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More Than 1,800 Canadian Scientists Sign Open Letter Urging for More Cannabis Research

#cannabis #MARIJUANA SOURCE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC A coalition of academics has signed an open letter directed to the Canadian government, urging it to prioritize cannabis research. Scientists from all throughout Canada have come together to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other political figures to prioritize cannabis research. More than 1,800 of the country’s academic […]

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How Many Nanograms of THC is Too Many to Drive?

#cannabis #marijuana SOURCE: Marijuana.com By Michael Knodt on June 26th, 2017 at 3:02 pm Germany maintains some of the strictest cannabis DUI rules in the world. The low limit of 1 nanogram (ng) THC/ml blood serum, as well as the measurement of non-psychoactive metabolites, means that drivers and cyclists who are otherwise not under the […]

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Lehigh University looks to study cannabis’ effect on autistic children

SOURCE: PHILLY.COM THE INQUIRER by Nicole Radzievich, MORNING CALL (TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For the Inquirer)(TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For the Inquirer) Use of marijuana by blacks and whites is about equal, according to the report. As Pennsylvania prepares to award its first licenses for the fledgling medical marijuana industry, Lehigh University intends to partner with one […]

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Neuroblastoma – Medical Marijuana Research Overview

SOURCE OF ALL INFORMATION: MEDICAL MARIJUANA, INC. The following information is presented for educational purposes only. Medical Marijuana Inc. provides this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabidiol. Links to third party websites do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations by Medical Marijuana Inc. and none should be inferred. Neuroblastoma […]

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Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients

SOURCE: ThinkProgress Alan Pyke Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress. Poverty, criminal-justice profiteering, police violence, & robber barons. Tips: apyke@americanprogress.org Jun 13 Eliminating medical cannabis would likely push more people toward opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite While recreational marijuana companies remain in precarious territory under federal law, Congress has for […]

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How Medical Marijuana Will Disrupt The Pharmaceutical Industry (VHT)

SOURCE: EFT DAILY NEWS June 10, 2017 7:22am NYSE:VHT From Bill Hall: In my last two Money and Markets articles, I’ve put you on the inside track when I revealed that “family offices” — the preferred investment platforms for many of the world’s mega-millionaires and billionaires — are quietly funding the rapidly growing legal marijuana […]

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California Takes Stance Against Federal Level in Fight for Cannabis

No local agency will be able to provide support for federal powers against cannabis consumers and businesses SOURCE: CANNABIS INVESTING NEWS By Bryan Mc Govern • June 11, 2017 The battle between US states and the federal power is intensifying as California gets closer to becoming a ‘sanctuary state,’ safe from federal power against cannabis. […]

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Noted Experts Critically Evaluate Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Epilepsy

SOURCE: Elsevier 24 May 2017 Special Issue of Epilepsy & Behavior highlights the issues involved with medical marijuana Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances […]

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Cannabis shows promise for rare seizure disorder

SOURCE: The Washington Times – By Laura Kelly – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Photo by: Kathy Young According to a study published Wednesday by The New England Journal of Medicine, marijuana cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy. (Associated Press) A new study shows promising results in treating patients suffering a rare […]

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GOP Lawmaker Introduces Federal Legalization of Marijuana

SOURCE: newsmax A “budtender” weighs marijuana for a customer at ShowGrow, a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:59 PM Lawmakers are pushing for federal legalization of marijuana — an effort gaining traction despite signals the Trump administration is moving toward stronger enforcement of federal pot laws, […]

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People are Using Cannabis in Place of Prescription Drugs, New Study Finds

SOURCE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC 10 May, 2017 Individuals are using cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs, particularly to treat pain, anxiety and depression, according to a new study. Findings in a new study published this month in Journal of Pain Research indicate that individuals are using cannabis in place of prescription drugs, regardless of […]

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Trump makes first statement about medical cannabis as president

SOURCE: Marijuana Business Daily May 5, 2017      Donald Trump made his first statement about medical marijuana as president after signing a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes a provision providing key protections for legal MMJ businesses. Trump’s statement, however, failed to shed clear light on where his administration stands on marijuana policy, perhaps indicating that […]

