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Crawl for Cannabis aims to bring legal medical marijuana to Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO. – For the second year in a row, restaurants and retail businesses on Cherokee Street in St. Louis are coming together to host a “Crawl for Cannabis” tomorrow, April 20 from 6...
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Ohio lawmakers plan to unveil medical marijuana proposal

The Ohio House is expected to roll out a medical marijuana proposal today, while the Senate also is winding down its examination of the issue as the two chambers consider action ahead of a...

Marijuana decriminalization bill passes Illinois state senate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  -- A marijuana decriminalization bill passed the Illinois State Senate Tuesday.It removes criminal penalties like jail time for pot possession and drops the number of grams allowed from 15 to 10. It also raises...
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Saturday’s State Spotlight – Florida

With the introduction of the new weekly column, Saturday State Spotlight, our first state that we are going to take a look at is Florida.Brief History of FloridaLet's begin by taking a brief look...
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DC Bans Private Marijuana Clubs, Making Legalization Even Murkier

The District’s cannabis legalization, already perhaps the most convoluted local drug-reform policy anywhere in the United States, became even more contorted Tuesday when the DC Council voted to ban the creation of private clubs for marijuana consumption. The...
Albuquerque baby makes history with cannabis oil at Colorado hospital

Albuquerque baby makes history with cannabis oil at Colorado hospital

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque couple is fighting to save their 2-month-old daughter and Thursday, they made history at a Colorado hospital.Amylea Nunez has suffering from seizures since she was born, and doctors can’t find the...
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Legal weed could help save Atlantic City, lawmakers say

Atlantic — New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) told NJ1015 on Sunday that he plans to introduce legislation in January that would make recreation marijuana legal in Atlantic City.The legalization could open the struggling tourism spot to...
Cannabis helps Alzheimer's

Marijuana compound removes Alzheimer’s-related protein from nerve cells

Published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, the study reveals how a compound present in marijuana triggered the removal of beta-amyloid protein from nerve cells, or neurons.Beta-amyloid is considered a hallmark of...
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California bill would allow landlords to ban marijuana for renters

With legalization looming on the horizon, California lawmakers are already grappling over how to treat marijuana in a state with some of the strictest tobacco regulations in the country.A new bill from Assemblyman Jim...
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Ohio cities consider pot businesses, local implications

It will be two years before qualifying Ohioans can buy medical marijuana from dispensaries, but some communities are putting a stop to the practice before it’s started. A number of Ohio municipalities are taking steps...