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Advocates push for New York emergency medical marijuana

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ALBANY – Patients and state lawmakers on Tuesday made a final push for New York to pass a bill that would provide emergency access to medical marijuana for ill patients.
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Utica, Rochester may get medical marijuana dispensaries

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Syracuse, N.Y. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries may be coming to Utica and Rochester.
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Growing Hope: The Fight for Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

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Three mothers and their sick kids share how medical marijuana has helped
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Controversial Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words

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Kalel Santiago, 9, who has autism, spoke his first words shortly after starting hemp-oil treatments.
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Minnesota doctors reluctant to sign off on medical marijuana

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Small number will certify their patients for medical marijuana, survey finds. 
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Doctors' unease puts Minnesota medical marijuana patients in a bind

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Sarah Wellington thought she had everything squared away to register for Minnesota's medical marijuana program.
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Medical Marijuana Feeds Familiar Hopes of Renewal Around New York State

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WALLKILL,N.Y. - Don Crawford comes from a long line of Orange County farmers. Though he no longer tends dairy cows, he still cuts hay for the thriving equestrian industry, and cringes at the creep of the suburbs.
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Images of Charlotte's Web medical marijuana growing legally for people with seizures
Almost a year ago, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Charlotte’s Web bill into law, legalizing a non-euphoric strain of marijuana for medical use in Florida.
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Medical marijuana refugees return home to better life

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Georgia medical marijuana refugees are returning home from places like Colorado, now that they have temporary permits to legally use cannabis oil in the state.
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Evidence Mounts For Cannabis to Help Curb Painkiller Overdose Epidemic

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An average of 44 Americans die every day from an overdose of prescription painkillers, a trend the Centers for Disease Control calls a national epidemic.
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Texas medical marijuana bill heading to Gov. Abbott

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Associated Press ~ KSAT 12 ABC ~
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil
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Texas Just Approved A Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

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Medical marijuana could be legal in Texas, sort of.
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New federal bill on medical pot for epilepsy backed by Bennet, Gardner

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The proposed Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act would lift federal prohibitions on using marijuana strains that are medically beneficial to prevent certain seizures.
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National Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Emergencies

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Megan Brooks ~ MedScape ~
Calls to poison control centers in the United States related to synthetic marijuana spiked in April, and May could be a record month as well, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
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Blue Grass, Iowa mom says medical marijuana may have saved her baby's life

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Colorado lawmakers approve medical marijuana for students in school

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Reading, writing ... and reefer? 
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Cannabis oil use now legal in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE — It's now legal to use cannabis oil for limited medical purposes in Tennessee.
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Marijuana vs. Alcohol - The Effects Psychoactive Drugs Have On Physical And Mental Health

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Marijuana and alcohol are often pitted up against each other in an effort to determine which one is the healthier vice.
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House Says No To VA Medical Marijuana Bill

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Legislators failed by just three votes 213-210, to add an amendment, which would have prevented the Department of Veterans Affairs from prohibiting the doctors at Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals about medical marijuana discussion with veterans as an alternative treatment, to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
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State panel - PTSD, migraines OK for medical pot, but not anxiety, diabetes

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, along with migraines and irritable bowel syndrome, have been recommended as additions to the list of conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.
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