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ICYMI: Medical marijuana company officers charged for transporting products to NY

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My colleague Claire Hughes reported Monday night on two former executives of an affiliate of medical marijuana company Vireo Health of New York who have been charged with illegally transporting medical marijuana products to the Empire State in 2015. From her report: Two former officers of Minnesota Medical Solutions, an affiliate of Vireo Health of New York, have been charged …

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Philly To Host Medical Marijuana Training

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(Photo by David McNew/ Getty Images) by Paul Kurtz PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is hosting medical marijuana experts and those who want to get involved in the business. Last October, Scott Shank gave up his career as an electrical engineer to become a founding member of a Silver Spring, Maryland-based cannabis healthcare company called Agrimed Industries. “I saw cannabis itself …

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Illinois Asks Trump to Let Banks Take Medical Marijuana Business

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An official in Illinois has asked President Donald Trump for guidance on his administration’s policy on the banking industry offering services to the cannabis industry. In a statement released in January, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said the president’s approach to the issue could impact the future of medical marijuana in the state of Illinois. He has sent a letter to …

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Council approves medical marijuana dispensary location rules

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The City Council voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in business and industrial districts citywide Monday. In a 6-3 vote, the council amended the city’s zoning ordinance to allow dispensaries within business and industrial districts. The amendment prohibits dispensaries from opening within 1,800 feet of one another. The Ordinance Committee may reconsider the ordinance if state recreational marijuana regulations impact …

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State officials get an earful from Broward medical marijuana activists

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A large crowd attends a Florida Department of Health public workshop on how it will carry out Florida’s new medical marijuana amendment. (Susan Stocker/Sun-Sentinel) The state office that regulates medical marijuana got an earful from more than 200 doctors, patients and would-be growers Tuesday at a meeting about proposed statewide rules. The state’s Office of Compassionate Use, which regulates medical …

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Ex-medical marijuana officials in Minnesota charged for illegal shipment

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Some of the products made by Minnesota Medical Solutions in Otsego, one of two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers in Minnesota, on May 5, 2015. The company grows many varieties of marijuana from regions all over the world. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Andy Clayton-King) Prosecutors in Minnesota filed felony charges Monday against two former officials from one of the state’s …

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Proposed medical marijuana rules unfair to patients, physicians, state told in Fort Lauderdale

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New medical marijuana regulations proposed by state health officials would block patients from timely and affordable access to medication, restrict physicians in treating their patients, and potentially undercut the development and distribution of quality medicine, an overflow crowd told Florida Department of Health officials Tuesday morning in Fort Lauderdale. Hundreds turned out for a public hearing off Marina Mile called …

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Public Hearings Continue Over Implementation Of Medical Marijuana

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – At the Department of Health in Fort Lauderdale, the meeting room at capacity, the crowd overflowed into the front lobby for a public hearing about medical marijuana and the implementation of Amendment 2. “My condition doesn’t fall under amendment 2,” said a medical marijuana patient at the hearing. “I’m not a criminal, I’m a father of three. …