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Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate Floor

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It’s officially “go” time for the Florida Legislature to finally reach an agreement over the future of medical marijuana in Florida. On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Senate’s proposal to regulate medical cannabis, green-lighting the bill with only one “no” vote, from Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. The bill now heads to the full Senate for approval. SB …

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Advocates push for hearings on stalled medical marijuana bills

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0 Texas state Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, is chairman of the House Public Health Committee.JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN (2014) Dr. Robert S. Marks says he routinely faces a dilemma when cancer patients and others dealing with chronic pain broach the topic of marijuana as a treatment option. “You’re in a very tough position between what the law tells you to …

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Basu: New medical cannabis bill is nearly as weak as the first

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Buy Photo April 20 arrived last week with the requisite stoner jokes and, one assumes, related recreational activities. For decades, 420 has been shorthand for smoking marijuana, first as a time of day and then expanding to a calendar date, which is now recognized internationally. While recreational marijuana use has been legalized or decriminalized in nine states and 30 allow …

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Senate medical marijuana plan ready for a floor vote

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Supporters of the Senate plan include Stephani Scruggs, the director of field operations in Florida for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, whose husband suffers from epilepsy. When Stephani Scruggs tried to speak at a Senate committee meeting on medical marijuana last week, her husband suffered an epileptic seizure and was taken away in a wheelchair. This week, she was his voice …

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Branstad ‘likely’ to sign medical cannabis oil expansion into law

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Iowans overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but they don’t support allowing recreational uses, a new Iowa Poll shows. Wochit Buy Photo Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he expects to sign into law an expansion of the state’s medical cannabis oil program, which lawmakers approved Saturday in the final hours of the 2017 legislative session. "Certainly, it’s something I’m …

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Medical marijuana activists give up on new law this year – again. Pin hopes on 2018.

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Advocates for the legalization of medical marijuana in South Carolina said they expect for 2018 to be the year state lawmakers advance legislation that decriminalizes the plant’s use for medicinal purposes. Compassionate SC, a coalition that advocates for a medical marijuana program, held a news conference Tuesday where several legislators stressed that the effort to legalize medical marijuana in the …

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Montana Medical Marijuana Regulations a Vote Away From Governor’s Desk

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers were a vote away Monday from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors. The bill endorsed by the Montana House attempts to regulate the medical marijuana industry after voters last November approved lifting restrictions that severely limited distribution of the drug. The bill must pass a …