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Penn Township holds meeting on proposed medical marijuana facility

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One of the forms permissible under Pennsylvania’s nascent medical marijuana program, cannabidiol vapor products are displayed June 17, 2016, during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. (Getty Images) About forty Penn Township residents braved the sleet and rain Monday evening to attend a special meeting at the township’s offices regarding …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries asked to stay put

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On a 5-4 vote Monday, the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs approved legislation which says that those who were the first to open marijuana stores following the 2010 voter approval of Proposition 203 cannot move outside the areas where they first set up shop. So if they agreed to serve the San Manuel area, they would be …

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This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

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Many people with multiple sclerosis are turning to medical marijuana to ease their symptoms. For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― available treatments often fall woefully short. There’s currently no cure for MS, and frequently prescribed immunosuppressant drugs such as corticosteroids aren’t always effective in …

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Medical marijuana rules to be considered in delayed bill

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A highly anticipated comprehensive medical marijuana bill did not make Monday’s deadline for being introduced, so it will instead be filed as a delayed bill, according to North Dakota’s Senate majority leader. The 82-page bill is still being finalized and needs to be reviewed by the attorney general’s office and the North Dakota Department of Health. “We’re going to get …

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Florida health rules on medical marijuana bolsters the heavily regulated status quo

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When Florida voters passed Amendment 2 with a 71 percent approval rate last November, they thought they were getting a widened medical marijuana marketplace that a large new swath of patients could access with less regulatory interference. But the first set of new regulations proposed Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health would reinforce the preexisting regulatory structure, which allowed …

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Tittl, LeMahieu talk medical marijuana

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(Photo: Devin LeMahieu photo) MANITOWOC – A listening session hosted by State Rep. Paul Tittl, R-Manitowoc, and Republican State Sen. Devin LeMahieu Monday was dominated by talks of legalizing medical marijuana. Out of the 25 attendees to Monday’s listening session, nine people voiced their support of legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Many cited mental health issues they believed would …

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Colorado Supreme Court rules in medical marijuana case

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A four-year dispute over medical marijuana seized by police in Colorado Springs has come to an end. The Colorado Supreme Court says police don’t have to return marijuana plants to a man acquitted of marijuana-related drug crimes. Colorado police can resume destroying marijuana seized in a criminal investigation. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court issued …

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Health Group Undermines Future Use Of Medical Marijuana In Utah

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Medical marijuana pouring out of a prescription. (Shutterstock/Atomazul) The largest advocacy group representing medical professionals in Utah is launching a crusade against medical marijuana, arguing there is no evidence it has medicinal value. The Utah Medical Association is lobbying lawmakers in the state to reject any classification of marijuana as “medical” in future laws, claiming there is little scientific research …