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Medical Marijuana

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Patients Literally Risk Their Safety To Buy Medical Marijuana In Connecticut

It’s the ultimate catch-22: the sale of medical marijuana has been legal in Connecticut for two years. There’s just no place to buy it, except from illegal drug dealers.

05/02/2014

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Offer Relief To MS Sufferers

Many patients with debilitating brain diseases turn to marijuana after traditional treatments fail. A new review from the American Academy of Neurology shows that marijuana pills or spray can help some MS symptoms.

04/28/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Says He’s Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.

04/09/2014

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NJ TRANSIT Worker, Medical Marijuana Patient Suing Agency Over Failed Drug Test Suspension

The suit filed last month by 57-year-old Charlie Davis, suffering from end-stage renal failure, may be the first of its kind in New Jersey, where medical marijuana has been legally available since 2012.

04/04/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Christie On Legalizing Pot: NJ Won’t Be ‘A Place Where People Fly Into To Get High’

There is a proposal in the state legislature that would legalize pot and use the revenues for road repairs. Recreational marijuana was legalized by voters in Colorado and Washington state.

04/04/2014

Sen. Nicholas Scutari

NJ Senator Wants To Legalize Marijuana, Use Tax To Pay For Roads

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges.

03/24/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Astorino Admits To Past Pot Use: ‘It’s Not Like I Was Cheech & Chong’

Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.

03/07/2014

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Poll: 88 Percent Of New Yorkers Support Medical Marijuana

The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday finds only 9 percent oppose legalizing medical marijuana.

02/17/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Mansions And Expansions

Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.

02/07/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

New York Health Commissioner: Medical Marijuana Trial Likely To Launch In 2014

Dr. Nirav Shah told lawmakers at a hearing Monday that a trial run is intended to examine the drug’s effectiveness in patient treatment, for example with pain in stages of cancer.

02/03/2014

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Conn. Medical Marijuana Cultivator Aiming To Produce Prescription Pot In 4 Months

A Simsbury-based medical marijuana cultivator is one of four producers selected Tuesday by the state to begin operations. Curaleaf is aiming to be ready to meet the demand by early summer.

01/29/2014

The Marijuana Policy Project has purchased five pro-pot billboards along New Jersey highways. (credit: Marijuana Policy Project)

Pro-Marijuana Group’s Billboards Tackle NFL Drug Policy

Some pro-marijuana billboards are popping along New Jersey highways — and are taking aim at the NFL in the days before Super Bowl XLVIII is played at the Meadowlands.

01/28/2014

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Conn. Officials Announce Approval For 4 Medical Marijuana Producers

Four producers will operate facilities in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury and Watertown. The law was passed in 2012 and allows the use of marijuana for patients suffering from one of 11 specific debilitating illnesses whose doctors believe the treatment is appropriate.

01/28/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Would Consider Letting Players Use Medical Marijuana

“I’m not a medical expert,” Goodell said. “We will obviously follow signs. We will follow medicine and if they determine this could be a proper usage in any context, we will consider that. Our medical experts are not saying that right now.”

01/23/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo Lays Out Agenda In State Of The State Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is delivering a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City’s airports.

01/08/2014

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