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Carly Fiorina Shortchanges Marijuana Research 2.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org . In questioning the value of medicinal marijuana, Carly Fiorina said “we don’t understand how it interacts with other drugs.” In fact, there is information about marijuana’s interactions with other medications, although major clinical trials using marijuana have been limited by its legal status. Fiorina spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity , who asked her about the legal status of marijuana in Colorado (it also has been legalized in Washington). She said she believes in states’ rights but that legalizing marijuana is a “bad idea” (at the 30:20 mark): Fiorina, June 25: I remember when I had cancer, my doctor asked me if I had an interest in medicinal marijuana. I did not, and he said good, because marijuana is a very complex chemical substance now, we don’t understand how it interacts with other drugs, we don’t understand what it does to your body. The claim regarding drug interactions is not correct: Prescribing information for approved versions of ...
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Presidential Hopeful Jim Webb Hints At Support For Radical Drug Policy Reform 2.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who has hinted that he may run for president, this week suggested that he supports decriminalizing drug use, a position that would make him the most progressive voice on drug policy among the current field of contenders. "Just as in mental health issues, I don't think it makes a lot of sense to put someone in jail when they have a disease, when they have an illness, a physical illness," Webb said Tuesday at the National Sheriffs' Association Conference in Baltimore. "There've got to be better ways for us to approach the issues of drug use in America." Speaking before an audience of about 100 sheriffs, Webb also stressed the value of drug policies that prioritize harm reduction and education over enforcement and incarceration. "We didn't make cigarettes illegal," said Webb. "We just got the information out there and educated people about the potential harm." This approach, he added, proved effective at reducing cigarette use . "That is actually a success of education ...
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Hallberg's Picture of Health: Medical marijuana 1.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study raises questions about the benefits of medical marijuana.
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Have we gotten ahead of the evidence with medical marijuana? Two doctors say yes 1.7.2015 MinnPost
Minnesota’s medical marijuana program begins today. The program is one of the strictest in the country. Extracts of marijuana plants will be available to patients in only pill, oil or vapor forms and at only eight dispensaries within the state. And to qualify for a prescription, you must have one of nine medical conditions: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Tourette syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), seizures (such as those characteristic of epilepsy), severe and persistent muscle spasms (such as those characteristic of multiple sclerosis), Crohn's disease, or a terminal illness that associated with severe pain, nausea, vomiting or other designated symptoms. But, as the title of an editorial published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) asks, have Minnesota and the 21 other states with medical marijuana laws put “the cart before the horse”?  In other words, do we have good, solid evidence that marijuana (cannibas) can actually help people with those nine — or other — ...
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Medical marijuana dispensaries open for Minnesota patients 1.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A year after the state Legislature legalized medical marijuana, Minnesota's suppliers are now allowed to sell to the public. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Minnesota Medical Solutions sold its first few doses of cannabis.
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Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences 1.7.2015 NPR News
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
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7 movies from '70s to binge watch 1.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Been digging CNN's "The Seventies?" While the series takes a week off for Independence Day, why not spend part of your holiday weekend binge-watching some of that decade's best films? We've made it easy with a list of seven essential '70s films available you can stream on Netflix to tide you over until "The Seventies" returns on July 9.
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South Jersey's 2d medical marijuana site to open in fall 30.6.2015 Philly.com News
South Jersey is expected to have a second medical marijuana dispensary open this fall, according to the New Jersey Health Department. It announced Monday that it had issued a growing permit to Compassionate Sciences Inc., which is leasing a facility in Bellmawr, Camden County.
Delaware's first marijuana dispensary opens 29.6.2015 Philly.com News
Delaware has become the second state in the region to make its debut in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.
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How an FBI agent who arrested drug addicts became one himself 29.6.2015 Washington Post
Matthew Lowry was out of pills and getting desperate.The doctor who prescribed pain medication to ease his chronic and painful inflammation of the intestines had disappeared. He went to clinics, but his wife had begun questioning the bills. He was shaking, sweating, tired.Read full article ...
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See inside one of Minnesota's first medical marijuana stores 27.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A tour of one of Minnesota's new medical marijuana dispensaries reveals that the stores will be secure clinical facilities with not pot leafs in sight.
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Forget almonds: Look at how much water California’s pot growers use 26.6.2015 Ezra Klein
One of the arguments against the liberalization of marijuana laws appeals to our environmental sensibilities: many illegal grow operations happen on public land, outside the regulatory purview of the Environmental Protection Agency, and they can have devastating consequences for the surrounding landscape. Marijuana opponents occasionally carry this argument to extremes (see: rabbits, stoned). Still, there's little ...
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Delaware to open first medical marijuana dispensary Friday 26.6.2015 Philly.com News
Delaware is opening its first medical marijuana dispensary Friday, three years after New Jersey took the leap in the region and allowed this type of business.
A baby, a needle, a different war on drugs 25.6.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
A baby, a needle, a different war on drugs
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Vancouver Becomes First Canadian City To Regulate Medical Marijuana 25.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Vancouver, Canada, became the first city in the country to regulate and license its booming medical marijuana industry on Wednesday, despite warnings from the federal government. After four nights of public hearings , the Vancouver City Council voted 8-3 in favor of a bylaw to control the "grey market" of marijuana dispensaries . While all marijuana is illegal under federal law, Vancouver has seen an explosion in dispensaries in recent years and is now home to about 100 of them . “These new rules will give the City the tools we need to properly manage dispensaries, while enabling those who provide a vital medical service,” Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post. “This is a common sense approach to a complicated issue, which has been made worse by the lack of action from the Federal government.” Under the new rules, dispensaries must remain 300 meters (0.2 miles) away from schools, community centers and other pot shops. They must also deny entry to anyone under ...
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Watch divers rescue giant manta ray from fishing line 24.6.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Watch divers rescue giant manta ray from fishing line
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One family's medical-marijuana story 24.6.2015 Philly.com News
Erika Zorn’s pain subsided when she used her own weed to treat her illness. Then she got busted. Now she’s sicker than ever.
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Study: Medical pot isn't proven, but Colorado is launching studies 24.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Despite medical marijuana's unquestionable worldwide momentum, it hasn't yet scientifically proven to remedy most of the conditions governments have authorized it to treat, according to an
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Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses 23.6.2015 Yahoo: US National
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential ...
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Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses 23.6.2015 Seattle Times: Local
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies […]
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