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Pot is a top treatment for veterans’ pain, PTSD; but cost is barrier - Cannabis News

Military veterans are using marijuana to treat chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, among other ailments, according to recently released survey data.

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NYC pot legalization advocates hope for 'capitalism with a conscience in the cannabis space' - Cannabis News

Amid signs of a renewed push this year to legalize recreational pot in New York state, activists in the city have formed a new organization to lay the groundwork for an orderly, inclusive marketplace -- and avoid some of the problems that have beset legalization in other regions.

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Veteran says VA should provide medical marijuana for vets - Cannabis News

"I see a lot of veterans that are addicted to opioids and I know that they would probably not be taking so many pills if they had another alternative."

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North Dakota group submits legal marijuana petition to secretary of state for approval - Cannabis News

A group that hopes to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted language for its proposed statutory initiated measure to the secretary of state for approval.

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A Unique Course Aims To Teach Cops About Cannabis - Cannabis News

The online seminar will be powered by real-life law enforcement experience.

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Bill Would Give Florida Veterans Free Medical Marijuana Cards - Cannabis News

"Any small thing that we can do to help veterans get the treatment they deserve, I think we need to do."

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South Dakota Marijuana Activists Turn In More Than Enough Signatures For 2020 Ballot Questions - Cannabis News

South Dakota residents will likely get the chance to vote on two different marijuana initiatives during next year’s election.

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Pennsylvania patients protest medical pot prices - Cannabis News

About two dozen medical marijuana patients protested outside the state Health Department on Wednesday to draw attention to shortcomings in the state’s medical marijuana program and call for action to make the drug more affordable and accessible.

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Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation Urges Congress To Pass Three Marijuana Research Bills - Cannabis News

A leading advocacy group that’s dedicated to finding treatment options for Parkinson’s disease is backing three pieces of marijuana research legislation in Congress.

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Semper Fidelis: Twenty22Many Hooks Vets Up With Free Clones And A Healing-Based Community - Cannabis News

Washington-based cannabis advocacy group Twenty22Many is doing its part to provide medical marijuana to military veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Advocacy Group Urges Congressional Action To Prevent Pesticide Misuse On Marijuana - Cannabis News

The lack of federal regulations for the use of pesticides on marijuana plants is putting consumers at risk, the nonprofit organization Beyond Pesticides said in an action alert.

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Medical users say Ohio’s pot is pricey and inconvenient - Cannabis News

People who are approved to buy and use medical marijuana in Ohio say the tightly regulated program has resulted in costly products that are not easy to get.

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VA under pressure to ease medical marijuana rules - Cannabis News

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is under pressure to ease restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana to help treat pain and other ailments.

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New Documentary Features Veterans Shunning Pharmaceuticals for Cannabis - Cannabis News

"There's a lot of advocacy out there [among veterans], and I think if we collectively get together, we can all speak with one voice, and I'm using my film as that channel."

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How Florida's 55 and older communities are leading the state's medical marijuana movement - Cannabis News

"They can get off many of their expensive meds and that is very appealing to seniors."

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This Missouri Mom Fought Hard For Medical Marijuana. Now She’s Fighting To Pay Its High Price - Cannabis News

It took years for advocates to get medical marijuana legalized in Missouri, but when it’s finally available in 2020, they may face an even tougher challenge: paying for it.

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Veterans Advocate for Medical Marijuana Expansion - Cannabis News

Advocates for marijuana reform were in Austin, Texas this past weekend for the second annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference.

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How Does Your State Rate for Medical Marijuana in 2019? - Cannabis News

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) aims the report at lawmakers each year, prodding them to make progress relative to their neighbors.

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Colorado Tourism Now Has a Pro-Marijuana Influence - Cannabis News

Officially, Colorado hasn't been very hospitable to tourists coming here to partake in the state's legal pot industry, with zero state-licensed consumption areas since recreational dispensaries first opened in 2014. But visiting cannabis users now have a powerful ally with the ear of Governor Jared Polis.

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Colorado Nurses Launching Hotline for Your Marijuana Questions - Cannabis News

Having more questions than answers about cannabis is a common malady, and now a registered nurse and medical marijuana patient want to cure those concerns and curiosities over the phone.

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