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Trump indicates where he stands on medical marijuana

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Unable to play video. Neither flash nor html5 is supported! ​​​​​President Donald Trump issued his first statement on medical marijuana since he took office. Trump on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September 30. The congressionally approved bill includes a rider — the Rohrabacher – Blumenauer Amendment — that disallows …

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Medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke

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Buy Photo Unable to bridge a gap over how many marijuana dispensaries the state should have, Florida lawmakers Friday failed to pass legislation that would have created a framework to carry out a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for wide variety of patients. Implementation of the voter-approved amendment now rests in the hands of state health officials, who have been …

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Medical marijuana company wants to invest millions into Bay County

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The Bangor Township Board of Trustees is set to discuss a medical marijuana resolution at its meeting Tuesday, May 9. BANGOR TOWNSHIP, MI — A medical marijuana company has approached Bangor Township about investing $21 million to purchase and convert an old factory building into a grow and distribution facility. But before the controversial industry comes to town, the township’s …

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Texas Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

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The Texas House Committee on Public Health approved a bill Friday afternoon (7-2) that would legalize medical marijuana by fixing what advocates call an “unworkable” medical cannabis program. The bill will now be considered by the Calendars Committee , which will decide whether it receives a full House vote. The legislation gained significant traction after the committee heard testimony from …

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Medical marijuana suppliers sue state

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ALBANY — With more than 18,000 New Yorkers now certified to be treated with medical marijuana, the state is seeking to double the number of producers of the drug. But the New York Medical Cannabis Association, a trade group representing the state’s five companies that run production facilities and the 20 dispensaries spread across the state, is waging a court …

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Legislature fails to pass medical marijuana

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With less than three hours left in the legislative session, the Senate refused to hear a new medical marijuana proposal from the House, effectively killing legislation that had been negotiated over months between the two chambers. It will now be up to the Florida Department of Health to produce rules and regulations governing the medical marijuana industry created by voters …

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Pro-Medical Marijuana Lobby Killed Bill, Insiders Say

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Legislation to regulate Florida’s growing medical marijuana industry is officially dead in Tallahassee, but some say one of the biggest groups pushing to pass the bill ironically is the one responsible for killing it off. State lawmakers couldn’t reach an agreement over a legislative proposal to regulate medical cannabis in time for the end of the legislative session, which has …

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Trump pushes back against ban on state medical marijuana interference

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© Getty Images President Trump issued his first "signing statement" Friday on a $1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. In the statement, Trump said that some provisions of the bill could interfere with his constitutional authority, arguing that he isn’t legally bound to limits imposed by Congress such as one banning the Justice Department from interfering …