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April 20, 2006

Medical Marijuana Has No Benefit Says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will publish a statement on Friday criticizing state measures to legalize the medical use of marijuana, calling them attempts to bypass scientific review. (

March 27, 2006

Medical Marijuana Issue Returns to Court

Each time the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on medical marijuana, the justices have come down against allowing the sick and dying to use the drug to ease their symptoms and possibly prolong life.

However, the door has never been fully closed, and now a federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in the latest round of legal wrangling over the issue. (Washington Post)

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June 19, 2005

Medical Marijuana Program Resumes in Oregon

Oregon resumed issuing medical-marijuana cards Friday, deciding the program could continue despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing federal prosecution for possessing the drug. (AP)

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June 9, 2005

Marijuana for Pain and Nausea

Marijuana has been used as a medical treatment for thousands of years, according to the Mayo Clinic. In recent years, marijuana and its chemical components have been studied in relation to illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. (AP)

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June 6, 2005

Supreme Court : No Medical Marijuana

Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. (AP)

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April 7, 2005

Medical Marijuana Bill in Minnesota

A bill that would make Minnesota the 10th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has advanced for the first time.

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March 29, 2005

Medical Marijuana on Trial

"Medical marijuana is now legal in 11 states, and bills to legalize it are pending in at least 7 more. The drug is also at the heart of a case being considered by the United States Supreme Court."

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December 19, 2004

AARP Favors Medicinal Marijuana

"Nearly three-fourths of Americans middle age and older support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to a poll taken for AARP."

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November 25, 2004

Supreme Court to Weigh Medical Marijuana Laws

"On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that will determine whether patients in California and 10 other states can continue to use marijuana for medical purposes."

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July 30, 2004

Doctors Look for Marijuana Alternative, Treating Menopause with Biofeedback

Scientists are looking for a way to mimic marijuana's anti-anxiety properties to help people with social anxiety disorder and other anxiety disorders.

A chiropractor in Raleigh, North Carolina is using applied kinesiology, a form of biofeedback, to treat the symptoms of menopause.

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July 14, 2004

Medical Marijuana in the News

A measure to legalize medical marijuana is on the ballot in Detroit.

Medical marijuana activists in Oakland, California planted marijuana outside California Highway Patrol offices in protest of a recent raid of a local cannabis garden.

Patients in Canada are rejecting a new batch of marijuana from Health Canada. They say it is not as strong as Health Canada claims it to be and that it may contain harmful contaminants.

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