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AUG 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that has shown tremendous promise for medical use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, which "oversees the cultivation, production and distribution of research-grade marijuana on behalf of the ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Florida firm plans big, low cost, medical marijuana grow operation

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida company plans to build what it believes will be the biggest medical marijuana factory in the country, hoping the economy of scale will lower the cost of the drug which is not covered by insurance. GrowHealthy LLC will operate out of a renovated 185,000-square-foot industrial complex set on 33 acres in ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Fewer Pain Pill Overdoses In States With Legal Medical Marijuana

States that have legalized marijuana for medical use have lower rates of prescription painkiller overdose deaths than states that have not, new research suggests. In a study published Monday in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that although overdose deaths from opioid painkillers -- like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin -- have increased in the U.S. over the ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

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Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggests

Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.

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AUG 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Canadian marijuana firms OrganiGram, Bedrocan soar on market debut

By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Canadian medical marijuana producers Bedrocan Cannabis Corp and OrganiGram Holdings Inc jumped as they began trading on the TSX Venture exchange on Monday with investors expecting fast-growing demand in the fledgling industry. The companies are the first major alternatives to Tweed Marijuana Inc , which was listed in April. The offerings mean ...

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