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Popular GA medical marijuana bill dies over objection to treating children with autism

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia died last night after a late move requiring insurance coverage for treatment of autism in children derailed its passage. Despite overwhelming support for the bill in both houses, the General Assembly adjourned for the 2014 session without reaching agreement between the House…

Autism in children said to be on the rise in the U.S.

Autism in children appears to be on the rise, according to US health officials who said Thursday the rate has risen 23 percent in two years, with one in 88 children affected. Previous figures showed that as many as one in 110 US children had the disorder, leading autism research…