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Colorful allies muddle GA medical marijuana debate

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ATLANTA — At least three medical marijuana bills in the legislature this year face an uncertain future. And it’s due, in part, because of concerns that new laws could open the door to recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana triumphed Two legislative sessions ago, legalizing it for a list of ailments. But as backers have sought to tweak the law this year, …

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Contaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patient

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CBS Los Angeles A rare fungal infection has killed a California man undergoing cancer treatment and it’s believed he got it from medical marijuana, CBS Los Angeles reports . The treatment left the man’s immune system compromised, but his death still surprised doctors because he was relatively young and his cancer was beatable. He was using medical marijuana to fend …

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Family of SC 3-Year-Old Epilepsy Patient Wants Medical Marijuana Legal

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Columbia, SC (WTLX)- Three-year-old Raelyn Keefer is no stranger to strong seizure medications, having been prescribed several types to deal with the hundreds of epileptic seizures she was facing a day. Often times, the medications would make her conditions worse and sometimes put her life in danger. "It turned into tonic-clonic seizures that would not stop," Raelyn’s mother Mandy Keefer …

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State Regulators Begin Medical Marijuana Listening Tour In Jacksonville

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Credit eggrole / Flickr The Florida Department of Health held its first workshop Monday in Jacksonville to discuss proposed medical marijuana rules after voters approved Amendment 2 last year. The hearing at the county health department was the first of five this week regarding the rules in Florida. Many speakers Monday felt the proposed patient qualifications are too narrow, with …

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La Mesa Opens Doors To Medical Marijuana

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Above: Customers buy products at a medical marijuana dispensary, April 20, 2016. La Mesa began accepting applications to open medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday, three months after voters approved a measure to allow them within city limits. City officials were expecting a flood of interest in the "conditional use permits" that marijuana business owners will need to start operations. By …

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Contaminated Medical Marijuana Believed To Have Killed California Cancer Patient

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A rare fungal infection has killed a California man undergoing cancer treatment and it’s believed he got it from medical marijuana. The treatment left the man’s immune system compromised, but his death still surprised doctors because he was relatively young and his cancer was beatable. He was using medical marijuana to fend off the treatment’s effects. …

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Where Are the Medical Marijuana Doctors in Florida? We Mapped Them.

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Medical marijuana in Florida is in a state of flux. The state’s voters overwhelmingly approved–by more than 70 percent–Amendment 2, the medical marijuana measure, in November 2016. But it will be many months before the full system of patient registration, growing licenses, and dispensaries is in place. Here’s what’s legal as of early 2017. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of …

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Medical Marijuana Grower Applicant Growing Controversey in Wyoming County Neighborhood

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EXETER TOWNSHIP — In just two weeks, Pennsylvania will begin accepting permits to grow, process, and dispense medical marijuana. Wilkes-Barre Township is set to vote Monday night on its rules for the industry. Meanwhile, in Wyoming County plans to allow a medical marijuana growing facility in a neighborhood is meeting with controversy. Bill Banta of Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce said the …