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by Miranda LaSala, content editor at PurringPal.com

Marijuana is, up to this date, a controversial topic. Its medicinal properties and effects on humans have gained attention that resulted in various studies. Such is not the same when it comes to animals – probably because of the lack of laws that allows veterinarians to legally practice […]

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SARA BRITTANY SOMERSET  February 14, 2018 Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans Affairs doctors could not legally prescribe: cannabis.

“Once I did use cannabis, immediately I felt the relief,” […]

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BRUCE BARCOTT, deputy director of Leafly
July 27, 2017

The Senate Appropriations approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana patients this morning, delivering a setback to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In May, Sessions delivered a letter to Congress specifically requesting that leaders reject that budget amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.

The amendment, led by Sen. Patrick […]

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A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

“It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Continue Reading

February 4, 2015 (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Will Dunham)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. […]

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By Kelsey Dudley, Published: Mar 8, 2014

ELMIRA, ORE. — The issue of medical marijuana continues to make headlines in Oregon as the House approved a bill allowing cities to “opt out” of marijuana dispensaries.

The bill approved Wednesday that would let local governments control the hours and locations of medical marijuana stores within individual cities and counties. […]

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Medical Marijuana for Kids?

On February 28, 2014 By

Cannabis has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.

From the article by Aimee Swartz, The Scientist Magazine | July 17, 2013

Lauren Scott has been fighting undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, for more than 3 years. […]

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 by Joe Martino – February 10, 2014

A recent study reveals that cannabis taken orally in the form of what is called ‘hemp oil’ can be an effective treatment for Leukemia and possibly other cancers.

The case study examines a teenage female who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation. This mutation […]

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By Paul Armentano, NORML

Published: 01-09-2014

The enactment of statewide laws allowing for the therapeutic use of cannabis is associated with reduced instances of suicide, according to a discussion paper published in January by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.

Researchers at Montana State University, U of Colorado, and San Diego […]

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