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Medical marijuana: The illegal miracle. Part 1

Yahoo!7   Two families torn apart by illness and tortured by the medication that is designed to save them have discovered the incredible benefits of marijuana. Top cops and anti-drug families talk to Sunday Night about discovering this illegal substance is not only relieving their pain but providing cures. Plus, the live viewer debate about […]

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Chronic Pain And The Theraputic Benefits Of Medical Cannabis

Dr. Malik Burnett   “Medical cannabis is a very effective therapy for chronic pain patients because it affects people’s perception of pain, has the ability to mitigate the inflammatory process, and has been shown to affect voltage-gated sodium channels in nerves in a way similar to lidocaine,” reports Dr. Mark Rabe, Medical Director of Centric […]

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How did casino interests get mixed up in marijuana debate?

BY FRANK CERABINO   So what’s a Las Vegas casino mogul doing in the middle of Florida’s medical marijuana debate? Sheldon Adelson, the owner of the Las Vegas Sands, donated $2.5 million this month to the Drug Free Florida Committee, which was formed to oppose the legalization of medicinal marijuana in Florida, an issue state […]

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Industrial hemp – agriculture’s best kept secret

John Ryan   How’s this for a fictional scenario: imagine an agricultural crop that could replace the plastics industry. That would mean half the world’s oil production, which is used in the plastics processing industry, wouldn’t be needed. Imagine if that same crop could provide high quality paper products, meaning no more forests would have […]

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Kentucky – Veterans of Foreign Wars Dept. Passes Cannabis Access Resolution

Msgt Thomas Vance USAF Ret.   Friday June 13th 2014, and a full moon must have been lucky for supporters of a Veterans of Foreign Wars resolution calling on the VFW to support Veteran access to medical cannabis through the auspices of the Veterans Administration. The resolution which passed at the Department of Kentucky State […]

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Oklahoma Sen. Connie Johnson unveils recreational marijuana petition

By: Christine VanTimmeren, Primetime Reporter   Oklahoma could soon become the third state in the nation, behind Colorado and Washington, to legalize recreational marijuana. A petition filed by Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson on Friday would make one ounce or less of marijuana legal.“Here it is,” said Sen. Johnson. “It’s time for us to get […]

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Second marijuana petition filed Friday with Oklahoma Secretary of State

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau   A second marijuana petition was filed Friday with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. Supporters hope to let voters decide whether or not marijuana should be legal in Oklahoma. Another petition currently circulating seeks to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Both require 155,216 signatures. Full Article: […]

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Feds Warn Casinos to Turn Away Gamblers With Medical Marijuana Ties

By Nathan Halverson (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)   U.S. casinos, including those in the Bay Area and throughout California, cannot accept bets from people working in the medical marijuana industry — unless these gamblers pass an extensive background check and have their bets regularly monitored by the federal government.   Full Article: http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/06/12/2014/-medical-marijuana-banks-casinos-federal-regulation  

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New Mexico: Proposed Medical Marijuana Rule Changes Would Be Devastating to Patients – Hearings are scheduled for next Monday, June 16

By Marijuana Policy Project   New Mexico is considering rule changes that would make the medical marijuana program less transparent and less accountable. The proposed rules would also make it harder for patients — many of whom are disabled veterans suffering from PTSD and chronic pain — to access their medicine. Thousands of seriously ill patients […]

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