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Democrat running for Utah governor unveils medical marijuana plan

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SALT LAKE CITY — Just days after the federal government declined to charge his wife for medical marijuana use , Utah gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz rolled out his plan to legalize medical marijuana. He said his plan also aims to cut down on prescription pain pill abuse. Utah has so far held out on medicinal cannabis legalization, with bills failing …

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MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: I-182 a sensible medical marijuana solution

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OK, Montana. We have gone back and forth and around and around about medical marijuana in this state for more than a decade. It’s time for us to settle on the best course of action and work toward making it as compassionate, realistic, effective and enforceable as possible. Initiative 182 takes Montana in the right direction. It would allow thousands …

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Before launch of medical marijuana, City Council to weigh where dispensaries can open

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In preparation for the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program, a member of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday introduced zoning restrictions that would limit where growing operations and dispensaries can be located in the city. In preparation for the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program, a member of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday introduced zoning restrictions that would …

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Utah Republicans Laying Groundwork to Expand Medical Marijuana

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state legislators began laying the groundwork Wednesday to make another run at legalizing medical marijuana for people with certain conditions. During a committee hearing, four Republican lawmakers presented outlines of measures they’re planning to introduce at the next legislation session that they hope can work in concert. The measures would expand legal uses of …

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Ohio Medical Board isn’t blocking doctors from recommending medical marijuana, official says

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Medical Board on Wednesday further complicated its position about whether or not doctors can issue preliminary medical marijuana recommendations to patients. Board member Robert Giacalone said during a committee meeting Ohio’s medical marijuana law is not "crystal clear" and the board is not prohibiting doctors from recommending medical marijuana. But a board-issued statement released …

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San Diego medical marijuana landlord files for IPO

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This Sept. 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. A nascent San Diego real estate firm that aims to own buildings used to grow medical marijuana has filed to become publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Innovative Industrial Properties, lead by former BioMed Realty Chief Executive Alan Gold, submitted its …

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Medical marijuana patients rally in Helena

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Buy Now Thom Bridge, Independent Record Former state legislator Bob Ream speaks in favor of Initiative 182 Wednesday morning at a rally at Hill Park. At a Helena rally Wednesday, medical marijuana patients encouraged early voting and said the drug has helped them battle cancer, return to work with degenerative disk disease and find sleep for the first time in …

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Temple, Jefferson to collaborate on medical marijuana research

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Two Philadelphia medical schools today announced they are collaborating on research into medical marijuana, and will be co-sponsoring an academic conference on cannabis at the end of this month. Temple University will partner with Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research to “encourage research and education initiatives involving physicians and scientists” across the state and the nation. …