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AP Health Issues

Killer of 3-year-old seeks mercy from Ohio parole board

Killer of 3-year-old seeks mercy from Ohio parole board

The Ohio Parole Board has heard arguments for and against mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter
Published: 12/02/16

Minnesota OKs using medical marijuana for PTSD

Minnesota is adding post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana under the state program
Published: 12/01/16

Maricopa attorney: Trump should end marijuana 'charade'

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he expects President-elect Donald Trump's administration to put an end to "the charade" of marijuana legalization laws
Published: 12/01/16
Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana?

Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana?

New laws legalizing recreational marijuana allow employers to continue drug testing and zero-tolerance policies
Published: 12/01/16

Ridgefield Park authorizes medical marijuana at schools

A New Jersey town's school board has adopted a medical marijuana policy that falls in line with recent legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie
Published: 12/01/16

Attorneys urge state to change classification of marijuana

Two Newark attorneys say it's inconsistent for New Jersey to have a medical marijuana program and still classify the drug among the most dangerous
Published: 12/01/16
Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

A new poll finds that only about one in four Americans wants President-elect Donald Trump and the new Republican Congress to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law
Published: 12/01/16

House plan would curb municipal retirees health care costs

A new plan in the Michigan Legislature takes aim at the cost of providing health care to retired municipal workers and prohibits the benefits from being a negotiated subject in future labor contracts
Published: 12/01/16

Arkansas agency begins drafting medical marijuana rules

Labels for medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include details on their laboratory analysis, dosage and warnings under a draft of rules being prepared for the launch of the first medical pot program in the Bible Belt
Published: 12/01/16
The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up

The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up

California's marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers along rural roads and chain-store like outlets in Los Angeles
Published: 11/30/16