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Senators ponder medical marijuana

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LINCOLN — As expected, a legislative committee on Friday advanced a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee advanced Legislative Bill 622, sponsored and prioritized by State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, 6-1. The bill is sure to be controversial when it reaches the floor. It also faces opposition from Gov. Pete Ricketts, who was against …

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Hickenlooper signs bill extending some recreational marijuana rules to medical pot industry

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Copyright Getty Images DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed a bill that will extend several of the rules for the state’s retail marijuana operators on to medical marijuana licensees and manufacturers. House Bill 1034 passed the Senate unanimously after passing the House by a 63-1 vote in early February. The bill affects several changes aimed at helping …

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Bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska will head to Legislature floor

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LINCOLN — As expected, a legislative committee on Friday advanced a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee advanced Legislative Bill 622, sponsored and prioritized by State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, 6-1. The bill is sure to be controversial when it reaches the floor. It also faces opposition from Gov. Pete Ricketts, who was against …

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House committee OK’s compromise to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law

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Hyosub Shin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jim “J-Bo” Wages holds a bottle of cannabis oil for her daughter Sydney at their home in Dallas on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The family was among the very first to receive permission from Georgia to use low-dose cannabis oil without fear of prosecution. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM A compromise to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law …

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Appeals court upholds limits before PTSD patients can access medical marijuana

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The state Court of Appeals on March 16 upheld the limits enacted by the Arizona Department of Health Services on when doctors can recommend marijuana to patients with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Appellate Judge Samuel Thumma, writing for the unanimous court, rejected arguments by the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association that it was illegal for Will Humble, then the director of the …

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Eastlake moves forward with medical marijuana plans, residents divided

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Copyright Getty Images EASTLAKE, Ohio – From community center to marijuana manufacturer? Eastlake City Council unanimously approved the sale of the city’s old JFK Senior Center for a potential 50-thousand square foot medical marijuana cultivation center. Katie Bitonti told News 5 she would have a front row seat to the greenhouse. "We are pretty close," she said. Bitonti lives in …

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Medical cannabis delays hurt patients

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It has now been four years since Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation to establish the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission in Maryland. It has been, without question, the slowest rollout of a medical cannabis program by any of the 26 states that have legalized medical cannabis. Since it was established and voted on by the General Assembly , the …