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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah state senators gave preliminary approval Monday to a medical marijuana proposal that would legalize edible, vapor and topical pot products. Lawmakers voted 15-13 to advance the bill, saying the measure could help those with certain debilitating conditions who have not found relief through other medications. […]

Broad Utah medical marijuana bill gets prelim Senate OK on ...


(CNN)The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia. “This is an historic day for Australia and the many advocates who have fought long […]

Medical marijuana legalized in Australia



The Senate failed to pass legislation again this year that would legalize non-smokable forms of marijuana under the state’s medical pot program. That means nearly 180,000 medical marijuana patients in Michigan remain in limbo, as do their caregivers and suppliers. It’s unfair to patients working within the law, adopted by […]

Editorial: Protect access to medical marijuana


CHICAGO – A statewide coalition plans to launch a social media campaign to press Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration to expand the medical marijuana pilot program to more patients. The advocacy group’s campaign will use the hashtag slogan #ApproveThe8. The eight conditions are autism, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, PTSD and four […]

Illinois patients push for medical marijuana expansion


At a time when almost half of the United States has legalized marijuana for medical use, we’ve hit a crucial point when current studies on cannabis should be thoroughly examined and any “research holes” attempted to be filled. In July, eight Democrats in the U.S. Senate pointed out a lack […]

Medical Marijuana Research: Where Do We Stand?