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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.

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The latest trials of cannabis in the treatment of children with epilepsy suggest a pure form of the drug may be of benefit.

Christina Leja, Teddy Scott and Norah Scott of Pharmacannis. Image: Lawrence Collins via CNBC.com
 
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.

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Angus Chen ~ NPR.org ~
 
The Pet Poison Helpline, a 24-hour pet poison control center, has seen a fourfold increase in calls concerning pets experiencing marijuana intoxication over the past three years.

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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Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services ~ azdailysun.com ~
 
PHOENIX -- If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette's syndrome and traumatic brain injury.

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