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Measures that would legalize full-strength medical marijuana for terminally ill patients received preliminary approval from House and Senate committees Tuesday, but not before one version underwent a major change that could have a dramatic impact on the state’s current cannabis law.

Hannah Loew, a child who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, is among dozens who have moved to Colorado to receive higher concentrated doses of marijuana. Photo: KHOU

Hannah Loew, a child who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, is among dozens who have moved to Colorado to receive higher concentrated doses of marijuana.

Positive pregnancy test. Image: Klaus Hoffmeier via Wikimedia Commons

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association is pushing for warning signs about marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Young man smoking. Image: Rafael Castillo via Wikimedia Commons
Lisa Chedekel ~ BU Today ~
 
The less restrictive cannabis landscape has not led to an increase in marijuana use by adolescents, according to a new study coauthored by BU School of Public Health researchers.

Mortar and pestle. Image: Hannes Grobe via Wikimedia Commons

Cannabis compounds are being used to tackle kidney failure amongst diabetics in a major new research project. Researchers working on the Aberdeen University study, which is funded by Diabetes UK, will explore whether synthetic cannabinoid compounds can be used to make the kidneys respond better to insulin.

After taking his CBD medicine Moose, a 10-year-old, 120-pound St. Bernard, goes for a walk in San Jose, California. Image: Brandon Chew, Special to The Chronicle
 
Suzanne Kisting’s burly 10-year-old, 120-pound St. Bernard, Moose, hobbled down the 40 stairs of her former Inner Sunset District apartment every morning, crippled by pain from severe arthritis.

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