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Cannabis greenhouse for medical marijuana (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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5th New Jersey facility can start growing medical marijuana

A fifth facility has been given permission to start growing medical marijuana in New Jersey.

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FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses, says study

Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits.

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Gov. Baker OKs waiver for Massachusetts’ 1st pot dispensary

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday issued a one-time, temporary waiver aimed at helping the state's first marijuana dispensary begin selling pot for medicinal purposes.

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PTSD sufferers should have medical pot access, says NJ lawmaker

Under New Jersey's medical marijuana program, considered by many to be the strictest in the nation, those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are not eligible to receive cannabis. Some Garden State lawmakers are seeking to change the law.

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FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 13, 2015, marijuana plants at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Monitoring legal pot – How do we know if it works?

Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state this week for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

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Marijuana plant.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Marijuana plant. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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Christie maintains stance on marijuana laws

On Sunday's edition of CBS' "Face the Nation" Gov. Chris Christie repeated that if he were president he would enforce federal marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington where recreational use of the drug is legal under state law. Christie has never said he would do same in states where medical marijuana use is legal, but as Commander-in-Chief he would certainly have that option.

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Cannabis greenhouse for medical marijuana (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Medical marijuana – Criticizing the cost of cannabis in New Jersey

New Jersey's medical marijuana system is once again being criticized - this time for costs.

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) on the CNN special "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution"
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) on the CNN special "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution" (CNN)
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Booker blasts ‘pot hypocrisy’ in CNN document

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D)  blasts the "pot hypocrisy" of the country's drug laws in a CNN document about marijuana legalization.

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Assembly votes to rebuke Christie over medical marijuana

The New Jersey Assembly is rebuking the Christie administration's handling of the state's medical marijuana program.

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Governor Chris Christie joins Daytop President and CEO Jim Curtin announcing a new outpatient facility in Manahawkin
Governor Chris Christie joins Daytop President and CEO Jim Curtin announcing a new outpatient facility in Manahawkin (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie says tax revenue from legal marijuana sales is ‘blood money’

Gov. Chris Christie is reiterating his opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational use and says tax revenue from the sale of the drug amounts to "blood money."

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