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What Can't Medical Marijuana Do? – Cannabis News

Recent studies indicate that the drug is making seniors healthier and helping stem the tide of the opioid epidemic - all while making their health care cheaper.

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Legal Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions – Cannabis News

States that implemented medical marijuana laws experienced an especially notable drop in painkiller prescriptions.

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Medical Marijuana: Where Does Your State Stand? - Cannabis News

See where medical marijuana is legal and on the ballot this November.

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Medical Marijuana: Where Does Your State Stand? - Cannabis News

See where medical marijuana is legal and on the ballot this November.

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Medical Marijuana News Update: Marijuana is Said to Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia

Researchers are now pushing the benefits of medical marijuana as the leading cure for fibromyalgia relief.

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It's official: Medical marijuana now legal in Pennsylvania – Marijuana News

Pennsylvania makes 24. By signing the legislation on Sunday, Gov. Tom Wolf put the commonwealth in the company of 23 other states plus the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical use.

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It's official: Medical marijuana now legal in Pennsylvania – Marijuana News

Pennsylvania makes 24. By signing the legislation on Sunday, Gov. Tom Wolf put the commonwealth in the company of 23 other states plus the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical use.

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10 top-rated states for medical marijuana – Marijuana News

While it's still controversial, medical marijuana is edging toward normality.

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No typical medical marijuana user in Nevada

Marijuana at the Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary in Las Vegas, Sept. 30, 2015. Image: Jason Ogulnik, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Eric Hartley ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal ~
 
Among the more than 11,000 people with state-issued patient cards are the very young and very old. They include people living with cancer, HIV, seizures, glaucoma or other conditions.
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Should It Be Legal for Doctors to Prescribe Pot?

Medical marijuana neon sign at a dispensary on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. Image: Laurie Avocado via Wikimedia Commons
Kristen Fischer ~ Healthline.com ~
 
Though some states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, it’s clear the issue is still far from settled.
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Medical marijuana patient sues company over firing for drug use

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Shira Schoenberg ~ MassLive.com ~

BOSTON - When Cristina Barbuto of Brewster took a job with a marketing firm, she told the company that she used medical marijuana to treat symptoms of Crohn's disease.
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ALS survivor says marijuana saved her, fights to legalize it

Bob and Cathy Jordan say her ALS is relieved by medical marijuana, and are supporters of legalizing it in Florida. Photo: WTSP

Demand soaring at lone marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts

Customers waited for the first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts to open in Salem, on June 24. Image: Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Kay Lazar ~ The Boston Globe ~

Facility in Salem reports 1,500 patients in 2 months.

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Medical marijuana firm Potbotics to launch 'virtual budtenders'

Cannabis Leaves at Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com

Medical Marijuana Group Sends 100,000 Petitions To Florida Election Officials

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The group trying to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is making headway in getting the initiative on the ballot.
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Number of medical marijuana patients in Rhode Island skyrockets

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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.
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Supreme Court of Canada okays pot cookies, other cannabis products

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Canadian medical marijuana patients have a right to tasty pot cookies and other cannabis products, the Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday.
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Regulation of Colorado's marijuana industry is a work in progress

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In the final days of the 2015 legislative session, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office asked for a $300,000 earmark to fund a crackdown on toxic pesticides being used in legal marijuana grows in Colorado.
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