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Does medical marijuana really work? That’s a question that everyone is asking these days. The answer—usually—is: “more research is needed.” But what if “more research” doesn’t give us the answers we’re looking for?

That’s the cautionary lesson of an article that was published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine: Much of the research on medical marijuana is flawed. If you look closely at the randomized controlled trials of marijuana, what seem to be impressive benefits are often questionable. And for some conditions, medical marijuana might not work at all.

To understand how the science of medical marijuana can be so misleading, it helps to know that these trials generally compare real vs. ‘placebo’ marijuana. Yes—you can get placebo marijuana, and in fact there are companies like Bedrocan that specialize in making it. Placebo marijuana is Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica flowers from which the active ingredients—cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD)—have been extracted. (The process is similar to what’s used to extract caffeine from coffee beans.) ‘Placebo’ marijuana is indistinguishable in appearance, taste and odor from the

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The proposal would ban recreational marijuana sales but would give the town a year to consider the question of allowing production facilities.

Fred Hanson The Patriot Ledger @Fhanson_Ledger

BRAINTREE – Mayor Joseph Sullivan favors a ban on retail establishments for recreational marijuana but wants the town to wait a year before deciding on production facilities.

Sullivan had submitted a proposal to the town council last month which would ban retail sales and production of recreational marijuana, saying that he wanted to start a community discussion on the topic.

The mayor submitted the revised proposal to the town council Monday and discussed it at a meeting of the council’s ordinance and rules committee that night.

“I think it’s a consensus,” Sullivan said of the proposal in an interview after the meeting. “We’re putting up a stop sign on every level.”

The proposed moratorium on recreational marijuana production facilities would last until Dec. 31, 2018.

“The moratorium would provide time for the town to consider the legal, planning, financial and public safety issues that are raised by such establishments (as well as

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Do you think marijuana should be legalized for recreational use? (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

Pro marijuana groups are a step closer to getting recreational pot on the michigan ballot next year.

360,000 signatures have been turned in so they can get verified by the state.

We want to know what you think.

Do you think marijuana should be legalized for recreational use?

Let us know in the poll below.

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by: Michael Yoshida, Action News Jax Updated: Nov 20, 2017 – 11:57 PM

Jacksonville Beach city leaders have to go back to the drawing board on their medical marijuana policy. 

On Monday night, a proposal to extend the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries was voted down. 

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Action News Jax’s Michael Yoshida was inside the meeting as the vote took place.

He spoke to city leaders about what’s next for possibly bringing medical marijuana to the beach. 

A lot happened at the meeting, but the main takeaway is that there will be no permanent ban on dispensaries in Jacksonville Beach.

The current moratorium is set to expire on Dec. 5. So, what does that mean for people living in the city?

After Monday’s vote, the city manager, attorney and director of planning will meet and likely come up with two options to bring before the council. One would be to extend the moratorium another six months. The second would be to move forward with allowing dispensaries in Jax Beach.

People voiced their concerns on the issue, many

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Nevada’s recreational marijuana continued its strong start through the third full month of sales, data released Monday by the Nevada Department of Taxation show.

The state’s licensed and regulated cannabis dispensaries sold approximately $27.7 million in recreational marijuana in September — more than $5 million over the state’s projected sales for the month.

That’s down from August’s sales numbers, which topped $33 million, and slightly up from July’s $27 million.

September’s sales equated to $2.77 million in taxes going to the state’s rainy day fund through the 10 percent excise tax.

The 15 percent wholesale tax, which is applied at the cultivation level to both medical and recreational marijuana, generated another $1.95 million. That tax revenue was right on track with the state’s projection for the month. Wholesale tax revenue first covers the local governments’ costs to regulate the industry, the rest goes to the state’s public education fund.

The state has generated more than $12.5 million in taxes from the marijuana industry through its first three months since recreational sales started July 1.

The state’s budget projected the marijuana

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