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Arrest of medical marijuana patient on campus illegal, court rules

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(Deposit Photos/Uros Poteko) Medical marijuana patients are free to have their drug on college and university campuses without having to fear arrest, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The justices said the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act gave those who have certain medical conditions permission to obtain up to 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana every two weeks. That initiative also …

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Health department preparing plan in case voters approve medical marijuana measure

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Marijuana OKLAHOMA CITY – In a month, Oklahoma residents will head to the polls to decide the fate of a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana. On June 26, Oklahoma voters will head to the polls to vote on State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana for some patients. Under the state question, a person 18 years or …

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New Jersey Faces Medical Marijuana Shortages as Program Expands

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New Jersey’s medical marijuana program is blowing up. On the heels of some significant changes to the state’s laws earlier this year, there’s been an explosion of new patients joining the program. Now, shops are struggling to keep up with demand. As New Jersey faces medical marijuana shortages as the program expands, patients are finding themselves left in the lurch. …

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Medical marijuana expansion could be steppingstone to recreational legalization in New York

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New York’s medical marijuana businesses are looking to the possibility of recreational use being approved by the state. Aug. 19, 2016 Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Pioneers of New York’s medical marijuana program are expressing cautious excitement over the prospect of adult use legalization. “This industry is probably the fastest moving industry there is right now,” said Jeremy …

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Ohio medical marijuana dispensary license awards delayed

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COLUMBUS — The expected announcement of medical marijuana dispensary licenses was delayed Wednesday by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The board was set to hold a special meeting Wednesday to announce the license awards, part of the bureaucratic process the state is undergoing before medical marijuana is legally sold Sept. 8. But the board announced Tuesday that the meeting had …

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Medical marijuana OK on college campuses, Arizona Supreme Court rules

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The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that the state can’t criminally charge public college students for having and using marijuana on campus if they have a medical marijuana card. An appellate court decision last year said the state violated the Arizona Constitution when it passed a law in 2012 creating a felony charge for cardholders who possess or use marijuana …

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Judge Presses Pause on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Research Plans

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(gevende/iStock) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge put a hold on plans to implement the research provision of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law Tuesday, siding with dispensaries and growers who challenged the Health Department’s approach. Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough issued a preliminary injunction that halted the agency’s regulations pertaining to handing out additional licenses to growers and dispensaries that partner …

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Medical marijuana: Former Vireo Health officer wants smuggling case tossed, new details

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a study to look at the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana in New York. Cuomo’s proposal was part of his state budget address on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau Buy Photo A former Vireo Health executive accused of smuggling medical marijuana into New York asked a court to toss …