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New York to Become 23rd Medical Marijuana State

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Legislature passes, Gov. Cuomo will sign measure allowing patients suffering from certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it
                                   
NEW YORK — The New York State Senate and Assembly gave final approval Friday to legislation that will allow people with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill, which was revised yesterday to secure his signature.

FDA consider loosening restrictions on marijuana

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U.S. regulators are studying whether restrictions on marijuana should be eased, a step toward decriminalizing the drug at the federal level.

The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an analysis at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s request on whether the U.S. should downgrade the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, said Douglas Throckmorton, Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs at the FDA, at a congressional hearing.

Quebec hospital approves cannabis use

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While governments and authorities do everything they can to turn their noses up at the medicinal use of marijuana, the announcement that a Quebec hospital will allow patients to smoke pot is a sign that some in the country's medical community, at least, are willing to embrace it.

Officials at the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre voted on Thursday to allow the use of cannabis vaporizers in patients' rooms, if the attending doctor feels the patient is "sick enough" to warrant the use of medicinal marijuana.

The Fear of Pleasure: Why CBD-Only Legislation is Not a Real Solution

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Most of us were caught off-guard by the rush of states this year that approved the limited use of CBD-only marijuana extracts because these traditionally conservative states had heretofore rejected the medical use of marijuana. So it seems worth a moment to consider how this occurred, and what it means on a grander scale.

But first, a little recent history.