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John Morgan after medical marijuana legislation dies: Ben Pollara ‘f*cked’ the patients

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The headline writers had an easy job Friday night after the Florida Legislature failed to agree on rules to enact the medical marijuana amendment supported by 71 percent of Florida voters last November. “Medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke,” blared the Tallahassee Democrat . “Up in smoke: Legislature can’t agree on medical marijuana,” read the Associated Press . In …

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Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux

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Gov. Nathan Deal has largely cleared his desk of contentious bills, including a new law allowing permit-holders to carry concealed firearms on public college campuses he signed on Thursday. But Deal still has several days to consider remaining bills before Tuesday’s deadline for his signature or veto. Any legislation that Deal doesn’t act on within 40 days of adjournment by …

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Hawaii Denies Gun Permits to Medical Marijuana Patients

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Oregon Cannabis Connection Hawaii is discriminating against cannabis users that own guns. They have openly stated that people registered in their medical cannabis program cannot obtain a permit to legally acquire guns in the island state. Hawaii issues annual permits to acquire an unlimited number of longarms (rifles and shotguns), while single-use permits are issued to acquire some specific types …

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Say Goodbye to Medical Marijuana ID Cards

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If state officials have their way, the California Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) program will disappear. The cards are not mentioned in recent proposed state regulations for the medical pot industry , and legislation put forth by the office of Gov. Jerry Brown would end the documents. "There is currently a legislative proposal that would delete the requirement for state-issued …

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New York’s medical marijuana program suffers as it struggles to grow its number of participating doctors

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The Health Department did not publish the names of registered medical practitioners until Friday, which made it harder for patients to get certified, advocates said. ALBANY — New York’s medical marijuana program needs doctors to cure what’s ailing it. Nearly 16 months after the state launched its tightly controlled medical marijuana program , less than 1,000 medical practitioners have registered …

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Trump indicates where he stands on medical marijuana

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Unable to play video. Neither flash nor html5 is supported! ​​​​​President Donald Trump issued his first statement on medical marijuana since he took office. Trump on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September 30. The congressionally approved bill includes a rider — the Rohrabacher – Blumenauer Amendment — that disallows …

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Medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke

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Buy Photo Unable to bridge a gap over how many marijuana dispensaries the state should have, Florida lawmakers Friday failed to pass legislation that would have created a framework to carry out a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for wide variety of patients. Implementation of the voter-approved amendment now rests in the hands of state health officials, who have been …

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Medical marijuana company wants to invest millions into Bay County

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The Bangor Township Board of Trustees is set to discuss a medical marijuana resolution at its meeting Tuesday, May 9. BANGOR TOWNSHIP, MI — A medical marijuana company has approached Bangor Township about investing $21 million to purchase and convert an old factory building into a grow and distribution facility. But before the controversial industry comes to town, the township’s …