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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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Washington State Revisits Rules on Use of Marijuana as Medicine

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Pain patient puts face on medical marijuana issue

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Donna Vickroy ~ Chicago Tribune ~
"Patients are not criminals," says Homewood mom who uses marijuana to cope with chronic pain
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Be Wary of Websites Selling Cannabis Oil

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Your child has a condition you think CBD can help, but you live in a non-medical marijuana state. You want to order it online. Think twice.
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N.Y. moves to finalize medical marijuana

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Jon Campbell ~ Politics on the Hudson ~
Medical-marijuana advocates are less than pleased.
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Cannabis Is Proven To Be Best Treatment For Lyme Disease

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Natural Cures Not Medicine ~
An insect bite seems like a minor annoyance, but when from an infected tick it can cause Lyme disease which is often be life changing.
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Medical marijuana bill headed to desk of Georgia governor

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Bill Hendrick ~ Associated Press ~
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign a sweeping medical marijuana bill into law on Friday in an 11 a.m. ceremony on the Capitol steps, an ecstatic state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, said Wednesday.
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When marijuana isn't about getting high

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Ethan Robinson ~ Cincinnati.Com ~
Fairfield Township resident Ethan Robinson is an executive chef for the Kroger and aspiring writer. He wrote this during a stay at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton in mid-December.
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Cannabis moderately impairs driving

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With legalization of recreational cannabis now in three states and the District of Columbia, and with medical marijuana laws passed in 23 states, there are going to be more impaired people everywhere, including on the road. So what will happen to drivers after cannabis confections, smoked joints or bong hits?
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Women nearly twice as likely to see regular cannabis use as risky

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Medical News Today
Researchers at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University have identified nonwhite, low-income women aged over 50 as most likely to perceive regularly using cannabis as a risky activity, with women nearly twice as likely to perceive a risk compared with men.
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Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Marijuana Oils to Treat Epilepsy

You can now use marijuana in Virginia to treat debilitating seizures. The bill signed into law Thursday allows for Cannabis oil that doesn't produce a high.
Associated Press / NBC4 Washington ~
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients with severe epilepsy to use cannabis oil without the fear of prosecution.
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Iowa Mom says cannabis oil helping QCA girl with cancer in Colorado

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Brian Boesen ~ KWQC
DENVER, Co. – When Jessica Eberhart realized she couldn’t treat her daughter’s cancer with cannabis oil in Iowa, she and her family packed their bags and moved to Colorado.
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