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Medical marijuana neon sign at a dispensary on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. Image: Laurie Avocado via Wikimedia Commons
Kristen Fischer ~ ~
Though some states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, it’s clear the issue is still far from settled.

Young man smoking cannabis. Image: rafael-castillo via Wikimedia Commons
Teen marijuana use held steady in 2014, the first year that marijuana was legally available for purchase in the states of Washington and Colorado, according to just-released numbers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Minnesota State Capitol. Image: Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons

Bob Shaw, St. Paul Pioneer Press ~ ~

ST. PAUL -- Having cancer is a good enough reason to legally take marijuana in Minnesota. Same with epilepsy or AIDS.  ~

Christina Leja, Teddy Scott and Norah Scott of Pharmacannis. Image: Lawrence Collins via
If there was any doubt about the national momentum on legalized marijuana use in America, consider this. There will be a medicinal marijuana dispensary right off New York City's Union Square come January 2016.

Illinois State Flag. Image: Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, won't be on the list of conditions for which medical marijuana is allowed in Illinois.

Visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, in 2010. Image: U.S. Department of Defense via Wikimedia Commons
TOPEKA (KSNT) — A nationwide argument between the veterans’ administration and groups which represent the rights of veterans emerged in Topeka Tuesday.

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