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Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

It’s the latest sign that a major federal crackdown on state pot laws isn’t likely. SOURCE HUFFINGTON POST By Jennifer Bendery http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-state-marijuana-laws_us_59077dcde4b0bb2d087023df#

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After 3 Years, Feds Back to Tracking Cannabis Markets

SOURCE: GREEN PLANET By Jimi Devine on May 1, 2017 Photo Gracie Malley for Cannabis Now The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has decided to resume tracking the marijuana market in the United States, which in their eyes, is still illegal no matter what state you live in. Up through 2014, SAMHSA tracked […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Says He’s “Got His Hands Full” With Bigger Issues Than Marijuana

SOURCE: MARIJUANA ELEVATED INFORMATION By Barry Bard on April 27th, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Updated: April 27th, 2017 at 3:26 pm America’s legal cannabis industry might be able to exhale about the federal government’s hypothetical “greater enforcement” on recreational marijuana. In a Wednesday interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Colorado Governor John […]

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Recreational cannabis states prepping for possible federal crackdown

SOURCE: MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY April 25, 2017      By John Schroyer California, Colorado and Oregon have begun taking steps to protect recreational marijuana businesses and consumers against a possible federal crackdown under the new Trump administration. Oregon this month approved legislation to shield the identities of marijuana consumers from federal agents. Colorado lawmakers are voting […]

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DEA Asks Colorado AG’s Office for Info on Marijuana Crimes, “for the new administration”

Source: YAHOO FINANCE By: Paul Ausick 24/7 Wall St. April 2, 2017 Amid speculation about how the Trump administration will confront marijuana legalization in states such as Colorado, a Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor has sent an e-mail to a prosecutor in the state attorney general’s office seeking information, “for the new administration.” The e-mail was […]

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7 Marijuana-related Bills Introduced in US Congress

SOURCE: YAHOO FINANCE By: Paul Ausick 24/7 Wall St. April 2, 2017 A total of seven bills that would support the marijuana industry were introduced in Congress last Thursday, three in the Senate and four in the House. The Senate bills were all sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), including one co-sponsored by Senators Rand […]

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Federal Lawmakers Seek To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

SOURCE: THE FRESH TOAST By: Mike Adams Mar 31, 2017 Federal lawmakers are asking Congress to support bills aimed at establishing a nationwide marijuana market. Photo by Peter Heeling via Skitterphoto A group of federal lawmakers marched up to the steps of Capitol Hill earlier this week asking the Congressional majority to support a couple […]

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8 States That Will Make Millions Taxing Marijuana

SOURCE: YAHOO FINANCE Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall St.March 31, 2017 Legislation to regulate and tax marijuana sales in a manner similar to alcohol was introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives. While such legislation would be a first for the federal government, several states either already are, or soon will be, collecting millions […]

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Polis Says Amendment Will Protect Marijuana from Sessions

SOURCE: Roll Call – Politics Posted Mar 16, 2017 8:42 AM Eric Garcia Rep. Jared Polis, D-Co., is hoping to protect legal marijuana in his state from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo) Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis teamed up with Republican Rep. Tom McClintock to protect marijuana businesses in his state […]

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Marijuana v. opioid addiction: an easy choice

Source: The STATE Bill Nettles Guest Columnist Dixie Pace of Greenville passes out posters with Melinda Dority and Jessi Pace at a rally at a 2015 rally to support legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com Columbia, SC Many patients who would benefit from medical marijuana have no viable treatment for their pain […]

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Study shows shift in favor of legalized marijuana

Source-1011 NEWS -By Press Release | Posted: Wed 12:41 PM, Mar 08, 2017  |Updated: Wed 1:44 PM, Mar 08, 2017 LINCOLN, Neb. — Public opinion polls have shown significant growth in support for marijuana legalization, from about 20 percent in 1990, according to public opinion surveys, to 57 percent in the latest Pew Research survey released in […]

