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Wolf to fill Supreme Court vacancies, urges passage of non-discrimination bill 28.1.2015 Philly.com News
On Tuesday he told parents with sick children he supported legaization of medical marijuana. On Wednesday morning Gov. Wolf met with lawmakers and gay rights advocates to urge them to pass a bill barring discrimination in workplace and housing.
Gov. Wolf confirms his support of medical marijuana 28.1.2015 Philly.com News
HARRISBURG - On the same day that legislation was reintroduced to legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday told parents of sick children that he would sign a bill if it reaches his desk.
Illinois medical marijuana licenses delayed despite application rankings 27.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Medical marijuana licensing in Illinois will undergo a legal review that critics fear will further delay the process of getting the drug to ...
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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume 27.1.2015 NPR News
The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.
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Florida Republican Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana 27.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A top Florida Republican filed a bill Monday that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, just months after a similar ballot measure received a majority of voter support , but fell just short of the percentage needed to pass. Florida state Sen. Jeff Brandes (R) filed The Florida Medical Marijuana Act , a bill that would allow licensed Florida physicians to prescribe medical marijuana to qualified patients in what would be a far-reaching expansion from the more limited "Charlotte's Web" medical marijuana law that Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed last year . The bill lists nine specific diseases for which patients could qualify for prescribed medical marijuana, including cancer, HIV, AIDS, epilepsy, ALS disease (commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease), multiple sclerosis and any medical condition that causes chronic wasting syndrome, pain or severe nausea. Medical marijuana appears to be very popular among state voters. A survey from 2014 found that almost 90 percent of voters supported the legal ...
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End Obamacare, and people could die. That's OK. 26.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Say conservatives have their way with what they call "Obamacare," and the Supreme Court deals it a death blow or a Republican president repeals it in 2017. Some people who got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act may lose it. In which case, liberals like to say, some of ...
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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana 26.1.2015 NPR News
Making pot legal for adults makes it more likely that teens will use too, according to the nation's pediatricians. And that's a problem, because marijuana harms developing brains.
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Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids 26.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new ...
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs 26.1.2015 Health
CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new ...
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs 26.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs 26.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
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Pot-related poison control calls rise in Colorado, Wash. 24.1.2015 Durango Herald
SEATTLE – Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.But it’s not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using marijuana, as...
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Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado 24.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
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Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado 24.1.2015 Seattle Times: Local
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Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado 24.1.2015 AP National
SEATTLE (AP) -- Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children....
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Pot-related calls to poison control centers spike in Washington, Colorado after legal sales 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado 24.1.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
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USDA cracks down on poultry industry; West Covina woman sues Foster Farms 23.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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A View of Healthcare from Room K 631 23.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Hours before Christmas, at exactly 7:00am on December 24th, I was heading to the Emergency Room at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Montefiore is one of the largest hospitals and medical teaching institutions in the country and closely associated with the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine - a city within a city with a staff of over 20,000 and a hospital bed capacity of nearly 2,000. "Monte" also has additional facilities in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon in Westchester County, while its main facility continues to expand, setting up medical offices and growing like topsy throughout the Bronx, all run by its staff. These ever-expanding medical complexes are a disturbing new trend throughout our country and are adversely affecting private practice doctors and the communities they serve. In Monte's most recent and ongoing expansion is a proposed eleven story building in a residential part of the Bronx that would bring in 1,000 patients per day to a community already burdened with ...
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Obama Predicts Bright Future For Legal Weed 23.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Barack Obama said during a YouTube interview Thursday that he believes more states will consider legalizing recreational marijuana, citing his administration's hands-off approach to prohibition-ending cannabis laws in Colorado and Washington state. “What you’re seeing now is Colorado, Washington, through state referenda, they’re experimenting with legal marijuana," Obama said in response to host Hank Green. "The position of my administration has been that we still have federal laws that classify marijuana as an illegal substance, but we’re not going to spend a lot of resources trying to turn back decisions that have been made at the state level on this issue. My suspicion is that you’re gonna see other states start looking at this." Obama went on to say that he has asked his Department of Justice to examine how nonviolent drug offenders are being treated by the justice system. "What we have done is instead of focusing on treatment -- the same way we focused, say, with tobacco or drunk driving ...
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