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Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana in California, Dies at 72

Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana in California, Dies at 72

Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana in California, Dies at 72

Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.

South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

On Jan. 10, 2017, a bipartisan group of South Carolina lawmakers, led by Sen. Tom Davis, introduced a bill to the state Senate to legalize the cultivation, sale and consumption of medical marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions.

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Ohio’s New Medical Marijuana Law Surrounded by Uncertainties

As Ohio’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect, stakeholders have more questions than answers, according to a Sept. 8, 2016, article by the Associated Press. The new law went into effect on Sept. 8, 2016, making Ohio the 25th state to have legalized medical marijuana, but Ohio does not have dispensaries at which qualified patients can buy it.

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Medical Marijuana Working For Minnesota Patients

A recent survey of Minnesota’s medical marijuana patients found 90 percent said the drug was beneficial. The survey, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health, queried 435 patients using medical marijuana. The pollsters discovered only 10 percent of medical marijuana patients experienced “little to no change.”

AIDS

Team Cannabis Joins AIDS Walk San Francisco

Last weekend, for the second year in a row, an organization called Team Cannabis had a very large presence at AIDS Walk San Francisco. Interestingly enough, it hadn’t always been that way. The recent AIDS Walk, then, was a reunion of sorts for the medicinal cannabis and the AIDS communities.


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