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Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in the Bronx Monday

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The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Bronx will be open for business Monday. The facility in Hunts Point had a ceremonial grand opening yesterday. Located off of East Bay and Hunts Point Avenues, it’s the latest dispensary to open in the city under the state’s Compassionate Care Act. Employees give out marijuana in the form liquid and oil. The …

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry About Impact Of Legal Recreational Markets

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A handful of recreational marijuana legalization drives has the medical pot industry bracing for something it never expected to deal with: competition. Legalization is on the ballot in five states Tuesday, and all five currently allow some form of medical marijuana already. Growers, medical professionals and users of medical marijuana say they worry that people who want medical marijuana will …

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This election, don’t let the lights go out on medical marijuana

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Today, more than 300 million Americans live in states with medical cannabis laws, and over 2 million individuals are legally using medical cannabis under their state programs. However, these patients and programs technically violate federal law, but this could all change on Nov. 8. For the past three years, state sponsored medical cannabis programs have operated under the guidance of …

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Medical marijuana patients desperate; opponent claims cartel conspiracy

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HANNAH POTES, for the Independent record BUTTE — On Harrison Avenue, a billboard blares the slogan “NO POT SHOPS.” On either side of the sign — a campaign ad opposing a citizen ballot initiative to fix Montana’s gutted medical marijuana program – sit two shuttered dispensaries. Although Montana voters overwhelmingly passed an initiative legalizing medical marijuana in 2004, a Republican-dominated …

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Issue 6 Paves Path for Medical Marijuana in Arkansas

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Error loading player: No playable sources found LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A critical vote Tuesday paves the way for legalized medical marijuana in the state of Arkansas. You’ll find the measure on the ballot as Issue 6. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment would cover 12 conditions. Those include cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome …

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Coalition Demands Medical Cannabis Access For New Mexicans Struggling With Opioids

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Yesterday pain specialists, people recovering from addiction, community members, and drug policy reformers joined together to call for the inclusion of medical cannabis in New Mexico’s response to heroin and opioids. State lawmakers Representative Debbie Armstrong and Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino also submitted letters supporting the call. New Mexico has had the highest drug overdose death rate in the …

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Interview: Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Watching Question 2

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Medical marijuana dispensaries have been popping up across Nevada. Those businesses are eagerly waiting to see if the ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot will pass in the state this election. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has been covering the medical cannabis industry and shared what she’s been hearing with our news director Michelle Billman. …