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Medical Marijuana: A Developing Issue

DEA Louisville Explains Why Marijuana Isn’t Removed From List of Dangerous Drugs

Despite several states passing laws legalizing marijuana, the DEA recently decided to leave the drug as a Schedule 1.  DEA staff in Louisville explained this position to a Louisville news station.

Source: http://www.wdrb.com//story/32763283/dea-louisville-explains-why-marijuana-isnt-removed-from-list-of-dangerous-drugs

 

Kentucky Nurses Association Throws Support Behind Medical Marijuana Legislation

The Kentucky Nurses Association examined the evidence around medical marijuana and decided to support legislation in Kentucky to legalize medical marijuana.

Source: http://www.kentucky-nurses.org/Main-Menu-Category/Policy-Advocacy/Position-Statements/Medical-Marijuana.pdf

 

Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Grow

Connecticut’s medical marijuana program, which was approved by legislation in 2012, has increased to more than 13,000 patients. The program could expand even more, once a law allowing children access to non-smokeable cannabis takes effect on October 1.

Source: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/medical_marijuana_program_continues_to_grow/

 

Medical Marijuana Fight Heats Up In Florida

Voters in Florida will decide on medical marijuana in an upcoming election.  Both sides are spending large amounts of money to influence the voters.

Source:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/elections/medical-marijuana-fight-heats-up-in-florida

 

Children With Autism Could Soon Be Prescribed Medical Marijuana

The Minnesota Department of Health is considering adding autism to the growing list of conditions in which the patients can be prescribed medical cannabis.

Medical marijuana was legalized in 2015 in Minnesota. Tourette’s, not autism, is one of a handful of conditions in Minnesota where medical cannabis can be administered.

Now, the DOH is considering adding autism to the list, but in that consideration, they really only have anecdotal evidence from parents.

Source: http://www.fox9.com/health/209275506-story

 

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