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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Feds May Spend Nearly $70 Million On Marijuana For Research

The federal government announced Monday that it is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars on marijuana research through the University of Mississippi, which houses the only federally legal cannabis garden in the United States. The new contract, worth a maximum of $68.7 million over five years, was awarded by the National Institutes of Health Monday and posted to ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - MedPage Today

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MAR 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Historic Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum

A comprehensive bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday aims to deal a significant blow to the federal government's long-running war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Don Young (R-Alaska), is a House companion bill to identical Senate legislation from Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Idaho Senate approves decriminalizing marijuana extract oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Senate has approved legalizing oil extracted from cannabis plants to treat children with severe forms epilepsy after lengthy and sometimes tearful debate from lawmakers urging the bill's passage. Senators voted 22-12 on Tuesday to decriminalize the oil, a non-psychotropic extract of marijuana. The bill ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Lawmakers to debate allowing research on cannabis derivative

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lawmakers will debate a bill allowing patients with seizures to legally access a marijuana derivative under the supervision of University of Nebraska researchers. A legislative committee voted 6-0 Tuesday to advance a measure creating a pilot study of cannabidiol to gauge its effectiveness treating severe seizures. ...

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