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White House opioid commission rejects medical marijuana as pain relief option


President Donald Trump’s commision on the opioid crisis declined to endorse the use of marijuana for pain in a new group of recommendations released this week, despite some studies suggesting that access to marijuana may decrease opioid deaths.


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Survey says veterans strongly back legalizing medical marijuana


A survey released by the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, indicates near-unanimous support among veterans for research on medical marijuana, with an overwhelming majority supporting legalization of the drug for medical purposes.


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Warning of marijuana Halloween candy derided as scare tactic


State officials are warning parents to look out for people slipping their kids marijuana-laced candy while trick-or-treating. But with no apparent evidence that’s ever happened, advocates for legalizing the drug say it’s nothing more than a Halloween scare tactic.


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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research


In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he said he thought the current applicant pool of 26 was too many.


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