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We got into medical marijuana to help people. Now we’re under siege.

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Marijuana is seen for sale at a medical-marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif, on Jan. 1. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Amy Weiss is a sweat-equity partner in a group that has a license to grow and process medical marijuana in Pittsburgh. Lou Weiss, her husband, is a carpet salesman. We’re deeply unhip 60-year-olds. One of us, Lou, has never smoked pot in his …

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Portage Planning Commission recommends medical marijuana facilities zoning ordinance

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Medical marijuana(File | MLive.com) PORTAGE, MI -Portage’s proposed medical marijuana facilities ordinance dealing with zoning is in the hands of the Portage City Council . The Portage Planning Commission approved the zoning ordinance regulating five medical marijuana facilities Thursday by a 7-0 vote, and sent it to the council, which may begin discussing it next Tuesday. The Planning Commission is …

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Chronic pain could be added to list of qualifiers for medical marijuana in Illinois

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – At present, there are 41 conditions that qualify a person for a medical marijuana license in Illinois. On January 15, an Illinois judge ruled to add “intractable” or chronic pain to that list. While that’s not set in stone, the state is appealing the ruling; but others are hoping it stands. Alfonzo Butler, a veteran and avid …

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Raimondo budget seeks dramatic increase of medical marijuana dispensaries

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Changes would add $5.1 million in revenue to state next year, and would add ‘acute pain’ to the list of qualifying medical conditions, making people eligible for temporary medical marijuana cards after things such as dental work, sprained ankles and broken bones. For the second time since she’s been in office, Governor Raimondo is using the budget to propose sweeping …

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens in North Port

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A medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Thursday in North Port. For many people in pain, the grand opening of Surterra Wellness on Tamiami Trail is a long time coming. This could be the closest location for patients who live in areas of Southwest Florida that have banned dispensaries. “It’s just nice to be apart, stay within my community and …

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Medical marijuana zoning ordinance approved

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Medical Marijuana ordinance Ardmroe>> After months of discussion, Lower Merion Board of Commissioners approved its new ordinance governing some of the details as to where and how medical marijuana facilities can be located in the township. Under the ordinances, medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in C1 and C2 commercial areas, the MUST district, portions of the City Avenue District …

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Rep. Bishop introduces medical marijuana research bill

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Rob Bishop has introduced the bipartisan Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act in the House of Representatives. The MEDS Act (H.R. 4825) “is aimed at creating a reasoned and responsible environment where the best minds may be able to analyze and examine something about which we know very little,” according to a statement released by Rep. Bishop’s office …