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Poland is One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis

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The chorus of medical marijuana reformers in Europe is close to adding another vocal supporter, as Poland moved last Thursday to legalize medical cannabis. Poland’s Lower House of Parliament voted 440-2 in favour of legalizing medical marijuana and is now poised to join Germany , Italy , the Czech Republic , and other nations by eliminating the prohibition of cannabis …

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Florida medical marijuana rules need finalization

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CENTRAL FLORIDA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use has until next Monday to finalize medical marijuana rules now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill into law. The law allowing the sale of full-strength medical cannabis under Amendment 2 takes effect Oct. 3. Hernando Bongionni drove from Miami to buy non-euphoric cannabis for his …

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Arkansas to accept medical marijuana card applications

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors. Beginning Friday, the state Medical Marijuana Commission will accept applications from those hoping to grow or supply marijuana, while the Health Department will take applications from those hoping to benefit from …

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More questions than answers as first medical marijuana licensing meeting draws huge crowd

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So just how lucrative is the medical pot business? Apparently plenty, given one man allegedly offered to pay $20,000 a month in bribes to Garden City officials for a dispensary permit and $150,000 to state officials for a grow license. Detroit Free Press Buy Photo LANSING — The first meeting of Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board drew a huge crowd …

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Changes coming for New York’s medical marijuana program

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The state Department of Health is boosting New York’s medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. Related: New York medical marijuana program improving, but will it ever reach full potential? Effective immediately, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can register online and certify patients the same day. Officials say that will help streamline and simplify the registration …

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Maryland regulators want to deny license to medical cannabis firm

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Maryland medical marijuana regulators took steps Monday to deny a license to one of the 15 companies picked to grow the drug, saying there was a "reasonable likelihood" the firm would not properly safeguard the medicine. In voting to tell MaryMed LLC that it would not receive a final license, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission cited concerns about MaryMed LLC’s …

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Pa. defends choice of one medical marijuana grower

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Buy Photo ED HILLE/Staff Photographer Pennsylvania health officials are defending awarding a license to a Scranton-based medical marijuana grower whose Minnesota-based affiliate is under scrutiny. ED HILLE / Staff Photographer HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania health officials are defending their decision to award a coveted medical marijuana grower’s permit to a firm whose affiliate in Minnesota had two former executives charged this …

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Cincinnati moves forward on medical marijuana cultivation

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Ohio legalized medical marijuana in June, 2016, but some communities are moving to ban its cultivation and sale. Wochit (Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI, AFP/Getty Images) Cincinnati took a step toward embracing the medical marijuana industry Friday, breaking with several Ohio communities that have already voted to ban its cultivation and sale. A proposal allowing medical marijuana cultivation and processing in manufacturing …