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Medical marijuana provider sues Billings over zoning ban

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Jason Smith, co-owner Montana Advanced Caregivers, in February 2016. The owners of a medical marijuana provider business, as well as one of their patients, is suing the city of Billings over its ban on dispensaries within city limits. Rich Abromeit , co-owner of Montana Advanced Caregivers, and Nancy Moore are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in district court …

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Ready, set, grow: SU picks medical marijuana business vendor

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Southern University on Friday selected Advanced Biomedics of Lafayette to operate its medical marijuana business. The other finalists were Med Louisiana of Lafayette and Southern Roots Therapeutics of Baton Rouge. A Southern University review committee had recommended Med Louisiana as operator of the school’s medical marijuana business. Southern’s board of supervisors reviewed the offers from the three finalists at a …

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Advocates, Regulators Discuss Future Of Medical Marijuana In Arkansas

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Talk show host Montel Williams speaks to the crowd at the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association symposium Wednesday. Potential operators of medical marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries came together at a half-day symposium in Little Rock Wednesday to discuss their expectations of what the new industry will be like. Among the attendees was TV host Montel Williams, who gave the keynote …

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Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP

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There’s currently a lot of roadblocks to researching medical marijuana – and a growing number of people in Congress want that to change. Some Utah residents are working overtime to get medical marijuana on the state’s ballot next year. They seem to have just gotten a surprising new Republican ally in their effort – Senator Orrin Hatch. The state’s senior …

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Black farmer sues to block Florida from issuing set-aside medical marijuana license

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An African American farmer out of Panama City is suing the state to block the issuance of a medical marijuana license set aside for minorities on the grounds that a new law cut him out of the deal. Columbus Smith, 79, says he can’t bid on the Florida Department of Health’s cultivation license reserved for members of the Florida chapter …

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St. Lucie County man says he was arrested for possession, despite having medical cannabis ID card

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Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, this story has been updated to reflect the following: The suspect, David Oliver, was witnessed and videotaped by police handing a small plastic bag containing marijuana to another person. The buyer was stopped and admitted to …

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Police see uptick in local medical marijuana shipments

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(Photo: CapturedNuance / Getty Images/iStockphoto) LANCASTER – Police recommend if you receive a strange package at home that you didn’t order from a seller you don’t recognize, don’t open it. The Major Crimes Unit has seen two recent shipments of medical marijuana from Colorado in Fairfield County. An unexpected delivery Friday to a house Pickerington contained medical marijuana. A Fairfield …

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Judge Dismisses Challenge to Kentucky Medical Marijuana Ban

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Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp – the fibers of the …