U. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State ban medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University both say all marijuana, including medical marijuana, remains banned on the two campuses. OU and OSU say in a joint news release Thursday that they’re legally required to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act that mandates drug prevention programs and prohibits the use of illegal drugs on campus or at university-sponsored events and activities. The two must also comply with…

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Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a two-month deadline for the implementation in their measure so as to avoid the years of delays they had seen elsewhere. But that has not stopped state health officials and the Republican governor from making drastic changes…

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Justice Grown CEO answers questions about medical marijuana

KINGSTON — Mark McNeely had been taking prescription medication for pain without much success when a doctor suggested a different option. “I’ve been trying to deal with my pain from doctor prescribed medications,” said McNeely, 51, of Wyoming. “I’ve been paying out of pocket for drugs that aren’t helping me. I went to a clinic and the doctor asked me if I ever considered medical marijuana. “The problem is the doctor couldn’t tell me how…

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Utah’s state-funded study of pot’s effects on pain delayed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A $500,000 state-funded study, designed to gauge marijuana’s impact on pain, has been delayed so many times due to federal regulations that it might not be ready before Utah voters decide in November whether to pass a medical marijuana ballot initiative. Ivy Estabrooke, executive director of the Utah Science Technology and Research, told the Deseret News it took nearly a year and a half for researchers to jump through the…

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Feds: Oklahoma medical marijuana users can’t possess guns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials say Oklahoma residents with medical marijuana cards will be prohibited from obtaining gun permits, following a recent decision by voters to approve the medical use of the drug. State residents voted in favor of the marijuana measure Tuesday. The move puts Oklahoma gun owners in a conflict 25 other states are facing between state and federal laws governing guns and marijuana. Federal law says it’s illegal to possess both…

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Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

A national medical group Thursday abruptly canceled its plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The episode highlights an ongoing conflict between federal and state laws on marijuana. The American Academy of Pain Medicine scrubbed its plans for a one-hour online course next month after a request from the U.S. government agency that provided the funding, a spokeswoman for the pain medicine group said. The money…

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Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a decision by the end of the month on the drug Epidiolex, made by GW Pharmaceuticals. It’s a…

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Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

LONDON (AP) — The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the U.K. is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. Charlotte Caldwell said Sunday she also wants assurances from the government that her 12-year-old son Billy will be able to keep receiving cannabis oil once a 20-day emergency supply approved by the government runs out. Caldwell wants to make sure there…

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Alaska US senators supporting marijuana states’ rights bill

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s Republican U.S. senators are supporting a bipartisan bill that seeks to ensure states’ ability to regulate legal marijuana industries. Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts originally co-authored the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Friday. The bill looks at a number of areas in which state and federal marijuana laws conflict while also containing a number of safeguards to…

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Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to make her mark. “That feeling just really stuck with me that this isn’t going to last. This is going to shift in my lifetime,…

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