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Lompoc Man Arrested on Suspicion of Violating Medical Marijuana Rules

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A man was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing and transporting medical marijuana Saturday morning in the Lompoc area after an investigation by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department . Juan Hernandez, 53, of Lompoc, claimed to be making deliveries to residents for a medical marijuana collective, sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Officers were dispatched at about 9:50 a.m. to respond …

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Some religious groups not on board with medical marijuana amendment

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a little more than one month, voters in Florida will have to decide: Should the state legalize medical marijuana? Amendment 2 failed by a thin margin two years ago, but it’s polling well heading into November. Still, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops isn’t quite ready to roll with medicinal pot just yet. Medical marijuana fight …

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Gov. Hutcinson continues to question medical marijuana proposals

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – In a little more than a month Arkansas voters will decide whether medical marijuana will be legal in the state. Those in favor are pushing ahead while the Governor’s Office is pushing right back. Two weeks ago, Governor Hutchinson stood by members of the Arkansas medical community as they explained why smoking marijuana is bad …

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Dispensary applicants discuss medical marijuana industry in Mass.

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Medical marijuana professionals Jane Heatley and Tim Shaw were both prompted to venture into the highly-regulated industry after experiences in which an ill parent was helped greatly by using cannabis as treatment. Now, they both continue to navigate the sometimes tricky and constantly changing landscape of medical marijuana in Massachusetts to bring dispensary operations to fruition. Submitted Cannabis "flower" as …

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State hopes to clear up medical marijuana card backlog by early October

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A few months after all of New Hampshire’s therapeutic cannabis dispensaries opened, some patients are waiting 40 days or more before they receive authorization to use them. A backlog of applications at the Department of Health and Human Services means more than 100 identification cards have been approved but haven’t been issued to patients. “We are chipping away at it,” …

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Retail Marijuana Could Hurt Medical Marijuana

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Could recreational marijuana hurt the medical marijuana community? A new report from GreenWave Advisors believes that legalized retail marijuana will disrupt the emerging medical sector. A customer buys a marijuana joint at a dispensary in Eugene, Oregon on March 22, 2016. Legal marijuana is becoming more and more entrenched in the United States each year, and 2016 looks to be …

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Medical Marijuana Replaces More Dangerous Drugs

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Insys Therapeutics , the Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that recently became the biggest financial supporter of the campaign against marijuana legalization in that state, makes an oral spray that delivers the opioid painkiller fentanyl and plans to market another one that contains dronabinol, a synthetic version of THC. Insys says it gave $500,000 to the main group opposing Arizona’s legalization initiative …

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Doctor subpoenaed in Illinois medical marijuana investigation

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Amy Bottoms holds her daughter Allison Centennial’s hand as Dr. Bodo Schneider takes notes during their appointment Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. File/The State Journal-Register MARION — A southern Illinois doctor who works at a clinic where many patients try to access the state’s medical marijuana program has been subpoenaed in a state and federal investigation. State officials told the Southern …