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By Philip Ross This article originally appeared on International Business Times, April 29th 2015. Pro marijuana advocates in Maine are expected to start collecting signatures to get recreational pot on the ballot in 2016 following approval Tuesday of a petition by the Secretary of State’s office, the Associated Press reported.

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By Christine D’Antonio This article originally appeared on CBS Pittsburgh, April 28th 2015. PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- Pittsburgh NORML hosted a forum Monday night on medical marijuana. It was held at the Union Project in the East Liberty-Highland Park section of Pittsburgh. State House Rep. Ed Gainey was on hand to lend

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This press release originally appeared on Drug Policy Alliance, on April 28th 2015. Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Join as Co-Sponsors. Patients & Families Rally in Albany to Demand Emergency Access Before More Loved Ones Die Albany– Patients, family members and

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By Paula McCooney This article originally appeared on Ottawa Citizen, April 23rd 2015. A former Health Canada manager who helped Canadians navigate the sometimes hazy world of medical marijuana access has been appointed CEO of an emerging company that educates patients on its use. Gulwant Bajwa, 53, has taken on

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By Ken Dixon This article originally appeared on NewsTimes.com, April 22nd 2015. HARTFORD — Controversy erupted among the state’s medical-marijuana gatekeepers Wednesday when members of the panel administering the program argued over the criteria to expand eligibility. Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a Yale School of Medicine professor, charged that the

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By Rachel Brazil This article originally appeared on ChemistryWorld.com, February 3rd 2015. Cannabinoids are finally coming out of the shadows and onto the shelves of pharmacies around the globe. In August 2013, US TV documentary Weed highlighted the case of Charlotte Figi, a six-year-old with Dravet syndrome. This rare, uncontrolled

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By Paul Armentano – NORML Deputy Director This article originally appeared on The Daily Chronic, April 21st 2015. The administration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to clinical data published this month in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Researchers from

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By M. Martin Hine This article originally appeared on OPEDNEWS.com, April 20th 2015 Last week, Georgia Governor Deal enjoyed the applause of cannabis refugees when he signed a new medical marijuana bill into law. Mike Hopkins had reservations. “Right now, nothing in the state house…is going to get us home

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By Shalailah Medhora and Melissa Davey This article originally appeared on The Guardian, April 19th 2015 States join NSW in decriminalising cannabis oil for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and severe epilepsy as well as in palliative care. Victoria and Queensland have joined New South Wales in taking part in

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By Simeon Tegel This article originally appeared on GlobalPost April 13th 2015. LIMA, Peru — Medical marijuana is winning so much global support that even the United States’ surgeon general approves. Yet it seems somebody had forgotten to tell Latin America, until now. Chile has begun harvesting what’s thought to

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