Diagnosis and treatment

FILE - This file photo from Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, shows John Flickner, 78, holding his medical marijuana vaporizer inside a Niagara Falls, N.Y., homeless shelter. Although he has a prescription, the wheelchair-bound Flickner was evicted from a federally subsidized housing facility that has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, highlighting the conflict between state and federal marijuana rules. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:24 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana for pain said Tuesday that the conflicting state and federal pot laws that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care. "The federal government has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, a police officer shows buds of marijuana before a news conference Bangkok, Thailand. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, New Zealand's government passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:32 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Tuesday passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time. The legislation will also allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, Sarah Hyland arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland details her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it “spreads awareness of organ donation” and “brings a sense of support” to the chronically ill. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 4:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland detailed her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it "spreads...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, Mel B arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 13 Finale Show red carpet in Los Angeles. Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand. Brown said Monday, Dec. 10, she needed three hours of surgery to repair damage to her hand. She also said she suffered two broken ribs. She posted a photograph on Instagram and thanked doctors and nurses for their “wonderful” work but did not explain how the accident occurred. Brown cancelled a book signing event in New York and apologized to fans who had bought tickets. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand. Brown said online Monday she needed three hours of surgery to repair damage to her hand. She also said she suffered two broken ribs. She posted a...
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John Flickner, 78, holds his medical marijuana vaporizer inside a Niagara Falls, N.Y., homeless shelter, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Although he has a prescription, the wheelchair-bound Flickner was evicted from a federally subsidized housing facility that has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, highlighting the conflict between state and federal marijuana rules. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
December 07, 2018 - 6:54 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. John Flickner was staying at a Niagara Falls shelter...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015, file photo, store manager Stephanie Hunt poses for photos with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, an Altria brand, at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. Altria is diving into the Canadian cannabis market with a $2.4 billion investment in Toronto-based medical and recreational marijuana provider Cronos Group. The investment from Altria Group Inc., would give it about 45 percent ownership of Cronos. Altria will also pay another $1.4 billion for warrants of Cronos Group that if exercised, would give the Altria a 55 percent majority ownership of Cronos. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday. The agreement includes a...
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The 2018 Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine Tasuko Honjo attends a press conference with James P. Allison at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Dec. 6, 2018. (Janerik Henriksson/TT via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 3:16 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated. James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at...
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Letesha Case holds her daughter Aurora Case, 2, as they sit next to their sign Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a new voter-approved medical-marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon church but sparked a backlash from advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 06, 2018 - 1:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and interference involving a process that lead to the gutting of a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit...
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FILE- This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo shows a marijuana plant in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Curiosity from one the world's largest tobacco companies about the marijuana business sent shares of a Canadian cannabis company higher at the opening bell Tuesday, Dec. 4. Cronos Group confirmed talks late Monday with Marlboro maker Altria about a possible investment. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
December 04, 2018 - 8:06 pm
The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace. Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big company to show interest in marijuana. Late Monday, Canadian medical marijuana company Cronos Group Inc...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager holds a cannabis sample in Oakland, Calif. Utah lawmakers are expected to meet Monday, Dec. 3, and pass changes to a voter-approved ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana, a plan that was announced as a broad compromise but has since generated backlash. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 04, 2018 - 8:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Patients can use medical marijuana legally in conservative Utah after a compromise agreement was signed into law despite concerns from advocates that it's too restrictive, but they likely won't be able to buy it legally in-state until at least 2020, officials said Tuesday. The...
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