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Could pot help solve the U.S. opioid epidemic? – Cannabis News

Some clinical studies suggest that the plant may have medical value, especially for difficult-to-treat pain conditions.

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Cannabis and PTSD – Cannabis News

Combating trauma with THC and CBD.

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Pot ballot drives put medical, recreational users at odds – Cannabis News

PORTLAND, Maine — A handful of recreational marijuana legalization drives has the medical pot industry bracing for something it never expected to deal with: competition.

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Canada's top pharmacy chain prepares to sell medical marijuana – Cannabis News

Canada's top pharmacy chain is hoping to be the first in the country to legally sell over-the-counter medical marijuana.

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Rhode Island emergency regulations create new category to supply medical marijuana dispensaries – Cannabis News

Worried Rhode Island’s medical marijuana program could face a severe shortage of legal product come the new year, business regulation officials issued emergency regulations Wednesday to get a new category of private pot growers, called cultivators, up and running as quickly as possible.

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Pennsylvania to release draft rules for marijuana dispensaries – Cannabis News

HARRISBURG – State officials plan to release draft rules for marijuana dispensaries today, as Pennsylvania remains on track to have its medical marijuana program up and running by 2018.

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Once hesitant, a Connecticut physician is focusing on prescribing medical marijuana – Cannabis News

NORTH STONINGTON — After discovering the benefits of medical marijuana for her patients suffering from chronic conditions, a local physician hopes to bring relief to patients who live in remote areas or cannot travel using telemedicine.

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Family says moving from Tenn. to Colo. for medical marijuana saved daughter’s life – Cannabis News

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- A local state representative plans on introducing legislation that would legalize medical marijuana here in Tennessee after meeting with several families who moved from Tennessee to Colorado to get treatment they can’t get here.

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Connecticut boy is state’s first medical marijuana pediatric patient – Cannabis News

STONINGTON & BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — On October 1, medical marijuana became available to pediatric patients in Connecticut and three days later Linda Lloyd walked into Bluepoint Wellness in Branford.

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Illinois marijuana sales top $20 million – Cannabis News

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Medical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.

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Your doctor is probably more worried about your weight than your marijuana use, study finds – Cannabis News

Doctors in the United States are not terribly concerned about your marijuana use, according to a study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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How cannabis could help the fight against Alzheimer’s – Cannabis News

Experts say they've made a discovery that could lead to new therapies to treat Alzheimer's - and the starting point is cannabis.

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Man with Parkinson's Disease films effects of cannabis on tremors – Cannabis News

A man living with Parkinson's Disease has released a YouTube video demonstrating the relief he gets from using cannabis.

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Syracuse billboard a sign medical pot going mainstream in New York – Cannabis News

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A new type of medical practice has sprouted up in the Syracuse area that's promoting something most doctors cannot give patients – pot.

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Florida patients struggle to find doctors to recommend cannabis – Cannabis News

Volusia County, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - Voters will decide in November whether or not to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, but there is already a budding system for growing, recommending and delivering products for a very specific set of patients.

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How Backyard Pot Farming Is Helping Kids With Autism – Cannabis News

Parents are going where scientists fear to tread to calm their children’s autism and epilepsy symptoms.

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Pot ‘Works Effectively As A Medicine,’ Says First Marijuana Doc in Gainesville, Florida – Cannabis News

Dr. Justin Davis is the first doctor in Gainesville to recommend the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Florida mother makes first purchase at medical marijuana dispensary – Cannabis News

It took months for her son to qualify through a doctor to receive the OK to buy the CBD vape.

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Does access to medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths? – Cannabis News

In the United States, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, including 19 that let patients with a prescription buy pot from dispensaries. Proponents argue that expanding the availability of medical marijuana reduces opioid abuse and overdose deaths because it gives people an alternative for pain relief.

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Can Cannabis and CBD be Part of Your Skin Care Regimen? – Cannabis News

It’s no surprise that cannabis may possess skin-healing benefits. All the elements are there.

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