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Kentucky Republican offers to ‘fill this committee room’ with people affected by pot deaths

In a hearing on the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky, Republican state Rep. Robert Benvenuti said that the risks of allowing medical marijuana in the state are too high. He cited Kentucky’s high rate of illegal and prescription drug abuse as reasons why the plant is…

Judge tosses lawsuit against Arizona’s medical marijuana law

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed a lawsuit against her own state’s medical marijuana law in May. She claimed that state employees could be in jeopardy because the state law conflicts with federal laws, despite…

Gingrich calls for more aggressive drug policy

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich does not support the legalization of medical marijuana and would like the see the United States adopt a more aggressive policy against drug use. Gingrich told Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody on Saturday that California showed that medical marijuana was a “joke,” where doctors prescribed the drug…

Study: Medical marijuana does not increase use among youth

The legalization of medical marijuana in Rhode Island in 2006 did not increase its use among teenagers, according to research presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition on Wednesday. The study was led by Rhode Island Hospital physician Esther Choo. The finding directly contradicts White House…

Utah Attorney General Shurtleff approves of medical marijuana after battling cancer

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said he would support the legalization of medical marijuana after experiencing months of intensive cancer treatment. “Until you’ve experienced chemo, you can’t describe exactly how it feels,” he said Thursday on KSL Newsradio’s Doug Wright Show. “It’s kind of like having the flu because you…

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