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Court offers job protection for medical marijuana patients; could it happen in California?

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Massachusetts’ highest court recently issued a first-of-its-kind ruling that says employers can’t fire workers just for being medical marijuana patients. Though it involves a company headquartered in Irvine, the decision doesn’t have legal implications for businesses in California, according to San Diego-based labor attorney Danielle Moore. Such a court-driven change actually isn’t even possible in the Golden State, she said, …

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220 Arkansans have medical marijuana certification

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KATVThumbnail As the state prepares to usher in medical marijuana, some Arkansans are already getting their certification to take it. So far, 220 people have been certified by the state to get their medical marijuana card. Robert Brech of the Arkansas Health Department says they’ve approved about 50 percent from the applications they’ve received. "As of today I don’t know …

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Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Likely Expand to $11 Million

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The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program was allotted $5 million last month in the state budget, and today the Ohio Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy intend on requesting $5.6 million more. The nearly $11 million total, Ohio regulators say, is necessary to cover a medical marijuana tracking database, a toll-free help line and legal costs expected to …

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Canadian Doctors Overwhelmed With Patients Seeking Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

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Canadian doctors are scrambling to meet the demand of patients for medicinal cannabis as an alternative pain management—and with the obvious current need for medical weed, these same doctors are calling on health care providers and the government at large to update their policies. Even more than that: more doctors need to get on board with prescribing weed instead of …

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Dispensary recalls medical marijuana concentrates due to pesticide residues

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Cannabis wax concentrate (Photo: ThinkStock) DENVER — One dispensary is voluntarily recalling all of its medical marijuana concentrate products because they could contain unsafe pesticide residues. The City and County of Denver Environmental Health issued the alert about the products made by Marijuana business Buddies Wellness LLC and sold at La Bodega dispensary. The recall applies to medical marijuana concentrates …

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Medical marijuana education tour to stop in Allentown

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A statewide tour on the basics of medicinal marijuana will make a stop Tuesday at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. (FILE PHOTO / THE MORNING CALL) ALLENTOWN – If you are a health care professional on the fence about entering Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, here’s a chance to learn more during a local event offering a primer about the process. …

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Orange Park Town Council to consider allowing medical marijuana dispensaries

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In this June 17, 2015 photo, marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn. (Jim Mone/AP) ORANGE PARK | Town Council soon will take up whether to lift Orange Park’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, and if so, where such establishments may open up shop within the town limits. The Orange Park Planning and Zoning Board voting 3-1 …

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Medical cannabis grow sites are now almost legal in West Berkeley

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Medical cannabis growing operations, such as this one in Oakland in 2012, could soon be legal in Berkeley. Photo: Grow, baby, grow. The Berkeley City Council has finally set criteria for the medical cannabis grow houses voters approved in 2010. The city expects to collect $650,000 to $1.3 million each year in tax revenue related to cultivation in West Berkeley, …