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Pa. marijuana board OKs sale of cannabis leaf and flower

By Sam Wood The state’s medical marijuana advisory board voted Monday morning to allow the sale of whole-plant cannabis — dry leaf and flower — and recommended expanding the number of serious health conditions that would qualify patients to participate in the program.  Currently, Pennsylvania allows only for the sale of marijuana …

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Cannabis entrepreneur launches weed for vets nonprofit

By Kevin Truong The scale of the opioid crisis has led stakeholders to pitch innovative solutions to stem the tide of addiction and overdose deaths. One alternate possibility? Medicinal cannabis. Even after returning from active service, many veterans face long-term side effects from their deployments including chronic pain and issues …

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How Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use; Saves Lives, Money

By Andrew G. Simpson Medical marijuana laws could be a boon to those battling the opioid epidemic, according to researchers who have identified a link between increased access to medical marijuana and a reduction in opioid prescriptions. The studies suggest medical marijuana laws (MMLs) have helped save and could continue …

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Is Cannabis Allowed in Nursing Homes?

By Rae Lland Nursing homes can be sanctuaries for those who need them. Whether it is assisted living or around-the-clock care, elders receive help with everyday tasks such as eating, exercising, socializing, and taking medication. But what about those seniors whose medication includes cannabis? While the exact numbers are hard …

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