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One Simple Change To The Tax Code And The Price Of Medical Marijuana Will Drop

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A legitimate state medical-marijuana business can effectively pay more than twice the taxes of a business in any other industry. Credit: Shutterstock Recently, a father told me about his young son’s grim diagnosis: His 5-year-old boy had cancer. These are the words no parent ever wants to hear. The boy’s chances of survival were good, but doctors were concerned about …

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Should businesses be cracking down on medical marijuana?

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Facebook has pulled a state House candidate’s pro-marijuana ad, and Wells Fargo has told a pro-medical marijuana agriculture commissioner candidate to take her business elsewhere. (File photo / The Morning Call) Wells Fargo took the unusual step of telling a political candidate she had to take her campaign account elsewhere. The reason was her support of the medical marijuana industry …

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Excitement surrounds Oklahoma medical marijuana licensing

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma is just days away from allowing medical marijuana patients and businesses to submit licensing applications. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority will begin accepting online applications as part of the ongoing implementation of State Question 788, which was approved by voters at the ballot box in June. On Monday, the marijuana authority announced …

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Bowie Native Becomes Maryland’s Youngest Medical Cannabis Dispensary Owner

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Bowie Native Becomes MD’s Youngest Cannabis Dispensary Owner The youngest woman to own an medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland is about to open up shop. News4’s Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published 2 hours ago) The youngest woman to own an medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland is about to open up shop. After graduating from college, Hope Wiseman saw an opportunity in …

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Councilors embrace medical marijuana ordinance

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Medical marijuana A proposed ordinance that establishes zoning requirements and licensing fees for medical marijuana-related businesses won unanimous support from city councilors after hearing both positive and negative comments from residents. Deputy City Attorney Mathew Beese said the proposed ordinance closely tracks what state law provides, citing concerns about legal challenges of any provisions that are more restrictive. Beese said …

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A Candidate Backs Medical Marijuana, and Wells Fargo Closes Her Account

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Wells Fargo closed the campaign account of Nikki Fried, a candidate for agriculture commissioner in Florida who supports expanded access to medical marijuana, after inquiring about her donors. Nikki Fried, a Democrat running for agriculture commissioner in Florida, has made no secret of her support for medical marijuana. Further expansion of the state’s program is the highest priority on her …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries find eager patients, growing pains in Harford County

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Sisters Julie Donovan, 59, left, and Beth MacLeod, 56, are opening a medical marijuana dispensary called Four Green Fields in Harford County. They are standing behind the counter where cannibas will be stored in locked carts. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun) Julie Donovan and Beth MacLeod are about to do something they never in their “wildest dreams” expected: open a …

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Wells Fargo closes campaign account because of candidate’s medical-marijuana ties

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Wells Fargo terminated the official campaign account of Nicole “Nikki” Fried after the banking giant discovered Fried has a “political platform … advocating for expanded patient access to medical marijuana” and she had “funds received from lobbyists from the medical marijuana industry,” according to correspondence that was with Wells Fargo and was provided by the campaign. The campaign received a …