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The updated medical cannabis act would greatly expand the number of qualifying serious ailments for patients who want to use the drug to treat their health conditions. It would also create a state-sanctioned clinical research program, similar to Pennsylvania’s, that would pair cannabis growers with academic research institutions that could include pharmaceutical companies. It is sponsored by […]

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In the coming year, police in Massachusetts will likely have to deploy a litany of tests before arresting drivers for being high on marijuana, state officials said Friday. Because there’s no accurate breathalyzer for cannabis use, officers will probably need to use a combination of their observations, roadside assessments, saliva tests, and a 12-step expert […]

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The updated medical cannabis act would greatly expand the number of qualifying serious ailments for patients who want to use the drug to treat their health conditions. It would also create a state-sanctioned clinical research program, similar to Pennsylvania’s, that would pair cannabis growers with academic research institutions that could include pharmaceutical companies. It is sponsored by […]

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Southwestern Ontario, one of Canada’s largest pot-growing belts, could be frozen out of the marijuana retail business amid the Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s abrupt move to limit legal marijuana stores for the entire province to 25 chosen in a lottery. Critics are fuming about yet another 11th-hour change to the industry in Ontario, which has […]

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Southwestern Ontario, one of Canada’s largest pot-growing belts, could be frozen out of the marijuana retail business amid the Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s abrupt move to limit legal marijuana stores for the entire province to 25 chosen in a lottery. Critics are fuming about yet another 11th-hour change to the industry in Ontario, which has […]

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“Originally, there were only 11 conditions that would qualify adults for medication, and there were very few patients. Today, there are 31 conditions for adults, eight for patients under 18, and over 1,000 certifying practitioners,” Seagull said. “This medication has improved the quality of life for tens of thousands of patients. We look forward to […]

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Pot Topics is a weekly collection of cannabis-related news curated by the Chicago Sun-Times. Here’s the latest news for this week: Emanuel proposes using cannabis revenue to help pay for public pensions Hemp expected to become multi-billion dollar industry after Congress votes to legalize Former Democratic presidential candidate joins pot firm’s advisory board Chicago-based cannabis […]

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