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Man claims South Jersey company fired him for using medical marijuana

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bdspn/iStock.com . A South Jersey company has been sued for discrimination by a former worker who claims he was fired for using medical marijuana to treat a chronic illness. Joseph Cobb III sued Bridgeton-based Ardagh Glass, a glass maker, claiming he was let go despite his “stellar work performance,” according to the Associated Press. He’s seeking compensatory and punitive damages. …

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PA Gearing Up For Automated Medical Marijuana Grows

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Inside the Garden State Dispensary "grow" in woodbridge, New Jersey. Pennsylvania is barreling towards a high tech medical cannabis industry, driven by automation, aeroponics and a lot of start-up capital. Passed in April 2016, the law instituting the state’s medical marijuana program puts growing a new industry from scratch on a tight timeline. The first dispensaries are slated to sell …

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Springfield extends medical marijuana moratorium until September

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0 Springfield commissioners on Wednesday July 5, 2017, extended its moratorium through September on medical marijuana businesses in the city. SPRINGFIELD — The moratorium against medical marijuana businesses opening in Springfield has been extended through late September. MORE: Medical marijuana businesses interested in Clark County Springfield City Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously passed the extension until Sept. 27. The item initially …

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Bridgeton man says medical marijuana to blame for wrongful firing

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ThinkStock BRIDGETON — A glass company worker said he was wrongfully fired for using medically prescribed marijuana to treat his chronic illness. Joseph Cobb III has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Bridgeton-based Ardagh Glass. He says he was let go despite his “stellar work performance.” He’s seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and says the company did not accommodate his disability. …

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185 apply for Ohio medical marijuana cultivator licenses

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The Ohio Department of Commerce on Friday released a list of 185 applicants for medical marijuana cultivator licenses. This file photo was taken at Medicine Man in Denver, Colorado in September 2016. ( COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has received 185 applications to grow marijuana in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program . The state deadline to apply for 24 grow …

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Florida Department of Health files rules for new medical marijuana law

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Florida health officials have announced new statewide medical marijuana rules. Lobby Tools reports Monday that the newly renamed Office of Medical Marijuana Use at the Florida Department of Health published its Notice of Adoption to carry out legislation passed during the 2017 special session. The emergency rulemaking process was authorized under SB 8A, which sought to implement the constitutional amendment …

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Maryland approves first medical marijuana dispensary

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Regulators approved Maryland’s first medical marijuana dispensary on Wednesday, authorizing a Frederick company to open its doors immediately even though the drug will not be available for months. The Wellness Institute of Maryland plans to start seeing patients Thursday and take what owner Michael Kline called "pre-orders" for cannabis. "We are fully equipped to deliver medicine as soon as we …

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Nearly 200 applications submitted for chance to grow medical marijuana

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COLUMBUS – Nearly 200 prospective medical marijuana growers submitted applications to the state for cultivation licenses, but the Department of Commerce won’t say yet where those applicants want to operate. The department announced Wednesday that 185 applications were received by the state last month for two types of licenses: level II cultivators for grow operations with cultivation areas of 3,000 …