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Mobile clinics in Illinois connect hopeful marijuana patients with doctors

Medical marijuana has been available in Illinois for about 18 months. But many people around the state, particularly in Southern Illinois, say they can’t find a doctor in their area to help them. A few groups have found a way to change that – they’re now bringing doctors directly to the patients with qualifying conditions.

New York veterans push for medical marijuana to treat PTSD

The Council of Veterans Organizations has lined up behind a proposal in the state Legislature that would add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for patients in the state’s tightly regulated medical marijuana program. PTSD – a condition not limited to the veteran population – was treatable with medical marijuana in at least 23 states as of last year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Pro-pot arguments fly higher with likely voters

Four states legalized recreational marijuana in November, nearly doubling the number of states where recreational pot is legal. As more states consider joining them, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. But which of these arguments resonate most strongly with Americans? It’s the arguments that support legalization, according to a new study co-authored by Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor of communication in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.