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Roadside drug testing won’t be random, won’t target medical marijuana, police say

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ANN ARBOR, MI – No, police say, they aren’t randomly selecting drivers to try out their new roadside drug testing pilot program. They aren’t targeting medical marijuana users either, just trying to make sure they aren’t driving impaired. Those were two points law enforcement officials attempted to convey during the latest session of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office community education …

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Freetown hears proposal for medical marijuana dispensary

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FREETOWN — Representatives from two medical marijuana dispensaries came together Tuesday to present an official proposal to the town. “Our patients don’t fit the stereotypes or misconceptions. Every patient first visits their doctors. They then come to our dispensary with specific conditions to resolve. These conditions usually deal with pain,” said Jacques Santucci, one of the founders of Wellness Connection, …

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Sarasota OKs zoning changes to allow medical marijuana dispensaries

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Cannabis operations would be allowed in the city’s downtown core SARASOTA — Concerned that state legislation has preempted their ability to regulate medicinal marijuana dispensaries, Sarasota city commissioners have approved a plan to change zoning codes, paving the way for those prescribed the drug to obtain it locally. Commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously approved changing the zoning codes in four …

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Illinois Pain Patients Must Have Medical Marijuana Access, Judge Rules

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An Illinois judge overturned the decision of Dr. Nirav Shah (above), director of the State Department of Health, who had twice rejected intractable pain as a qualifying condition. (Mike Groll/AP) A Cook County judge has ordered the Illinois State Department of Health to add intractable pain to the department’s list of conditions that allow patients legal access to medical cannabis. …

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AJC poll: Georgians back medical marijuana expansion

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Bottles of medical marijuana that Janea Cox uses to treat her daughter Haleigh, 7, at their home in Forsyth, Ga., on Feb. 17, 2017. Haleigh suffers from Lennox Gastaux Syndrome, a form of severe epilepsy. Georgia’s medical marijuana law, authored by State Rep. Allen Peake, bears her name. Haleigh’s Hope Act legalizes the possession of cannabis oil for people suffering …

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The best border wall is a legal marijuana market

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The US is currently facing a government shutdown because Donald Trump is insisting any spending bill must fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall, which would cost as much as $18 billion . Bound up in symbolism about the racial purity of the United States, the wall has been sold as a way to prevent both illegal immigration and …

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Will Congress help or hurt medical marijuana?

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Should marijuana be rescheduled? Since President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded the Cole Memo on Jan. 4 , legal marijuana industries in states like Colorado have been thrown into uncertainty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in his new guidance, basically said that federal prosecutors ought to exercise ordinary discretion when it comes to marijuana-related activities, prioritizing crimes that involve distribution to …

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Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Introduced in Kentucky

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Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state’s addiction woes from opioid painkillers. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at a state Capitol event last week to promote a medical marijuana legalization bill introduced in the state House. Advocates included Eric Crawford, who had a plastic bag …