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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Cannabis ambassador’ joins group of 43 operators looking for coveted license to legally sell marijuana in New York

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Handout Josh Stanley, self-proclaimed “cannabis ambassador,” is pushing hard for a coveted license to sell medical marijuana in New York. Josh Stanley, self-proclaimed “cannabis ambassador,” is pushing hard for a coveted license to sell medical marijuana in New York. But he carries some baggage: the state of Colorado charged a weed company he used to own with not keeping track …

Is Israel’s Medical Marijuana Leader Coming to America?

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Israel’s leading producer of medical marijuana is joining a local group vying for a coveted license to distribute the drug in New York State. Tikun Olam, which serves about a third of Israeli medical marijuana patients, has joined forces with the Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY) in hopes of winning one of five licenses. If the state grants …

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Former ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ vying for state medical marijuana deal

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A former “Wolf of Wall Street” has his eyes on another pot of gold. Dean Petkanas’ new company is among the 43 entities vying for one of five lucrative medical-marijuana licenses in New York state — an eclectic group that includes a hospital group whose boss previously worked for an ex-governor, and two nursing-home operators who run a facility at …

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A doctor’s view of medical marijuana

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David Zalubowski/The Associated Press As a primary care provider, I’m used to seeing medical trends emerge. Right now, I’m paying close attention to the debate over marijuana legalization. Colorado launched legal recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1, 2014. Last month, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that Colorado health care providers have experienced “unexpected health effects” from the …

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Numerous Legal Issues Surround Medical Marijuana

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The U.S. legal system is slowly addressing the legal implications of nearly half of the states having enacted medical marijuana legislation. The wording of state legislation is not uniform and consequently generalizations are difficult. Medical marijuana will continue to be a significant area of developing law. This comment briefly notes in general terms 20 unfolding legal issues among many. It …

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Parents plead for legalized medical marijuana in ND; attorney general opposes bill

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Tracy Vearrier, 37, of Bismarck, N.D., holds the hand of his 12-year-old daughter, Paige, as he speaks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at the state Capitol about his support for a bill that would legalize medicinal marijuana in North Dakota, which he hopes will alleviate the frequent seizures Paige experiences. “We do not ask for a medication to make …

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YC-Backed Meadow ‘Ubered’ Over A Doctor To Give Me A Medical Marijuana Evaluation

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At around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, I went to a website called CannabisMD on my phone, filled out my street address into a form and snapped a photo of my California state driver’s license. About 5 to 10 minutes later, I got a text saying that a doctor was on their way. I hopped on my bike and headed southwest on …