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Two more Chicago pot dispensaries get zoning approval 20.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two more would-be Chicago medical marijuana dispensary operators on Friday won zoning approval to set up shops on the North and Northwest sides, bringing to 11 the number that have won special use permits from the Zoning Board of ...
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8-Year-Old's Death Prompts Medical Marijuana Rally Outside Andrew Cuomo's Office 20.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Patients, advocates and family members of sick children staged a rally outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office Friday to demand that the Democrat establish an emergency-access medical marijuana program for the state, one week after an 8-year-old from Niagara Falls died from brain cancer. "More than five months after Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that was meant to bring vital treatment to our family, my daughter Donella is dead," Nate Nocera, whose daughter died Dec. 12, said at the event. "Governor Cuomo, I know you cannot turn back time to get us the medical marijuana that could have slowed the aggressive growth of the tumor in her brain ... but you have the power to end the needless suffering of so many New York families." Cuomo signed New York's medical marijuana bill into law in July after months of deliberation and negotiations. But the legislation as written is among the strictest in the nation, and the measure won't be fully implemented until 2016 at the earliest. An early ...
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Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana to treat sever seizures 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill 19.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is stepping up training so that all police officers on the force would be fully trained to deal with the mentally ill by 2018, the mayor announced Thursday, months after a Milwaukee police officer killed a schizophrenic man at a ...
Declaring War on Heroin 18.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In a handout photo, 53 pounds of herion, seized from a New York-based drug organization by the Drug Enforcement Administration. More heroin has already been seized by authorities here in 2014 than in any year since 1991, part of a well-documented nationwide rise in heroin use that has seen New York once again become a conduit for suppliers. (Photo: DEA via The New York Times) Even as officials eschew "drug war" language, many states' actions in response to the heroin panic have taken the same old tack. Overwhelming, well-publicized evidence that mandatory minimums do not reduce crime has apparently been cast aside in the swirl of the heroin scare. In a handout photo, 53 pounds of herion, seized from a New York-based drug organization by the Drug Enforcement Administration. More heroin has already been seized by authorities here in 2014 than in any year since 1991, part of a well-documented nationwide rise in heroin use that has seen New York once again become a conduit for suppliers. (Photo: DEA via The ...
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Colo. to research medical pot 18.12.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER– Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential – a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug’s negative health effects.The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps...
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Colorado funds marijuana research 18.12.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
DENVER — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug’s negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. “This is the first time we’ve had government money to look at the efficacy of marijuana, not the harms of marijuana,” said Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a Scottsdale, Ariz., psychiatrist who will help run a study on marijuana for veterans with PTSD. Federal approval to study marijuana’s medical potential requires permission of the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration and either the National Institutes of Health or the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado’s chief medical officer, says the lack of research on marijuana’s medical value leaves sick people guessing ...
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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014 18.12.2014 Iraq
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War ...
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Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first 18.12.2014 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado awarded more than $8 million for medical marijuana research Wednesday, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential....
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Med-pot group sues health department over use of patient fees 17.12.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A group representing medical marijuana patients is suing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment over the use of patient's ...
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Marijuana research projects getting state funding 17.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
DENVER (AP) — Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential.
Medical marijuana research projects getting state funding in Colorado 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Teenage marijuana use down nationally 17.12.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A survey released Tuesday shows teen marijuana use is down nationally, leaving legalization proponents claiming victory.The University of Michigan’s “Monitoring the Future” study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in middle and high schools, found that after five years of spikes...
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Minnesota mom heads back to court on charges of giving son medical marijuana 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Two lines of summary goes herey herye herey herey.
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Move over tobacco: U.S. teens now prefer e-cigarettes, study finds 17.12.2014 LA Times: Science
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most popular smoking device among American teens, researchers reported Tuesday.
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Teen Marijuana Use Declines As Country Moves Toward Marijuana Legalization 17.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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France seeks to ban 'e-joint' 16.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
France sought to stamp out a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis, launched Tuesday with the claim it provides all of the relaxation but none of the mind-altering effects of marijuana. Health Minister Marisol Touraine said the product would "incite the consumption of cannabis" and that she intended approaching the courts to ban it. "I am opposed to such a product being commercialised in France," she said on RTL radio. Smoking e-cigarettes, or "vaping", is ultra-fashionable in France, and while people have long since figured out how to doctor them to smoke marijuana -- as evidenced by hundreds of YouTube how-to's on the subject -- Kanavape claims their product is 100 percent ...
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use 16.12.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey ...
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Pushing ahead 12.12.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Preston loves country songs — the louder, the better. So, one morning in mid-October, Ana Watson cues up Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" on her phone and hands it to her ...
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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses 12.12.2014 NPR News
The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.
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