New York Senate Passes Bill Allowing MMJ for PTSD, Moves to Gov.

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A cannabis worker plucks a leaf from the stem of a fully grow commercial-grade marijuana plant.New York’s Republican-controlled Senate has approved a bill adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s medical cannabis qualifying condition list, the NY Daily News reports. The measure, which passed 50-13, now moves to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Rick Azzopardi, spokesperson for the governor, indicated that Cuomo would review the legislation. The measure was […]
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Why Are the Feds Trying to Recreate the Black Market?

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It’s either pure stubbornness, ignorance, corruption or officials in Washington D.C. really want to recreate the black market. Our politicians can’t have it both ways. It’s 2017 and not just 75+% of America but the world recognizes the health, psychological, medicinal and recreational benefits of cannabis. World governments and law enforcement recognize that legalizing cannabis not […]
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Australian Firm Set to Trial Two Cannabis-Derived Drugs

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A medical researcher handles medical equipment inside of a sterile work zone.Australia’s Medlab Clinical Limited is expected to begin trials of two cannabis-derived medicines after receiving approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee, according to an Australian Journal of Pharmacy report. Both drugs are being considered as cancer therapies. NanaBis will be tested in advanced stage cancer patients with intractable pain. The product, which contains both […]
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Federal Bill Would Allow CBD Research, Entrench Pharmaceutical Companies

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A jumble of young cannabis plants before a white background.The leaders of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), have introduced the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, which they say will support research on the potential benefits of CBD by allowing it to be conducted using Schedule II registration. However, by reclassifying CBD, the measure – if […]
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Pennsylvania Gov. Threatens Legal Action if Feds Attempt MMJ Crackdown

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Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania addresses a group during his 2017-2018 budget address.In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf warned that if the federal government interferes with the state’s medical cannabis program he would ask the state attorney general “to take legal action to protect [Pennsylvania] residents and state sovereignty.” “We do not need the federal government getting in the way of […]
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New Mexico Health Secretary Rejects Adding ‘Opioid Use Disorder’ to MMJ List

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A heaping pile of pharmaceutical medications.New Mexico Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has rejected several recommendations by the state Medical Cannabis Program advisory board, including their proposal to add “opioid use disorder” to the list of medical cannabis qualifying conditions, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The board had approved the measure 5-1 last November, which drew wide bipartisan support among […]
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Rhode Island Gov. Proposes Huge MMJ Expansions & Increased Licensing Costs

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo submitted a budget amendment which, if approved, would allow six more medical cannabis dispensaries in the state – bringing the total to nine – while increasing dispensary application fees from $250 to $5,000 and the annual licensing fees from $5,000 to $25,000, the Providence Journal reports. The plan, an effort […]
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Arizona Drug Rehab Offering Cannabis as Opioid-Exit Treatment

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Pharmaceuticals vs. medical cannabis: many patients argue that MMJ helps them kick addictive opiates.A drug rehabilitation facility in Scottsdale, Arizona is using cannabis to treat people addicted to opioid-based painkillers, ABC15 reports. Physicians at Blue Door Therapeutics are recommending cannabis pills and patches to help with nausea from opioid withdrawal and help stabilize the patient’s underlying condition. Doctors at Blue Door, however, are not encouraging their patients to […]
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Wisconsin Veterans Group Passes MMJ Resolution

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A dispensary employee in Washington D.C. holds a small pile of medical-grade cannabis.Disabled American Veterans Wisconsin passed a resolution supporting medical cannabis access for Wisconsin veterans with service-connected disabilities, according to the Cannabadger’s Gary Storck. The resolution was drafted and presented by members of Wisconsin Veterans for Compassionate Care. Steven Acheson, one of the resolution’s authors, said the adoption was needed because “veterans are prescribed opiates at […]
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