Devoted cannabis activist who helped patients long before Washington legalized has died

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE — JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age…

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Maryland patients’ long wait finally over as MMJ dispensaries open for business

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:28 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most…

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Indiana Attorney General returns opinion: CBD oil illegal except for epileptic patients

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 10:44 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 10:44 am By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — A marijuana-derived oil that’s used as medicine for treating people with epilepsy is illegal in Indiana with one limited exception, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday in an advisory opinion. The…

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Boston man says offensive comments about medical marijuana patients were satire

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 10:38 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 10:38 am By The Associated Press BOSTON — A Boston man who said veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder should “get over it,” and described breast cancer patients as “cadaverous” in apparent opposition to a medical marijuana dispensary in the…

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Fears mount for California MMJ patients over “cannabis deserts”

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 10:53 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With California on the verge of creating a cannabis market worth an estimated $ 7 billion by 2025, medical marijuana advocates are sounding the alarm that legalization is having the unintended…

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Delaware’s medical marijuana patients getting more options

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 11:37 am By The Associated Press NEW CASTLE, Del. — Delaware’s medical marijuana program is continuing to grow. Delaware opened its first medical marijuana dispensary, the First State Compassion Center, in Wilmington in 2015. First State also won the…

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Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients could get access by mid-2018

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 2:12 pm • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 2:12 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana for the school and said Monday the drug is expected to reach…

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