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AP Health Issues

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

Patients who say pot helped them drop painkillers intrigue lawmakers, embolden advocates
Published: 04/26/16

Iowa House fails to advance bill on medical marijuana

A bill that would have expanded Iowa's medical marijuana law has failed in the Republican-controlled House
Published: 04/26/16

State Supreme Court delays enforcement of medical pot ruling

The Montana Supreme Court will delay enforcement of the severe medical marijuana restrictions it upheld until Aug. 31
Published: 04/26/16

Hawaii lawmakers mull bill to clarify medical cannabis rules

With less than a week to go before Hawaii is scheduled to announce the names of the state's first medical marijuana dispensary owners, lawmakers are considering a bill to clarify gaps in the dispensary law passed last year
Published: 04/26/16

More people accessing mental health services in New Mexico

The number of people accessing behavioral health care services in New Mexico is growing, climbing almost 5 percent over a one-year period
Published: 04/25/16

Arkansas AG approves wording of marijuana proposal

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot
Published: 04/25/16

Feds issue new standards for Medicaid insurance plans

The rules issued Monday deal with private insurers operating as middlemen in 39 states
Published: 04/25/16

Colorado vaccine database proposal fails in legislature

Colorado won't be starting a database this year to track kids who have not been vaccinated
Published: 04/25/16

Double transplant in Stanford gives women new organs

A rare "domino" transplant in Stanford has provided new organs to two women
Published: 04/25/16

Analysis: Can't do taxes? Lawmakers weigh fees to fill gaps

Prohibitions against considering taxes in the current legislative session haven't slowed all efforts to raise revenue to patch together next year's budget
Published: 04/25/16