Medical marijuana bill fails in state House

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana. The legislation failed on a 66-87 vote Thursday after lawmakers scaled it back to only permit cancer patients in hospice to use the drug. The pro-legalization National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said of the 23 states... more →
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Medical marijuana bill’s afterglow may be short lived

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Supporters of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill signed into law Sunday touted the bipartisanship that marked its passage, but even during their victory lap there were signs that the warm fuzzies may be short lived. Gov. Tom Wolf joined advocates and Lebanon County lawmakers on Monday to celebrate the measure’s enactment.... more →
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Medical marijuana may be Pa.’s next big business

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Medical marijuana might seem like a cottage industry, but with Pennsylvania the nation’s sixth-largest potential market, it’s more likely to be big business. Think guys in suits, or maybe lab coats, not dreadlocks and striped baja hoodies. “I’ve heard estimates that the investment has to be $5 million to $10 million to be... more →
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NTRR: Global Cannabis Industry Continues Unprecedented Growth

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LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / April 14, 2016 / As Neutra Corp. (NTRR) works to deliver more and better products for cannabis patients and growers, the market for those products continues to expand rapidly around the world. According to a new white paper produced by the University of Sydney Business School and MCG Pharmaceuticals,... more →
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Utah medical marijuana group forgoes 2016 ballot initiative

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A Utah group pushing to add a medical marijuana proposal to the November ballot has abandoned its efforts for the year, sounding a death knell for the state getting a more expansive cannabis law in 2016. Leaders of the group called Truce said it would have been extremely difficult to collect the nearly 102,000 signatures to get the... more →
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Revised medical marijuana manual lists many adverse effects

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Health Canada has significantly expanded its medical marijuana manual for health-care professionals, adding major new sections about the potential adverse effects on the teenaged brain and driving safety. The document is much larger than the previous 2013 edition, and responds to doctors’ complaints about having too little... more →
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Lawmakers should back medical marijuana bill

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Nearly half of the states have approved the medical use of marijuana, as prescribed by a physician, recognizing its therapeutic value for patients with long term pain from cancer, seizures, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and other ailments. Not South Carolina, though. Not yet. Members of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday... more →
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Oildale residents oppose medical marijuana dispensary

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Medical marijuana dispensaries, they’re landing everywhere, even right next door to homes.And some Oildale residents are speaking out after a shop opened in their community and many residents are fed up. If you happen to be in the Oildale area recently, you may have noticed a new building – it’s called Sequoia Medicinal.... more →
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