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Nearly a year ago, I approached the top editor of Politico Pro with a simple question: Have we ever thought about covering cannabis? After all, the topic is a policy reporter's dream.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Fatima Navarrete, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 1) Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 2)
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.
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Some seniors there now say they are looking for ways to take as few prescription drugs as possible. And many are turning to cannabis as an alternative.
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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Cannabis in Israel, zoonosis, trends in insurance and more from our Daily Briefing.

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What's an 87-year-old doctor to do when he's banned from performing surgery but still allowed to practice medicine? Prescribe medical marijuana in a dubious clinic.

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Ron Shinkman has worked many gigs in his career, but none perhaps as eye-opening as his experience covering the medical marijuana industry in Southern California. Here's our Q&A with the veteran health business journalist.

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The ouster of a popular medical marijuana dispensary by its San Francisco neighbors signals growing disillusionment with the medical marijuana initiative.

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Got restrictions on your medical board license? A couple of arrests in your past keeping you from landing a good-paying medical job? If you're an MD in California, you might want to consider opening a marijuana clinic.

Sunday in the Record Searchlight, I explored the growing number of these lucrative new medical business models popping up in Redding and the doctors behind the town's three cannabis clinics.

Critics say California's vague medical marijuana laws open the door to unscrupulous doctors looking to make easy cash handing out "'scrips" to whomever wants one.

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