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The waiting game: Why families who need medical marijuana are struggling to get it in PA

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NEW OXFORD, ADAMS CO., PA–Getting legal access to medical marijuana is no easy task in Pennsylvania, and for the Sharrer’s that’s no exception. Angela Sharrer says, “You have to obtain it legally. In order to obtain it legally, you have to be a resident of that state.” Her daughter Annie is 12 years old… She has epileptic seizures and is …

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House panel adds restrictions to medical marijuana bill

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House passes medical marijuana bill, adds restrictions. A plan to implement the state’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment is on its way to the Florida House floor for a vote. The bill, criticized as too restrictive by medical marijuana activists, became even more restrictive in its last committee stop on Monday. Legislators, voting 14-4, kept a limited number of grower/dispensers and …

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Frustrations mount for some doctors, lawmakers as medical marijuana rollout continues in Florida

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On Election Day, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing medicinal marijuana in Florida. Six months later, some supporters are fed up. File photo. (David McNew/Getty Images) David McNew/Getty Images Copyright Getty Images WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – As one of the doctors in Florida that can recommend medical marijuana, Dr. Jonathan Adelberg urges caution to his patients. “I …

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Branstad likely to sign Iowa medical cannabis law

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Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 6, 2007. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo) DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowans, but first he wants to make sure the bill doesn’t have unintended consequences that would allow recreational use of …

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California Set To Harmonize Recreational And Medical Marijuana Laws

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With passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“ MCRSA ”) in 2015, California took a huge step towards comprehensively regulating its medical cannabis industry after more than 20 years of little to no such state government oversight under Proposition 215 . Under the MCRSA, California medical cannabis businesses can expect a bevy of regulations spanning packaging and …

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Ruth: Legislature ignores will of voters on medical marijuana

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With the arrival of every election cycle, Tallahassee gets the hand-wringing vapors over the evildoing prospect of — cue The Phantom of the Opera theme — voter fraud! Oh, let’s throw in one more exclamation mark for dramatic effect — ! By the Florida Legislature’s reckoning, there are all manner of brigands lurking behind every voting booth to cause widespread …

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Say NO To Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids

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Since 2014, the Department of Justice has been prohibited from using taxpayers’ funds to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states that regulate its medical use. But that could all change this week as Congress decides how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year. At issue is a provision known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which maintains …