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Medical marijuana up for vote in Blue Ash Thursday

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(Photo: Provided file photo) After voting down a motion by the mayor to ban medical marijuana last month, Blue Ash City Council is expected to take up the topic again Thursday night. If adopted, ordinance 2017-7 would prohibit the cultivation, processing or retail dispensing of medical marijuana in Blue Ash. Mayor Lee Czerwonka said he expects the second reading of …

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DA Files Charges Against Medical Marijuana Business Owner: Attorney

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In January 2016, law enforcement in tactical gear broke through the front door of James Slatic’s medical marijuana business, seizing products, cash, and equipment. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is filing criminal charges against the owner of a medical marijuana company and his attorney, shortly after being ordered by a judge to return $100,000 seized from the family of the business. …

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New medical marijuana operator has South Florida ties

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There’s a new player in Florida’s medical marijuana industry, and it’s got South Florida ties. On Wednesday, a company affiliated with Canadian cannabis operator Aphria and Fort Lauderdale-based equity firm Delavaco Group announced that it has closed on an agreement to manage Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of seven medical marijuana growers and distributors in the state. The deal has …

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City considers medical marijuana ordinance as moratorium expires

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By: Mariel Carbone May 24, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)– The City’s self-imposed medical marijuana moratorium is set to expire, Thursday. However, that doesn’t mean the City will begin permitting new facilities this week. "Since we have an ordinance in place we will not be able to permit anyone until we get the ordinance established that will establish the zoning districts …

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Medical marijuana patient wins employment discrimination suit in Rhode Island

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A Rhode Island fabrics company violated the state’s medical marijuana law when it refused to hire a card-carrying patient who couldn’t pass a drug test, a state Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. Christine Callaghan sued Darlington Fabrics Corp. for compensatory and punitive damages in 2014 after the company said her medical marijuana usage precluded it from offering her a paid …

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West Chester may be site of medical marijuana grow operation

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WEST CHESTER TWP. A West Chester Twp. business owner has informed officials he wants to open a marijuana cultivation business here, but says he won’t force the issue if the township decides to ban such businesses. David Haley told trustees Tuesday that he wants to locate in the township because he already owns a pharmaceutical business here and thinks West …

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Adam Putnam calls for special session on medical marijuana

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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is a candidate for governor in 2018. OCTAVIO JONES | Times Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam wants state lawmakers to come back to Tallahassee in a special session to finish the work on medical marijuana that they started but didn’t finish earlier this month. "I think that it’s …

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Report: Medical marijuana could poach more than $4B from pharma sales annually

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If the United States legalized medical marijuana for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and seizures, cannabis could siphon more than $4 billion annually from the nation’s pharmaceutical industry, a new study hypothesizes. The report expected to be released Wednesday by New Frontier Data, a provider of data and analytics to cannabis businesses, is intended to show how cannabis could …