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Maine sees big surge in medical pot growers and patients

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The number of licensed medical marijuana growers jumped by 42 percent last year and existing caregivers took on thousands of additional patients, continuing the expansion of a cottage cannabis industry that has flourished in Maine over the past five years. The continued growth of the medical program comes as state lawmakers set up a regulatory system to oversee a new …

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Despite prescription, Getzville father fights to get his son medical marijuana

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. GETZVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB)- Robert Fuggit’s 40-year-old son Christopher began suffering from seizures when he was just a toddler. Recently, Christopher was prescribed medical marijuana to help. Christopher lives in a group home in West Seneca. Staff there, won’t administer the drug to him. The medicine comes in an …

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AG Schimel: Doctors, feds should decide on medical marijuana

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the medical community should decide whether marijuana is suitable medicine, not state lawmakers. Democratic legislators have proposed legalizing medical marijuana after Republican state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he’s open to the idea. But the effort faces long odds given opposition from Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgeral and …

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Officer injured: Lands on ‘bed of nails’ at burglarized medical-marijuana facility

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Tyquan Hassel WYOMING, MI – A police officer suffered serious injuries to his feet when jumped a fence and landed on a "board of nails" which was designed as a security device outside of a medical-marijuana facility, police said. Officer Dustin Cook was "severely injured" when he landed on a 4-by-8-foot board containing 3-inch deck screws, police said. Cook was …

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Iowa Lawmakers Work To Create Workable Medical Marijuana Program for Patients

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DES MOINES, IA — Lawmakers in Iowa have filed multiple proposals that would establish a more comprehensive statewide medical marijuana program than the limited CBD-only law currently on the books. The bills, while not perfect, would provide some improvement to the state’s existing CBD-only medical marijuana law, which only applies to patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. Not only is the …

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Oahu medical marijuana shop plants first seeds

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HONOLULU (AP) — One of Oahu’s state-approved medical marijuana dispensaries has started growing Hawaii’s first legal cannabis plants, and anticipates sales can begin in early summer. The Department of Health earlier this month approved Aloha Green Holdings Inc. and two other dispensaries to start acquiring and cultivating seeds, clones and plants, The Honolulu Star Advertiser ( http://bit.ly/2lCBpob ) reported Monday. …

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Local business tax ban contradicts medical marijuana bill

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Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) has filed a bill that would preempt local governments from imposing local business taxes on new permits, contradicting a provision of the medical marijuana implementation bill filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg). Brandes’ bill would allow local governments to impose a business tax on dispensaries opened as a result of Amendment 2. Steube’s bill would …

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Medical Marijuana Legal In PA, But Zoning Rules May Make It Difficult To Get In Phila.

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Medical marijuana plant. (credit: CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia city councilman is warning that the city would be unable to host a medical marijuana dispensary unless it gets a waiver from the state. The state law legalizing medical marijuana places tight restrictions on where it can be sold. City council held hearings and worked with the Planning Commission …