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Medical Marijuana’s Success In Connecticut Brings Renewed Calls For More Growers

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Marijuana flowers are clipped and trimmed in an Advanced Grow Labs grow room. Since opening, AGL has grown from 7 employees to 45 and expanded to 41,000 square feet. AGL is one of four producers licensed by Connecticut to grow medical marijuana. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant) By patient count alone, Connecticut’s medical marijuana program has been an unqualified success. …

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Cover Story: When will Tennessee legalize medical marijuana? – Memphis Business Journal

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“I’m committed to the proposition that cannabis is a medication. And I’m committed to the proposition that it can be substituted for medications that are much more dangerous.” So began State Sen. Steven Dickerson ’s (R-Nashville) remarks about Senate Bill 1710, the Medical Cannabis Only Act before the State Senate Judiciary Committee on April 3. Not only is Dickerson a …

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6 Myths & Misconceptions About Medical Marijuana

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We’re currently in the middle of a cannabis revolution. Slowly but surely the plant—which was once dispensed at U.S. pharmacies and used as a legitimate medicine as recently as the 1930s—has fought its way back into a positive light after years of being maligned as a dangerous, corrupting influence. State by state we are joining the long list of countries …

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Does medical marijuana decrease opioid use or boost it?

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Types of marijuana sit on display at a dispensary in Oakland. (Mathew Sumner/AP) On Thursday, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted its support for the first marijuana-based drug, a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy in children. As a cannabis-derived medicine moves closer to full FDA approval, some people think marijuana has that potential …

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Independent growers may supply UT with medical marijuana

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(KUTV)- A new law passed last session allows terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana, but lawmakers didn’t explicitly design how the product will be grown. Now, the Department of Agriculture and Food is trying to figure that out. The department held a public comment sessions about the three new cannabis laws on Thursday. The three laws involve regulations on …