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Lawsuit: Medical marijuana amendment left off mail-in ballots

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A lawsuit filed in southeast Florida alleges that the medical marijuana amendment was left off some mail-in ballots. Attorneys said they are not sure if it was a half-dozen, 10,000 or 100,000 ballots. Putting the brakes on medical marijuana businesses A quarter-million ballots have gone out in Broward County and 60,000 have already been returned. At least …

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Medical Marijuana Proposal Would Face Long Road Before Legalization

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Sarah R. Gregory State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-11th, of Cosby, continues to push for legalization of cannabis for specific medical purposes statewide. He has said he will introduce such legislation next year if he’s re-elected to the Tennessee General Assembly. Faison spent three days in Colorado earlier this month to talk with former Tennessee residents who’ve moved to that state …

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Westerly Council OKs medical marijuana zoning rules

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WESTERLY — After two years of deliberation, the town now has special zoning regulations aimed at managing medical marijuana growing operations. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the new regulations following a public hearing during which they heard brief comments both in favor of and opposing the new rules. The regulations, some councilors and other town officials predicted, …

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Medical marijuana amendment is about compassion

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For 45 years, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida has been on a mission to accelerate therapies that stop seizures, find cures and save lives. With 400,000 Floridians living with epilepsy, we’ve had a lot of work to do. One of our guiding principles is our commitment to physician directed care. Simply, we believe that licensed medical doctors are best equipped …

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Medical Marijuana Pills Now Available In NYS

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New pharmaceutical grade marijuana pills A new pill is on the market in New York state: a medicinal marijuana pill. Manufacturer and distributor Columbia Care, which has a location in Rochester, says they are the first in the country to put this kind of pill on the market. Instead of using a chemically synthesized product, Columbia Care CEO Nicholas Vita …

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Ark. medical marijuana supporters launch TV ad

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Medical marijuana supporters began airing their first TV ad for one of two legalization proposals on the Arkansas ballot next month, touting the measure as a way to help treat children with seizures. One of the state’s top opponents of medical marijuana, however, said the ad shows that there’s a way to use compounds from …

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Medical marijuana law made sense, but we’re not ready to widen it to recreational use

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Our Commonwealth has taken important steps forward with regard to the law and marijuana. The appalling number of people jailed for violations of marijuana laws made decriminalization requisite. The research that finds 25 percent reductions in opioid overdose in states with medical marijuana laws, and the compelling benefits for patients with pain and other conditions, appropriately encouraged Massachusetts to follow …

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Groups Say Broward County Ballots Have Skipped Medical Marijuana Amendment

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The Broward County Supervisor of Elections has found itself in hot water with medical marijuana supporters who say a constitutional amendment to legalize medical pot was left out of some absentee voters’ ballots. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, NORML of Florida said it would seek an emergency hearing after reports emerged saying some recipients of vote-by-mail ballots had ballots which …