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Supporters, critics fill hearing room to testify on Nebraska Legislature’s medical marijuana bill

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LINCOLN — Patients suffering from chronic pain, seizures and other debilitating illnesses pleaded with Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana, while law enforcement officials joined the state’s top doctor to reject a path taken by 28 other states. Members of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee listened to more than three hours of testimony from those who packed a hearing room …

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Broward County, Florida Postpones Implementing Medical Marijuana Regulations

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In November, Florida voted by an overwhelming margin to legalize medical marijuana, becoming the first state in the southern part of the United States to do so. But unfortunately, thus far, Florida lawmakers and officials have pulled out all of the stops to prevent the voter-approved cannabis system from coming to fruition in the Sunshine State. Earlier this week, commissioners …

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Owner of medical pot club in Providence faces drug charges

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Ex-firefighter in Newport, once honored for pulling a woman from a burning car, says he was set up in providing drug to undercover officer Journal State House Bureau JenniferBogdan PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A retired Newport firefighter once honored as a hero for pulling a woman from a burning car has been arrested for allegedly distributing marijuana illegally from his members-only …

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Jeff Sessions: ‘Medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks before law enforcement officers in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) RICHMOND, Va. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly condemned the recreational use of marijuana. On Wednesday he went a step further, casting doubt on medical marijuana use. "I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much," he told reporters …

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Fairfield Township Board asked to remain open to medical marijuana

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Daily Telegram Staff Writer @lenaweehuhman FAIRFIELD TWP. — Fairfield Township has had some issues with medical marijuana. At least one resident hopes the township board keeps an open mind about it. On Monday, the Fairfield Township Board unanimously approved another year-long extension to its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. But township resident Aaron Westbrook asked the board to consider the …

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Medical marijuana, election security, religious garments in class, Omaha schools discussed

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Dr. Rachel Knox testifies for medical marijuana bill Wednesday (Photo by Fred Knapp, NET News) Listen to this story: Medical marijuana, election security, religious garments in the classroom, and Omaha schools were among subjects discussed in the Nebraska Legislature Wednesday. The Judiciary Committee heard testimony Wednesday on Sen. Anna Wishart’s proposal to legalize medical marijuana. Dr. Rachel Knox, an Oregon …

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Physician assistants now able to certify for medical marijuana

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Physician assistants are now able to register with the state Department of Health to certify patients to take part in New York’s medical marijuana program, the DOH is to announce tomorrow. That change took effect Wednesday. Only PAs whose supervising physician also is registered to certify patients are eligible to register. A change allowing nurse practitioners to certify patients already …

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Vista looking at allowing medical pot shops

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Close up of a young marijuana plant. (Charlie Neuman) Vista ’s elected leaders might reverse their opposition to medical marijuana dispensaries, in the face of a potential ballot initiative that could force the city to allow the shops. The City Council on Tuesday night told city staffers to come up with a proposal to allow the dispensaries, including where they …