Medical marijuana

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Friday he'll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal...
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April 17, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the country. The Food and Drug Administration posted its review Tuesday of the experimental...
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A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana dispensary which will open April 18, for patients with state-issued medical marijuana identification cards. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 2:27 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other...
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April 09, 2018 - 1:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state medical marijuana board is recommending that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it. The Medical Marijuana Advisory Board voted 11-0 Monday to send the recommendation to Health Secretary Rachel...
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April 05, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that permit applications are available online and for submission for grower/processors, dispensaries and academic clinical research centers (ACRCs) as part of the second phase of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. “Because of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, a woman holds the prescribed medical marijuana product used to treat her daughter's epilepsy after making a purchase at a medical marijuana dispensary in Butler, Pa. Two new studies released on Monday, April 2, 2018 suggest that legalization of marijuana may reduce the prescribing of opioids. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 02, 2018 - 11:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some...
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March 02, 2018 - 6:22 pm
DEVON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's budding medical marijuana dispensaries have just about run out of pot. Philly.com reports Friday that high demand has caused the two open dispensaries in the Philadelphia region to go nearly dry less than two weeks after sales started under Pennsylvania's new...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana as unconstitutional, saying the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug's legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge Alvin...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:55 am
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A woman who lobbied for passage of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law is the first person to legally buy the drug from a dispensary in the state. Diana Briggs says the $178 purchase she made Thursday morning should easily be enough to treat her 17-year-old son for a month...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 photo Phil Gruver poses for a photograph with his Pennsylvania with his medical marijuana card in Emmaus, Pa. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. Gruver is weighing what to do with his .22-caliber rifle and a handgun he keeps for home defense. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 14, 2018 - 11:41 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana in a potentially uncomfortable position. Federal law prohibits marijuana users from owning or even possessing guns or ammunition. The government has traditionally taken a...
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