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Heart attack tied to edible marijuana is a warning to doctors

Feb 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn't enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease....
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Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk

Feb 14, 2019 , WebMD
Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts, they were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and...
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Parenting In The Age Of Legal Pot: Household Rules, Conversations Help Guide Teen Use

Feb 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When Washington voters legalized marijuana in 2012, many parents found themselves with a new teachable moment. Though illegal for anyone under 21, the drug presented a dilemma similar to alcohol: Retailers sold it, people openly consumed it — sometimes to excess — and parents themselves struggled w......
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Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens Drive While High

Feb 08, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens Drive While HighCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2019 12:00:00...
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Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Feb 08, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2019 12:00:00...
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Could Smoking a Little Pot Raise Sperm Levels?

Feb 07, 2019 , WebMD
Men who've smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who've never given it a try, a new study...
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Chronic pain most common reason U.S. patients get medical marijuana

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Almost two-thirds of patients in the U.S. who get medical marijuana are using it as a treatment for chronic pain, a new study suggests....
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What Drives Patients To Use Medical Marijuana: Mostly Chronic Pain

Feb 06, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Slowly but surely, the stigma surrounding marijuana use is losing its grip in the U.S. Since the 1990s, advocates have pushed for a re-evaluation of cannabis (the plant species name often used interchangeably with marijuana) as a viable treatment for a host of ailments. As of 2018, 33 states and the......
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Nebraska Could Vote On This Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure In 2020

Feb 06, 2019 , Forbes
Nebraska would become the latest conservative state to allow medical cannabis if the measure qualifies for the ballot and voters approve...
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New Problem Emerges From Altering Opioids: Hep C Rates Soared When People Switched To Injecting Heroin

Feb 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
When people could no longer grind Oxycontin and snort it or inject, some switched drugs, a new study from Rand says, and that is leading to the spread of disease and costly treatments taxing Medicaid. Other news on the opioid epidemic looks at safe injection sites and palliative use of marijuana, also....
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At least a dozen elementary students exposed to marijuana gummies, police say; mom arrested

Feb 06, 2019 , CNN Health
More than a dozen students at an elementary school in Cleveland were admitted to the hospital after being exposed to gummy candy that police say contained marijuana....
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Why Are More Americans Using Medical Marijuana?

Feb 06, 2019 , WebMD
Of the licensed medical marijuana patients, 85.5 percent said they were seeking treatment for an evidence-based condition, with chronic pain accounting for 62 percent of qualifying conditions, according to a new...
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Wall Street banks face hurdles as they rush to cover the suddenly booming marijuana industry

Feb 05, 2019 , CNBC Health
Goldman Sachs' star beverage analyst was hoping to research the cannabis industry — that is, until she ran into the brokerage's...
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Canopy CEO sees 'many tens of billion dollar opportunity' for the Canadian pot company in the US

Feb 02, 2019 , CNBC Health
The 2018 Farm Bill is a first step for the marijuana industry because "we can actually operate with a federally controlled program," Canopy CEO Bruce Linton...
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Study Shows Marijuana Dispensaries Reduce Local Opioid Mortality Rates

Feb 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor’s research has shown that local access to legal drugs at the county level reduces opioid and heroin-related mortality rates. Dr. Rhet Smith, assistant professor of economics, published the article, “The Effect of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries on Op......
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Tobacco giant Altria's earnings show focus on weed, Juul e-cigarettes as smoking declines

Feb 01, 2019 , CNBC Health
Marlboro-maker Altria reports fourth-quarter financial results that match expectations and gives investors more insight on its new e-cigarette and marijuana investments as its core cigarette business...
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Germany seeks medical marijuana producers for home grown supply

Jan 29, 2019 , Reuters
Germany has accepted bids for supply contracts from 79 prospective cannabis growers as the country seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports from Canada and the Netherlands....
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Israel's InterCure to ramp up medical cannabis production: chairman

Jan 29, 2019 , Reuters
InterCure plans to expand into 10 countries in the next two years to meet growing demand for medical marijuana, chairman Ehud Barak said on Monday....
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New Jersey To Allow Cannabis For Opioid Abuse Not A Moment Too Soon

Jan 27, 2019 , Forbes
Gov. Murphy's decision to make opioid dependence a qualifying condition for medical marijuana follows years of uncertainty and rising overdose in New Jersey and New York; here's a look back at some of the region's worst...
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New Jersey Taps Cannabis For Opioid Abuse Not A Moment Too Soon

Jan 26, 2019 , Forbes
Gov. Murphy's decision to make opioid dependence a qualifying condition for medical marijuana follows years of uncertainty and rising overdose in New Jersey and New York; here's a look back at some of the region's worst...
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