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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will try again to expand the program to include chronic pain, diabetes, migraine and other health conditions. Monday’s meeting of the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board could lead to new recommendations, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has twice before rejected the board’s […]

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A man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has a delusional disorder that has caused him to believe for decades that the FBI is persecuting him and that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist, two forensic psychologists testified Thursday. They also said Robert Dear, 57, is mentally incompetent to stand […]

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In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, an employee trims away unneeded leaves from pot plants, harvesting the plant’s buds to be packaged and sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary, in Denver. AP File/Brennan Linsley …read more at http://www.wyomingnews.com/news/report-medical-marijuana-program-could-cost-wyoming-money/article_3826a1dc-0d06-11e6-9e6e-df399ddfb32f.html

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Lawmakers, however, have signaled in the last few years that they have had enough. Congress included a provision in the 2015 spending bill prohibiting the DOJ from using any funds to prevent states that have legalized the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana from implementing these laws. Reps. Sam Farr, Democrat of California, […]

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Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like AlcoholYesterday Maine’s marijuana legalization initiative, which was temporarily derailed by a notary public’s sloppy signature, qualified for this November’s ballot. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which needed 61,123 signatures, submitted almost 100,000. But Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap rejected nearly half of them, mostly because they appeared on petitions bearing […]

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New Breed Seed in Cottage Grove is poised to become the first recreational marijuana producer in Lane County licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The commission plans to hold a special meeting Friday in Portland and approve licenses for New Breed Seed and seven other recreational pot producers from around the state, according to […]

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Jay Leno – who turns 66 today – is best known for riffing on former President Bill Clinton, who was the butt of 4,607 of the 44,000 jokes told during Leno’s 30+ years of hosting “The Tonight Show.” But marijuana also featured prominently in Leno’s comic repertoire. Here’s a sampling of Jay’s best marijuana moments. […]

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession. In a 95-4 vote in the House of Representatives and a 29-3 vote in the Senate, legislators supported a bill supporters say is a bid to help families struggling with debilitating medical conditions. Though derived from cannabis, cannabidiol doesn’t […]

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