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Experts in New Mexico Support MMJ as Tool to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Experts in New Mexico Support MMJ as Tool to Tackle Opioid Crisis

On Nov. 4, 2016, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program voted in favor of adding “opiate use disorder” to the state’s list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment option.

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Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Utah’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called for legalizing medical pot after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession. Under current Utah laws, Mike Weinholtz said, doctors have only one option for some conditions: opiates. But his wife was able to enjoy physical activities after using pot.

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Arizona Anti-Marijuana Group Gets Big Donation From Opiate Maker

An Arizona opiate maker has given the largest donation to a group working to keep marijuana illegal in the state, according to an article at Tuscon.com. Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics made a $500,000 donation to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, according to information from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

Maine Rejects Petition to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Maine Rejects Petition to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

According to a letter dated July 8, 2016, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has denied a petition by Dawson Julia, a medical marijuana caregiver, to add “Addiction to Opiates and drugs derived from chemical synthesis” to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

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TV Personality and Veterans Crusader Montel Williams Makes FL Medical Marijuana Pitch

Montel Williams, the former host of his eponymous show, has become a full-time veterans’ rights crusader recently and now he’s wading into Florida politics with a pitch for the medical-marijuana constitutional amendment.


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