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Retired NFL players back new Denver nonprofit advocating for medical marijuana

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During the day, the prescription opiates stung like a knife in Eben Britton’s gut. At night, cravings for the pills prescribed to manage pain caused by six years as a NFL offensive lineman roused him from his sleep. But on this sunny Saturday morning in Denver’s Berekley Lake Park, Britton was all smiles, palming a rubber kickball he prepared to …

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Trump to Crack Down on Marijuana Users, Campaigners Say

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A new Department of Justice report on violent crime and marijuana will pave the way for the Trump administration to crack down on the drug, campaigners and lawmakers say. The Trump administration’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is to release a report next week that critics fear will link marijuana use …

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Massachusetts SJC: Medical Marijuana Users May Be Safe from Employer Discrimination

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In a landmark decision that is likely to influence other states, a recent ruling in Massachusetts protects medical marijuana users against discrimination by their employers absent undue hardship. In Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC , the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that an employee who uses medical marijuana may claim handicap discrimination against an employer for failing …

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See number of medical marijuana cardholders in your Michigan county

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(MLive file photo) More than 2 percent of Michigan residents have a medical marijuana card, according to the most recent state data. That data shows there are 218,556 patients with a medical marijuana card as of Sept. 30, 2016, plus 38,057 caretakers with a card so they can obtain marijuana for a designated patient. The number of patient cardholders has …

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Medical Cannabis Education Tour launches Tuesday in Philly

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Handout Sara Jane Ward (center), a cannabinoid researcher at Temple University, will lead the Pennsylvania Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour. Kevin Provost (left), of Greenhouse Ventures, is organizing the events. Charles Pollack (right), director of Jefferson University’s Lambert Center for for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, will speak at the Philadelphia tour stop. If Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is …

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Southern University reviews medical marijuana contract bids

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Southern University has received applications from seven companies seeking to be its medical marijuana grower, as the school sets up one of Louisiana’s two production sites. (Photo by Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune, via The Associated Press archive) BATON ROUGE — Southern University has received applications from seven companies seeking to be its medical marijuana grower, as the school sets up …

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Maine legislative panel mulls raising 10 percent tax on marijuana

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AUGUSTA, Maine – As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreational marijuana was approved. Possession of recreational marijuana became legal this year, while the Legislature pushed back …

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Bridgewater’s medical pot facility clean, and green

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Hide caption Theory Wellness, the state’s newest medical marijuana dispensary, gave The Enterprise a behind the scenes look at how they grow, harvest and produce their cannabis. BRIDGEWATER – When customers enter the Theory Wellness dispensary they are given a menu. It lists various strains and forms of medical cannabis – pre-rolled joints, chews, salve, flower, capsules, extract, cartridges, sap …