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Sen. Positive Nelson Wants to Bring Medical Cannabis to the Virgin Islands

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(fallbrook/iStock) A senator in the US Virgin Islands is trying to bring medical marijuana to the islands. Sen. Terrance “Positive” Nelson announced Thursday that he has submitted a medical marijuana legalization bill to the Legislature, according to the Virgin Island Consortium , which reports that the move has broad support in the US territory. It’s the second time Nelson has …

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As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

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The American Legion has joined the crusade to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana. (Randall Benton / TNS) Trump administration’s attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increasingly confronting an even more politically potent adversary: military veterans. Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely on …

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Will Pa.’s medical marijuana industry get mired in legal battles?

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Pennsylvania’s nascent medical marijuana industry has entered a new phase, one that could be dominated by legal wrangling as investors challenge the state’s highly competitive–and secretive–permit process. Last month, the Department of Health awarded 27 permits for dispensaries and another 12 for grow facilities based on scores handed down by a panel whose composition remains a mystery. That left 418 …

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Hawaii mother gives 8-year-old daughter medical marijuana for her severe epilepsy

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MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – After school, 8-year-old MJ loves taking water balloons and popping them in them in the backyard. Just feet away, her mother, Jari Sugano, grows marijuana plants. She uses the medical cannabis to treat MJ’s symptoms for a severe form of epilepsy. Over the years, she’s used different varieties including ‘purple indica.’ Right now, her plants aren’t …

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Medical marijuana facility to go into East Liverpool

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Among those vying for one of 24 licenses available in Ohio to cultivate medical marijuana is a company planning to utilize the former Ferro Corporation building for just such an operation. Mayor Ryan Stovall and Rebecca Myers, founder and CEO of FarmaceuticalRX made the announcement Tuesday, saying the company would be headquartered in the city, cultivating and …

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Five applicants, two from Licking County, seek to grow medical marijuana in Johnstown

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Buy Photo JOHNSTOWN – The owner of a botanical oil extraction business in Johnstown and a Pataskala man who wants to help cancer patients represent two of Ohio’s applicants for medical marijuana cultivator licenses. The two Licking Countians, along with three from Franklin County, want to establish marijuana growing operations in Johnstown, which has welcomed the business of companies in …