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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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People who regularly smoke marijuana may have better control of their blood sugar and may be skinnier than non-marijuana users, according to a new study.

The research, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shows that people who reported regularly using marijuana had a lower risk of insulin resistance and had lower fasting insulin levels, compared with people […]

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The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking at an event hosted by former Mexican presidentVicente Fox, said that “the exception” for smoking marijuana would be if it has pharmaceutical virtues.

“But otherwise if it’s […]

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Posted by Johnny Green  on August 17, 2012

Depending on one’s experience within the realm of cannabis consumption, some may never have heard of vaporizing.

Vaporizing is a common technique for consuming marijuana, while at the same time negating many irritating respiratory toxins that exists within the grown marijuana flower and are released when smoked. Conversely, […]

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Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing, and sale.

In a new memorandum outlining the policy, the Department […]

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By Carolyn Rosenblatt, Forbes Contributor
Personal Finance 8/27/2013 @ 9:34PM

It started  with chronic insomnia. Alice, my 91 year old mother in law is generally willing to try new things, especially if she has hope that it will help with a problem.  She was tired of sleeping pills and the side effect […]

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the world to uncover the highs and lows of cannabis.  Source: CNN – August 11, 2013

Join Americans for Safe Access as they continue the discussion begun by CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta documentary “WEED”.
The Google Hangout featured many of […]

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By Saundra Young, CNN
Wed August 7, 2013

(CNN) — By most standards Matt and Paige Figi were living the American dream. They met at Colorado State University, where they shared a love of the outdoors. After getting married, the couple bought a house and planned to travel the world.

They did travel, but their […]

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Tempe Dispensary now open!

On May 8, 2013 By

Exciting news for East Valley patients comes this week, as a real dispensary is now open. Harvest of Tempe, located at 710 W Elliot Rd #102  is open for business Monday – Friday: 12p – 6pm and Saturday: 10am – 4pm.
http://harvestoftempe.com/dispensary-menu/
At this time they have a very limited menu other […]

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by Steve Bodinet
Posted on April 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

PHOENIX — A steady stream of people flowed into Phoenix’s first medical marijuana dispensary on its first day of business.

Deborah Howard of Scottsdale says this is the nearest location, as she’s trying marijuana as medicine for the first time.

Howard suffers from nerve […]

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