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2 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Is Medical Marijuana the Answer to Lowering Healthcare Costs?

Comparatively speaking the United States has the highest healthcare costs of all 34 countries in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Teen's medical marijuana project

Claudia Cooke , 15, is calling for trials of medical marijuana to help her sister Kristal, who has severe epilepsy.

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9 hrs ago | WWBN-FM Burton

Medical Marijuana May Be Reducing Prescription Painkiller Deaths

It's possible that legalizing medical marijuana has resulted in states having fewer deaths due to painkiller overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs

13 hrs ago | KHQA-TV Quincy

Iowa police say fast-food laced with THC

Police in southeast Iowa say lab tests have confirmed the presence of THC, the intoxicating chemical found in marijuana, in a burger bought last April at a local fast-food restaurant.

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Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

16 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

In this March 25, 2014 file photo provided by Lauren Matthews, Tampa Bay Young Republicans Executive Director Lacey Wickline interviews personal injury lawyer John Morgan about his campaign to legalize medical marijuana during the group's monthly meeting in Tampa, Fla.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

20 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Arizona Cops Seize $455,000 from Medical Marijuana Patient

In March 2013, Steve Oates' home in Goodyear, Ariz. was stormed by police, SWAT, and DEA agents because of a marijuana grow room in the guest house.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Home Listing, Home, Goodyear, AZ, Drug Enforcement Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

23 hrs ago | Erie Times News

Conservative lawmaker aids medical marijuana push

Folmer pored over studies and news articles while his wife, Sheila, wondered why he lingered at their computer all weekend.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County seniors finding pain relief in medical marijuana

CARMEL >> In the middle of the day, as she performs household tasks while listening to her favorite music, an unusual thing happens to Bobbe Meyer, an 86-year-old Monterey Peninsula resident who has struggled for years with acute pain from arthritis.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Arthritis, Geriatric Medicine

The China Post

Kai Ko offers up an apology for his 'stupid choice' of smoking marijuana

Kai Ko made a big mistake the first time he lit up a joint two years ago, the 23-year-old actor told a press conference Saturday in Taipei, where he remorsefully apologized for using the drug again this month and ending up detained in Beijing for two weeks.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Taiwan

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Medical marijuana applications posted for businessMedical marijuana...

Medical marijuana applications posted for business The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Agriculture, Science

KTVK Phoenix

Does medical marijuana reduce opiate deaths?

It is the most common reason people seek medical marijuana: chronic pain. And while the jury may still be out on just how effective it is, a new study says medical marijuana appears to be having a positive effect on another health risk, which is killing Americans at a record rate.

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Related Topix: Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Medicine

News12.com

Jason Draizin, head of Plainview-based MarijuanaDoctors.com, arrested on drug charges

Lake Success police pulled over Jason Draizin on the Long Island Expressway and officers say they found cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs

The Arizona Republic

Wash. judge upholds local pot business bans

A judge says cities in Washington state can ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.

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Related Topix: Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA, Pierce County, WA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Inside Bay Area

California marijuana market poised to explode

Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Oakland, CA

SFGate

Injunction blocks Los Angeles marijuana market

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

East Bay Express

Re: Foes of Legalized Marijuana Are Shills for Pills

Earlier this summer, The Nation published a damning exposA© on pharmaceutical companies funding anti-marijuana groups like Community Anti-Drug Coalitions for America and members of Project SAM.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Columbia University, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Reckitt Benckiser, Household Products

St. Petersburg Times

MS patient talks about relief she finds with marijuana

Peggy Alcorn, a 68-year-old retiree, exercises every day in her swimming pool. a She hangs onto the edge for an hour - bouncing, swaying, kicking and singing to a mix of 1980s hits streaming from her computer.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Florida, Florida Government, Pain

CBS Local

Santa Fe Council Votes To Decriminalize Pot

The cost of getting caught with a little weed in Santa Fe will drop to just $25 max, thanks to a City Council vote Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Bernalillo County, NM

Coast Reporter

For a legal pot-store owner in the U.S., life still includes armed guards, cash

Brian Ruden, owner of Starbuds, one of the first recreational marijuana stores in the United States, displays some of his products including vaporized e-joints and edibles in Denver, Co., Aug. 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Brandon Sun

Some facts and figures about Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana

Colorado's experience with marijuana legalization is being closely watched as other jurisdictions - including Canada - debate their own drug laws.

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Related Topix: Drugs

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