

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Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As it slowly acknowledges the depths of the opioid epidemic, Congress is failing to recognize that medical marijuana may be a simple and effective solution, Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday. The…

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