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Researchers believe marijuana could ease opioid epidemic

THE HERALD-DISPATCH By CHRISTINE VESTAL Stateline Feb 27, 2017 Updated 1 hr ago NEW YORK – After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among nearly 14,000 patients in New York state who are […]

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Sessions: States can pass marijuana laws, but more violence around pot than ‘one would think’

By Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press 5:43 p.m. PT Feb. 27, 2017 (Photo: Jack Gruber, Jack Gruber-USA TODAY) WASHINGTON – The Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug […]

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Cannabis Industry Is Uncertain, but Hopeful About Trump Administration

Posted to INSIDESOURCES – Politics, January 26, 2017, by Erin Mundahl On the morning of November 9, the American political landscape looked quite different than it had the night before. Not only was Donald Trump now the President-elect, but proponents of marijuana legalization had made important gains in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, all of […]

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Top Legal Marijuana Client Concern? Banking

Published by Melissa Hoffmann, New York Law Journal January 27, 2017 Hillary Peckham, center, talks about the difficulties of running a medical marijuana dispensary in New York at a recent panel held by the New York State Society of CPAs. She is joined by panelists Ram Mukunda, left, president and CEO of IGC, and Henry […]

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The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced

Published in the MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 11, 2017 About a week ago, a handful of lawmakers who call themselves the “Congressional Cannabis Caucus” announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would help protect the cannabis industry from a Department of Justice run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Their announcement was […]

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‘Medical Marijuana’ riddled with Mold, Bacteria—Especially Bad for the Sick?

Source: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH By Jamie Wells — February 10, 2017 Credit: Shutterstock With the current wave of states legalizing marijuana, advocates championing the cause and the presence of greater societal acceptance, there is a growing perception that dispensary-supplied “medical marijuana”—not distinct from “recreational marijuana”— is as safe as any medical product […]

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California seeks advisers on marijuana rules

THE SACRAMENTO BEE Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics One ounce of marijuana at A Therapeutic Alternative in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com By Taryn Luna tluna@sacbee.com The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform […]

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

MARKETWATCH, By Trey Williams Reporter Published in MARKETWATCH: Feb 11, 2017 11:33 a.m. ET Marijuana sales grew 30% in 2016 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2021 according to market research The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue. […]

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Don’t drown marijuana in regulations

Written By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News Posted: 02/09/17, 5:02 PM PST | Updated: 2 days ago California voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use in November, and now regulators are hard at work devising the new rules and fees to be imposed. There seems to be some considerable doubt, however, as to […]

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Republican congressman introduces legislation that would take marijuana out of the hands of the federal government

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would allow states to determine their own marijuana policies. Written by Taylor Link – SALON Topics: Dana Rohrabacher, federal government, federal vs state, Jeff Sessions, marijuana, marijuana policy, Medical Marijuana, original video, Video News, Business News, News, Politics News Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California is proposing a law that […]

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Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana

Written by ENTREPENEUR on February 9, 2017 Softening attitudes among police lags general public acceptance but seems to confirm an inexorable social trend. Image credit: Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images In a sign of the continuing shift in attitudes about legal marijuana, a new survey finds that a majority of police officers now […]

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National Academies of SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE Releases Comprehensive Study of Recent Research on the Health Effects of the Recreational and Theraputic Use of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

FROM THE National Academies of SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE OFFICE OF NEWS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION Jan. 12, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Nearly 100 Conclusions on the Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products Presented in New Report; One of the Most Comprehensive Studies of Recent Research on Health Effects of Recreational and Therapeutic Use […]

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Colorado on marijuana: ER visits, poison-control calls down even as consumption rates remain steady Public health officials say research suggests public education is working

By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm | UPDATED: February 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm Monitoring potential public-health outcomes was a top priority for state health officials after Colorado implemented its recreational marijuana law in 2014. Three years into regulated sales of recreational cannabis, the Retail […]

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You’ll Never Guess Who Wants to See Marijuana Legalized Nationwide

FOX BUSINESS By Sean Williams Published February 05, 2017 Image source: Getty Images. The marijuana industry is red hot, and it has the rapidly changing views of the public to thank. In 1995, just prior to California becoming the first state to legalize medical cannabis for compassionate use, only 25% of respondents in Gallup’s national […]

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Colorado Report Says Adolescent Marijuana Use ‘Has Not Changed Since Legalization’ Officials also note that reports of marijuana exposures involving children fell last year.

