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Winter Park to consider banning cannabis dispensaries, agenda states

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This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (Jeff Chiu / AP) WINTER PARK — City commissioners are planning to consider banning medical marijuana dispensaries within Winter Park at a meeting Monday afternoon. Municipalities across Central Florida are considering their options after state lawmakers approved …

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Timonium facility gets license to grow, process medical marijuana

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marijuana growing BEL AIR, Md. — The Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission awarded Monday a grower and processing license to a company setting up shop in Timonium. Curio Wellness will grow and process medical marijuana in a facility that looks more like a science lab than a greenhouse. Curio Wellness CEO and founder Michael Bronfein said he wants buy-in from the …

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New medical marijuana licensee set to be acquired by investment firm

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One of New York’s newest medical marijuana license holders is set to be acquired by an investment firm, pending state Department of Health and Canadian Securities Exchange regulatory approvals. Chief cultivator Chuck Schmitt examines a plant during the first harvest of cannabis plants by Vireo Health of New York has begun at Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center Thursday Nov. …

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4 Changes New York is Proposing to the Medical Marijuana Program

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The State Department of Health released an official statement late last week announcing four changes New York is proposing to the medical marijuana program as it currently stands. The notice, which was headed by State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, emphasized the DOH’s redirected efforts to both better the standards already set in place, and to make medicinal …

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Maui’s Newly Opened Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Close Temporarily

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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Less than a week after it opened, Maui’s first state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary is reworking its opening hours as demand for its product outstrips supply because of a backlog. Maui Grown Therapies says it had expected its most recent batch of flowers to clear state lab certification by Saturday, but that didn’t happen, The Maui News …

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Wisconsin senator invests in Canadian pot producer, votes for medical marijuana in state

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(Photo: Courtesy of Frank Lasee) MADISON – When a state senator voted this year to expand access to medical marijuana in Wisconsin, he did so as a relatively new investor of a Canadian pot producer with global ambitions. According to public disclosures reviewed this week by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, Sen. Frank Lasee of De Pere in 2016 bought $5,000 to …

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The feds seized guns, gold and 320 pot plants. So why did a judge rule they can’t pursue marijuana charges?

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A medical marijuana joint is rolled. A federal judge in San Francisco last week halted a criminal case against two men who said they were growing the drug to sell for medical use. (Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press) When agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a remote farm in Humboldt County five years ago, they found plenty to …