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  • Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Pain Signed into Georgia Law

    Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Pain Signed into Georgia Law0

    Georgians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain will soon be allowed to use medical marijuana. Georgia’s medical marijuana law, first passed in 2015, now covers more than a dozen conditions, including late-stage cancer and seizure disorders. The law allows patients approved by a physician to possess small amounts of cannabis oil. State law

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  • CBD oil: All The Rage, But Is It Really Safe And Effective?

    CBD oil: All The Rage, But Is It Really Safe And Effective?0

    The non-intoxicating marijuana extract is being credited with helping treat a host of medical problems—everything from epileptic seizures to anxiety to inflammation to sleeplessness. But experts say the evidence is scant for most of these touted benefits. Worse, CBD is being produced without any regulation, resulting in products that vary widely in quality, said Marcel

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  • Missouri House Votes To Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Missouri House Votes To Legalize Medical Marijuana0

    Missouri voters may have the option to legalize medical marijuana this November. Lawmakers are rushing to get there first. The Missouri House voted Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana and Republican Rep. Jim Neely, the bill’s sponsor and a physician, argued that it was important that the Legislature set the rules for the industry. “If we

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  • A Commissioner Doubts The Benefits of Medical Marijuana

    A Commissioner Doubts The Benefits of Medical Marijuana0

    Pennsylvania’s bourgeoning medical marijuana industry isn’t growing on Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings. At today’s commissioners meeting, Cummings railed against the notion that medical marijuana might help address the opioid crisis ravaging the nation. Citing a study published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Times-Tribune reported Thursday that, in states

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  • New Medical Marijuana Rules Go Into Effect In Montana

    New Medical Marijuana Rules Go Into Effect In Montana0

    Medical marijuana providers in Montana will start testing, labeling and tracking their products as new rules take effect Tuesday for state officials to keep close tabs on cannabis plants from seedlings until they’re sold. Kate Cholewa, the spokeswoman for the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, said MMJ businesses have been preparing for the new rules but

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  • Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Use A Little

    Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Use A Little0

    Making medical marijuana available might help reduce opioid prescriptions, researchers reported Monday. They found states that legalized the medical use of marijuana saw small reductions in opioid prescriptions for Medicare and Medicaid patients. “State implementation of medical marijuana laws was associated with a 5.88 percent lower rate of opioid prescribing,” wrote Hefei Wen of the

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