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Kelly supportive of medical marijuana

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Hide caption TOPEKA (TNS) — Medical marijuana moved closer to legalization in Kansas with the election of Laura Kelly, a supporter who soon will be governor. Kansas is now surrounded on three sides by states with either legalized recreational or medical marijuana use, after Missouri voters approved medical use last Nov. 6. Thirty-two states allow some form of medical marijuana …

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People on both sides of the legalization of medical marijuana speak out

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Governor-elect Laura Kelly has expressed she is for the legalization of medical marijuana. She recently told reporters she senses "some momentum" among lawmakers making it legal, with strict regulations. But it has people on both sides of the issue speaking out. Lorri Smith has Stargardt Disease, causing her to progressively lose her vision. "I’m losing vision …

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Appleton and Outagamie County look to push the state to legalize medical marijuana

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APPLETON – The city’s Board of Health is continuing its efforts to get Appleton on board in pushing the state to legalize medical marijuana. A resolution supporting state legislation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes was unanimously passed on Wednesday. "I believe the city of Appleton should make its voice known to support a change in legislation to allow the …

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Many Iowa doctors hesitate to help patients enroll in new medical marijuana program

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Heather Cooper says after watching her daughter suffer side effects from several meds she takes for epilepsy, she wants to see if medical marijuana with low THC would help. Des Moines Register Buy Photo Many Iowa doctors have qualms about helping patients qualify for the state’s new medical marijuana program, which is set launch Dec. 1. The program’s rules ask …

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A doctor who takes medical marijuana sues for the right to own a gun

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A Philadelphia doctor filed a federal suit Thursday challenging a law that prevents him from owning a firearm because he is also a medical marijuana patient. Matthew Roman, 34, operates a practice in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. He uses cannabis to treat his diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In April, Roman attempted to buy a Smith & Wesson 638 revolver …

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Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensaries could run out of pot to buy

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Marijuana legalization: The Michigan ballot proposal in 60 seconds Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Buy Photo The 40 newly licensed medical marijuana dispensaries around the state are facing a shortage of pot from licensed growers, meaning some may have to shut their doors until spring. Michigan so far has licensed only 12 marijuana growers. From the time of planting to …

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Ohio medical marijuana: ‘Racial quota’ for grow licenses ruled unconstitutional

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How Medical Marijuana is grown at Cresco Labs Albert Cesare, acesare@enquirer.com Buy Photo COLUMBUS – A central Ohio court ruled the state’s "racial quota" for awarding medical marijuana business licenses is unconstitutional. Ohio law requires 15 percent of all licenses to grow, process, test and sell medical marijuana be awarded to businesses owned by a racial minority. The Ohio Department …

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Legal marijuana in Kansas? Incoming governor supports medical use

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Medical marijuana moved closer to legalization in Kansas with the election of Laura Kelly, a supporter who soon will be governor. Kansas is now surrounded on three sides by states with either legalized recreational or medical marijuana use, after Missouri voters approved medical use last Nov. 6 . Thirty-two states allow some form of medical marijuana use. “I think that …