Toni Richard hugs her son Tyler, 14, at home. Tyler has been on medical marijuana for a year. (Photo: Siobhan McAndrew/RGJ)
 
A year ago it was hard to even count how many seizures Tyler Richard would have in one day.

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Kyle Turley played in the NFL for a decade, with stints in New Orleans, St. Louis and Kansas City. Over the years he has struggled with headaches, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lights sensitivity -- much of which he believes might stem from the head trauma he suffered during his NFL career. Using marijuana in privacy of his home, Turley says, has helped with all his issues, especially light sensitivity, anxiety and nixing suicidal thoughts. Image: Nelvin C. Cepeda
 
There’s a growing segment of athletes who believe the health benefits to be gained from marijuana outweigh the risks – especially when compared to the opioids they’ve long been prescribed.

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High flyer: THC via UAV could soon be taking to Californian skies through medical marijuana firm Trees. Image: Trees via International Business Times
 
Pot smokers in California will soon be able to order marijuana online, pay for it using the virtual currency bitcoin, and have it delivered to them via drone.

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Jonathan Oosting ~ Mlive.com

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Review Panel voted Friday to recommend adding autism as a qualifying condition fit for treatment under the state law.

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Cincinnati area businesses are already pondering what they should do if Ohio votes this fall to legalize marijuana, including use of medicinal pot on the job.

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Despite two years of delays, the state’s first MMJ dispensary is ready to open its doors.

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Kieran Nicholson ~ Denver Post ~
 
A Denver-based credit union aiming to become the first of its kind — one created to serve the Colorado marijuana industry — has suffered a setback.

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A new study is raising hackles about pot-laced edibles. The statistics really aren't as alarming as they seem.

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The New York Department of Health is expected to announce either Thursday or Friday which five companies it has selected to award licenses to grow medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act.

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A Marijuana Impact Council will study the health, economic and social impacts of potentially legalizing cannabis in the state.

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A woman looking for work in the cannabis industry fills out a form in front at the CannaSearch job fair in downtown Denver. File photo from March 13, 2014. Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files
 
Shop owners seek to capitalize not only on the vaping trend, but on the more widespread, and legal, use of medical marijuana.

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SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.

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Patrick Browne ~ thelocal.it ~
 
Proposals that would largely decriminalize marijuana in Italy currently have the support of 250 MPs – but does that mean Italy will be legalizing the drug any time soon?

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Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
One inventor-turned-businessman says innovators are finding a market for their ideas as the legal marijuana sector concentrates on its bottom line.

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