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Tampa Bay area governments attempt to ban medical marijuana

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AP file photo ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida voters resoundingly said yes to medical marijuana on Election Day . The measure, known as Amendment 2, was approved by 71.32 percent of voters. “That is a clear mandate that the people wanted this,” said Chris Cano, executive director of Central Florida NORML. Despite that vote, cities in the Tampa Bay area …

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Deputies raid illegal medical marijuana dispensary

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. – An illegal medical marijuana dispensary in Orange Park was shut down after authorities raided the business Tuesday evening, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. For the last few weeks, a business on Kingsley Avenue, near the Orange Park Police Department, had been selling marijuana without a license to people without a prescription, deputies said. Authorities …

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Bullock’s medical marijuana tax opposed by advocates, Republicans; growers undecided

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Courtesy photo Cut-off medical marijuana patients are caught up in state house budgetary jockeying as members of the Republican-controlled Legislature oppose a proposed budget from Gov. Steve Bullock that includes a 6 percent tax on medical marijuana sales. Senate President Scott Sales, R-Bozeman, called Bullock’s proposed budget “grossly irresponsible,” and Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said it is …

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Man turned away from Metro East bank for medical marijuana use

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Darren Steven Miller said the Bank of Edwardsville refused service to him because he is legally allowed to use medical marijuana. Credit: KMOV GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – GRANITE CITY (KMOV.com) – A Metro East man said he was refused service from his bank because he’s a legal medical marijuana user. Darren Steven Miller was one of the first patients …

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3 Grand Rapids-area medical marijuana dispensaries ‘operate illegally’: police

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(Photo: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press) GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Three medical marijuana dispensaries across the Grand Rapids area were searched as police say they’re in violation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act. Each were investigated Monday, Nov. 28, by the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, according to a news release. Police don’t exactly explain how or what aspects of …

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Lawmakers consider tax on medical marijuana

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Gov. Steve Bullock has proposed a 6 percent consumption tax as part of his budget. The tax would bring in about $2.6 million over two years, said the governor’s spokesman, Tim Crowe. Rep. Bradley Hamlett, D-Great Falls, is proposing legislation that would add a 21 percent tax to help pay for drug addiction programs and another 3 percent to subsidize …

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Donald Trump adds another marijuana opponent to his cabinet

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Representative Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during a news conference about the House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg President-elect Donald Trump today named Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, a position that could offer the anti-marijuana legislator more control over medical access …

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When blogging yo! meets medical marijuana

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A few months ago, I received the following message via FB Messenger: Hi Leslie, my name is Frederick (not his real name) and I have a daughter with Angelman Syndrome..I need your help to guide me purchasing CBD+THC for my daughter….we live in London,UK…GOD BLESS YOU !!!! It turned out that Frederick had found my blog via the blog post …