Medical marijuana

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Friday he'll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal...
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April 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm
The first license for distributing medical marijuana products in Louisiana has been awarded to the owners of H&W Drug Store in New Orleans, The New Orleans Advocate reports. In 2016, legislators approved a tightly-regulated plan for allowing patients of certain illnesses to have access to non-...
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April 17, 2018 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the country. The Food and Drug Administration posted its review Tuesday of the experimental...
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A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana dispensary which will open April 18, for patients with state-issued medical marijuana identification cards. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 1:27 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other...
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April 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
( - Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, severe muscle spasms and P-T-S-D would be able to receive a prescription for medical marijuana under legislation that was approved by the full House. The bill is sponsored by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James. “This quite...
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April 05, 2018 - 1:54 pm
( Ban on 'school lunch shaming' wins Louisiana House supportMedical marijuana use expandsA bill that expands illnesses that medical marijuana can be prescribed for has cleared the house health and welfare committee. Baton Rouge representative Ted James bill adds Post traumatic stress...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, a woman holds the prescribed medical marijuana product used to treat her daughter's epilepsy after making a purchase at a medical marijuana dispensary in Butler, Pa. Two new studies released on Monday, April 2, 2018 suggest that legalization of marijuana may reduce the prescribing of opioids. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 02, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana as unconstitutional, saying the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug's legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge Alvin...
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FILE - This Sept. 30, 2016 file photo shows a marijuana bud before harvesting at a rural area near Corvallis, Ore. Billy Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, is holding a marijuana summit to address what he calls a "massive" marijuana surplus in the state. He announced the Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 summit, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a memo outlining how states with legalized marijuana could avoid federal scrutiny. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
February 02, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a "formidable" problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams...
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This Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by Zac Mercauto shows him holding a package of marijuana cookies in Fryeburg, Maine. Mercauto is one of many proponents of legalized marijuana who supports President Donald Trump, but thinks his administration is wrong about its anti-pot stance. (Zac Mercauto via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 11:22 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by...
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