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MaryJane Sarvis, an artist in Shaftsbury, Vt., weaned herself from the opioid painkillers she was prescribed for chronic nerve pain. "I felt tired all the time and I was still in pain," she says. Marijuana works better for her, but costs $200 per month out-of-pocket. Emily Corwin/VPR hide caption

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The High Cost Of Medical Marijuana Causes Pain In Vermont

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Celebrations that include loud fireworks often terrify dogs. Though there's not yet much science to confirm it, some veterinarians and pet owners say CBD, an extract of hemp or marijuana, can ease a pet's fear. Francisco Goncalves/Getty hide caption

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Researchers have found marijuana metabolites in the urine of babies who were exposed to adult marijuana use. deux/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Say Parents Shouldn't Smoke Pot Around Kids

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A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on Jun. 22 in Oakland, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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City Of Oakland Considers Ways To Share In Pot Profits

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Lisa Olson, of Mesa, Ariz., uses marijuana to ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Stina Sieg/KJZZ hide caption

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Marijuana's Mainstream Move Triggers Different Kinds Of Family Talks

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In states that made medical marijuana legal, prescriptions for a range of drugs covered by Medicare dropped. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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A strain of high-cannabidiol marijuana is used to create extracts used in experimental epilepsy treatments. GW Pharmaceuticals hide caption

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Marijuana Extract May Help Some Children With Epilepsy, Study Finds

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to a question from Roland Martin, host of TV One's News One Now, during a town hall meeting at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., Richard Burkhart/AP Images for TV One hide caption

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Ohio's proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana is being met with opposition from residents who generally support legalizing pot. iStockphoto hide caption

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Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

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When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana at a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Using chemicals to control bugs or mold is common among commercial cannabis growers. But with no federal oversight, experts are concerned growers may be using dangerous pesticides. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Concern Grows Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

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A marijuana bud displayed in Denver. Don't legalize pot, the pediatricians say, but don't lock teenagers up for using it, either. Seth McConnell/The Denver Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Workplace drug testing for marijuana may need updating in light of changing laws, a case before the Colorado Supreme Court suggests. Kai-Huei Yau/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

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Robert Calkin, the president of the Cannabis Career Institute, spoke at an exhibition called Hempcon held in San Bernardino, Calif., last year Courtesy of Robert Calkin/AP hide caption

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One of three marijuana plants growing in the backyard of a 65-year-old retiree from Pompano Beach, Fla. He grows and smokes his own "happy grass" to alleviate pain. Carline Jean/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

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