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A file photo of a marijuana-infused cookie in Denver, Colorado. (Erin Hull, The Denver Post)
Jesse Paul  ~ The Denver Post ~

Levy Thamba, 19, leaped to his death last year after eating marijuana-infused cookies.

Medical Marijuana
 
There’s yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study.

Historic Benefit Street in Providence, R.I.  Wikipedia/Public Domain
Jennifer Bogdan ~ Providence Journal ~
 
The number of patients enrolled in the state's medical marijuana program has exploded in the past two and half years, more than doubling from 4,849 in 2013 to 11,620 today.

A Boulder marijuana company says its capsules are a breakthrough for medical marijuana patients. Photo: CBS4 Denver
 
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Boulder marijuana company says it has a new breakthrough for medical marijuana patients — a marijuana capsule that looks and acts more like traditional pharmaceuticals.

 Veterans and their supporters march in Olympia to raise awareness of veterans PTSD and suicide issues. Steve Bloom/Staff Photographer
Jordan Schrader ~ The News Tribune ~
 
An overhaul of Washington State’s medical-marijuana system adds PTSD and traumatic brain injuries to the conditions a medical provider can cite in authorizing the drug.

Now 25, West Des Moines resident Margaret Gaer was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome eight years ago but has been fighting the seizures that come with the disease since she was born. In an effort to help their daughter any way they can, Sally and her husband Steve Gaer have turned to cannabis oil for treatment. (Brian Powers/The Register)
 
A Colorado company that has gained national attention for developing “Charlotte’s Web” hemp oil for epilepsy patients has started mailing it to customers in Iowa.

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