REASON.COM – By Jacob Sullum|Feb. 3, 2017 7:00 am According to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), cannabis consumption by teenagers in that state “has not changed since legalization either in terms of the number of people using or the frequency of use among users.” That conclusion is […]

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Colorado Report Could Put an End to Prohibitionist Arguments

THE MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 4, 2017 2124 There are a few different go-to arguments that prohibitionists constantly fall back on when they are arguing against marijuana legalization. While we try to argue for the benefits of things that help everyone – like the creation of jobs, more revenue for schools and […]

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Federal House Bill Would Reschedule Cannabis, Re-Define Marijuana to Exclude CBD

GANJAPRENEUR – By TG Branfalt – Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Republican Virginia Rep. Griffith H. Morgan has introduced legislation to reschedule cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act, and exclude cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana. According to the bill text, CBD would be defined exclusively as cannabis not containing more than 0.3 percent THC […]

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Colorado marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching

By: Jakob Rodgers-Colorado Springs GAZETTE, January 31, 2017, Updated: Today at 7:04 am FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP) Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in adolescent pot […]

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Marijuana industry will see explosive growth in 2017

Shutterstock RED DIRT REPORT – Shane Smith | January 23, 2017 Category:  Prairie Opinions NORMAN, Okla. – To say that 2016 was a watershed year for legal cannabis in the U.S. would be an understatement, to put it very lightly. Last year, legal sales grew at a rate of 30 percent, faster than even the […]

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Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says

THE NEW YORK TIMES – By CHRISTINE HAUSERJAN. 23, 2017 Edibles available for sale in Denver only to medical marijuana patients. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times A Texas high school teacher can use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal, and should not get into trouble for it in her home state, […]

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Colorado Supreme Court rules in medical marijuana case

By KKTV | Posted: Mon 4:11 PM, Jan 23, 2017  | Updated: Tue 6:41 AM, Jan 24, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A four-year dispute over medical marijuana seized by police in Colorado Springs has come to an end. The Colorado Supreme Court says police don’t have to return marijuana plants to a man acquitted of marijuana-related […]

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National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science

A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes. THE SCIENTIST, Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation – By Bob Grant | January 12, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, HUPU2 Researchers have been studying the effects of smoking marijuana, either for recreation or […]

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story. THE SCIENTIST Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, BOGDAN More and more Americans are using cannabis both for medicinal […]

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NFLPA reportedly proposing a ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use

The union recently formed a pain management committee to study marijuana by Jared Dubin CBS Sports Writer The NFL Players Association is coming up with a proposal that would amend the league’s drug policy to take a less punitive approach to marijuana use. According to the Washington Post, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said the […]

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11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

By Kevin Loria BUSINESS INSIDER – SCIENCE. jan. 12, 2017, 1:00 PM The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering. As of last fall, 57% of adults in the US said they thought marijuana should be legal, with only 37% taking […]

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Recreational marijuana may be legal now, but driving while high is not

Las Vegas Review-Journal Posted January 1, 2017 – 11:18pm By WESLEY JUHL LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Metro police officers are ready to crack down on drivers high on marijuana now that recreational use of the drug is legal throughout Nevada. Although driving drunk and driving stoned are similarly dangerous crimes, the latter presents challenges for law enforcement. […]

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Medical marijuana for kids: Often, no clear path, legally and practically

Washington Post Health & Science A jar of cannabis inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colo. (Matthew Staver/For the Washington Post) By — David Kohn December 31, 2016 Across the country, thousands of children use medical marijuana for a range of ailments including intractable epilepsy, pain, anxiety and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. […]

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