Medical marijuana states cautiously optimistic Congress will resist Sessions

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 11:20 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 12:40 pm By Paige Winfield Cunningham, The Washington Post Congress will likely renew protections next month for state medical marijuana laws — but pro-pot lawmakers and advocates are still watching nervously in case Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches a…

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Arkansas has 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs. No one wants one

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:23 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:23 pm By Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period. Arkansas Department…

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This Kansas gov candidate backs medical marijuana, gun rights — BTW he’s 16

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 12:12 pm • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 12:15 pm By The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — He won’t even be able to vote, but a 16-year-old Wichita high school student says he’s serious about his bid to run for governor of Kansas. Jack Bergerson has filed…

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Hawaii’s sole medical marijuana dispensary sells out in first week

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 7:55 am By The Associated Press WAILUKU, Hawaii — Less than a week after it opened, Maui’s first state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary is reworking its opening hours as demand for its product outstrips supply because of a backlog. Maui…

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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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First Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary just opened after 17-year wait for patients

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 2:56 pm • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 5:32 pm By Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press HONOLULU — Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the…

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Patients, Especially Epileptics, Report Overall Good Health After Using Medical Cannabis

Patients, Especially Epileptics, Report Overall Good Health After Using Medical Cannabis In a research study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, medical cannabis patients reported “clinically meaningful” health outcomes than those who didn’t’ use the plant, according to an article on Medpage Today.…

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Public support for medical and recreational marijuana hits all-time high

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 11:41 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 12:03 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff An increasing number of Americans are in favor of national legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, and few support a federal crackdown in states that have legalized marijuana for either purpose.…

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NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further. “If pain management is something that…

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