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Marijuana Advocates Sound Alarm About Condition That Causes ‘Cyclic Vomiting’

As more and more U.S. states expand marijuana legalization, and with weed usage on the rise, doctors and advocates are warning about a little-known condition affecting heavy users of the drug. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and “cyclic vomiting” among regular marijuana users — and can lead to extreme dehydration and, […]

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The Push To Legalize Medical Marijuana In The South Is Leaving Black People Behind

By Max Blau Natalie Jones Bonner, a 58-year-old entrepreneur in Biloxi, Mississippi, who has used cannabis to reduce inflammation in her knees and wrists, wanted her fellow Mississippians to experience the drug’s medical and economic benefits. So she volunteered to collect signatures for a ballot initiative to legalize its medical use. But the Navy veteran, […]

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana In New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday announced his support for legalizing recreational marijuana, another sign of his shift toward progressive policy positions in recent months, after facing a primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon. “Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana, once and for all,” Cuomo said during a speech in Manhattan outlining […]

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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. Preparations included mailings to 15m households detailing the new cannabis laws and public awareness campaigns. But there […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Using Marijuana While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

As marijuana (cannabis) gains legal status and cultural acceptance state by state, important questions about who should be using the drug are becoming more pressing. Recently, a major medical organization announced its stance on marijuana use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding: It’s not a good idea. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is officially recommending […]