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Washington, D.C. Lawmaker Wants to Remove All Barriers to Medical Marijuana Access

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Recreational cannabis use is legal in Washington, D.C., but thanks to the District’s lack of statehood and some pesky legislation handed down from Congress, the East Coast hub hasn’t been able to set up a system for adult use retail marijuana. The awkward set of regulations has created a cannabis industry based on overpriced consumer products that come with a …

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Buncombe’s Democratic commissioners back medical marijuana

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The legalization of recreational marijuana in several states is quickly approaching and will likely occur in 2018. Video provided by TheStreet. Newslook ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County’s four Democratic commissioners signed a letter of support this week asking the state legislature to consider legalizing medical marijuana in North Carolina. Chairman Brownie Newman and commissioners Ellen Frost, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Al Whitesides …

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More medical marijuana licenses to be awarded soon

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Florida is getting more medical marijuana growers, potentially leading to greater access and cheaper products. But would-be growers face a tight timeline — about two weeks — to apply. The Department of Health posted its rules for the next round of applications late Tuesday. Under a law passed by the Florida Legislature in June , the department has to select …

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Poll: Broad support among Utahns for medical marijuana ballot initiative, including strong support among Mormons

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Attention LDS Church leaders: You had better get with it concerning medical marijuana in Utah, for a super-majority of citizens wish to legalize what you don’t want. Mormon leaders have come out against legalizing medical marijuana (MM) in the state, specifically opposing a citizen initiative whose backers are now gathering signatures to get the measure on the November 2018 ballot. …

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SU presents medical marijuana vendor recommendation to board

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Approving a vendor is the last major hurdle to start the process of producing the state’s cannabis. The university has not yet chosen a location for the secure indoor growing facility, which will be funded through third-party donors. Southern University is one step closer to getting medical marijuana into the hands of Louisiana patients. The university presented its vendor recommendation …

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Want to sell medical marijuana in Florida? There’s a new application process.

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Seemingly learning from past mistakes, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for new medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, published Wednesday and going into effect immediately, outsources the evaluation of the applications to “subject matter experts,” requires “blind testing” of the applications, and includes a detailed application form …

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Medical marijuana in New York is needlessly expensive and difficult to obtain

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(David Trawin) I didn’t go to medical school to decide who can be certified to have medical marijuana. Yet every Thursday morning, I see patients in a rented space because if I don’t provide this service, these patients will have few other options. In January of 2016 when medical marijuana first became available, I completed the four-hour, online course because …

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Peru Could Legalize Medical Marijuana This Year

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(holgs/iStock) Peru has taken the first step towards legalizing cannabis by approving a bill that would allow the production and importation of medical marijuana. According to international reports , a makeshift cannabis lab run by mothers hoping to medicate their sick children was raided by police last February. That resulted in a flurry of public outcry over the raid, and …