Majority of Minnesota medical marijuana patients say treatment has provided “a great deal of benefit”

Published: May 17, 2017, 10:17 am • Updated: May 17, 2017, 10:17 am By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Most patients who used medical marijuana during the first year of Minnesota’s tightly regulated program reported benefits, the state Health Department said Tuesday. The study was based on patient…

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New Mexico medical marijuana balloons in just a year, now has 40,000 patients

Published: May 15, 2017, 8:19 pm • Updated: May 15, 2017, 8:22 pm By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007. About 8,000 New Mexico residents have obtained a medical marijuana license since Jan. 1, which…

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Mexico Permits Medical Cannabis For Epilepsy Patients

Mexico Permits Medical Cannabis For Epilepsy Patients Medical cannabis will soon be available in Mexico. Last Friday, Mexico’s lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a proposal that authorizes cannabis use for medicine throughout the country. The bill was surprisingly popular in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, as it passed with a 374-7 vote. Medical…

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Other Roots: Seed breeder Edward Clarizio has patient’s perspective on medical benefits of cannabis

Published: May 3, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: May 3, 2017, 1:48 pm By Joanne Ostrow, The Cannabist Staff Editor’s note: In our Other Roots series, we share the stories of the underrepresented individuals in and around the marijuana movement — women, ethnic minorities and others whose voices aren’t as…

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Georgia legislator helps get CBD oil to patients, skirting laws he helped pass

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 9:16 am • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 6:06 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press MACON, Ga. — Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed…

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Will Florida MMJ patients need to wait 90 days to start treatment? Lawmakers still deciding this and other regs

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 8:48 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers hope to agree by week’s end on medical marijuana, but the House and Senate bills still have many differences to resolve. The Legislature is trying to…

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Thousands of Colorado medical marijuana patients caught in registry backlog

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 2:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Registry is in the thick of a six- to eight-week backlog for mailed applications for medical cannabis cards, affecting thousands of patients. As of Thursday, the office was…

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Colorado’s high plant limit helps state’s sickest patients, but there’s a dark side

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 pm • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 5:05 pm By Megan Schrader, The Denver Post They call themselves refugees, and Colorado — with its permissive rules for growing marijuana in homes and world-renowned industrial strains of low-THC, high-CBD oils — is their haven. For hours Monday,…

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