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Gov. LePage vetoes bill that would ease access to medical marijuana, listing 11 objections

About 42,000 Maine patients could benefit from legislation that revamps the caregiver system and removes some conditions for obtaining medical cards.

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a medical cannabis bill Friday that would allow doctors to certify patient use for any medical reason.

In a veto letter fired off late Friday afternoon, LePage, a staunch marijuana opponent, ticked off 11 reasons why he was vetoing the sweeping reform bill, ranging from complaints about the establishment of a medical marijuana research fund to licensing of dangerous extraction laboratories, noting his list of complaints was by no means exhaustive.

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Smoking cannabis is not covered under religious freedoms law, says Indiana judge

Three years ago, the First Church of Cannabis filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana for preventing the congregation from using cannabis as holy sacrament. Now, Superior Court Judge Sheryl Lynch has ruled that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn't allow church members to smoke-up, writes Calvin Hughes.

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Cannabis and cancer: Here's what the research says

The US National Cancer Institute reports that cannabis could significantly help patients manage symptoms during cancer treatment and the report indicates that cannabis may prove to be an effective tool for battling cancer.

It is well-known that there are several compounds in the cannabis plant that can be very helpful to humans. Two of the main cannabinoids that have been tested for medical effects are 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). According to the report, these two cannabinoids could also prove to have the following effects:

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The NCAA is quietly softening its ban on cannabis

Cannabis consumption continues to be heavily regulated in the world of professional sports. But, at the college level, things are changing, writes Calvin Hughes.

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The single biggest reason why US marijuana sales will skyrocket

There are more U.S. states that allow some form of legalized marijuana than there are states that don't. And the numbers are moving more in that direction. Oklahoma voted just a few days ago to legalize medical marijuana. Voters in Michigan will decide on allowing legal recreational pot in November.

An estimated $8.5 billion was spent on legal cannabis in the U.S. last year, according to "The State of Legal Marijuana Markets" report published by ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics. But this amount could be only a fraction of what's to come. U.S. marijuana sales are likely to skyrocket over the next several years, and there's one big reason why.

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The rejection of this marijuana petition by the FDA could be a bigger deal than you realize

In just a few months, the legal cannabis industry will be turned on its head. Based on the passage of the Cannabis Act on June 19 in Canada, adults will be able to legally purchase marijuana beginning Oct. 17, 2018. That's right -- Canada will be the first industrialized country in the world to give the green light to recreational marijuana.

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3 Top marijuana stocks to consider buying for the second half of 2018

So far, 2018 hasn't exactly been a great year for most marijuana stocks. Sure, some marijuana stocks have chalked up huge gains. Most, though, haven't performed very well.

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This Country's Chief Medical Advisor just recommended rescheduling marijuana

Hint: It's a global powerhouse, but it's not the United States.

This has truly been a year of marijuana firsts. A growing number of marijuana stocks previously traded over the counter made the move to reputable exchanges, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its first-ever cannabis-derived drug from GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH). Now Canada stands less than three months away from waving the green flag on recreational cannabis.

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The Senate Appropriation Committee's must-see quote on marijuana's scheduling

This has turned into another banner year for the legal marijuana industry. Following the legalization of medical cannabis in Mexico last year, Canada has made good on its pledge to legalize recreational marijuana. As the first industrialized nation to do so, adult-use sales will become officially legal on Oct. 17, 2018, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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8 Science-based benefits of cannabis-based CBD oil

CBD oil is a natural remedy derived from the cannabis plant.

As the source of both marijuana and hemp, any substance made from cannabis immediately raises concerns around its legality and safety.

However, certain components of the cannabis plant can be beneficial for health and healing, without getting you “high”.

CBD oil contains one of those powerful components. It’s become a hot topic among natural health circles who claim it can help with everything from chronic pain relief to cancer.

Here we breakdown what CBD oil is, its best uses, and what the early science can tell us about its reported benefits.

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