Medical News

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 ~ Politics on the Hudson ~
 
Medical-marijuana advocates are less than pleased.

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Chris Kilham ~ MEDICINE HUNTER
 
With legalization of recreational cannabis now in three states and the District of Columbia, and with medical marijuana laws passed in 23 states, there are going to be more impaired people everywhere, including on the road. So what will happen to drivers after cannabis confections, smoked joints or bong hits?

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Image of Allen Peake in Georgia
Bill Hendrick ~ Associated Press ~
 
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign a sweeping medical marijuana bill into law on Friday in an 11 a.m. ceremony on the Capitol steps, an ecstatic state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, said Wednesday.

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Medical News Today
 
Researchers at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University have identified nonwhite, low-income women aged over 50 as most likely to perceive regularly using cannabis as a risky activity, with women nearly twice as likely to perceive a risk compared with men.

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Image of Ethan Robinson, an epilepsy patient that medical marijuana works best fro his treatment
Ethan Robinson ~ Cincinnati.Com ~
 
Fairfield Township resident Ethan Robinson is an executive chef for the Kroger and aspiring writer. He wrote this during a stay at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton in mid-December.

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You can now use marijuana in Virginia to treat debilitating seizures. The bill signed into law Thursday allows for Cannabis oil that doesn't produce a high.
Associated Press / NBC4 Washington ~
 
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients with severe epilepsy to use cannabis oil without the fear of prosecution.

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