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Fernando Botero sculpture. Image: Piponwa via Wikimedia Commons

Want to take a bite out of the American obesity epidemic? Legalize medical marijuana. That's the counterintuitive finding of a new study in the journal Health Economics.

Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health hopes to study and measure the effects of cannabis while driving using this driving simulator. Image: Chris So, Toronto Star

Dr. Robert Mann at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is trying to determine the relationship between marijuana consumption and driving ability, using a “state of the art” simulator.

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ST. PAUL -- Severe pain soon will be a reason Minnesotans may use medical marijuana, something supporters say will reduce the need for powerful and often-dangerous prescription medicines.

Kim Hearn of Stratford believes an oil made from marijuana plants will help her son Sean and other children who have epileptic seizures. Image: Fox 61 via Hartford Courant

Each morning, Kim Hearn attaches a feeding tube to her son before outfitting him in specialized clothes that lend support to his torso, ankles and legs.

Mikey Deangelo processes flower at Dab Society Extracts in Portland. Image: Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian

Starting next spring, Oregon will require all marijuana products sold in dispensaries or recreational shops to undergo testing for nearly 60 pesticides.

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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.

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