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Arlington County Civic Federation pushes to legalize medical marijuana in Virginia

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ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — Medical marijuana is already available in D.C. and dozens of states— so now people in Arlington are pushing for it in Virginia. The Arlington County Civic Federation, which is made up of nearly 80 local organizations, just approved a pro-medical marijuana resolution. It passed 50 to 1. It says 86 percent of Virginians support medical marijuana. …

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An Insider’s Perspective on Medical Marijuana

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JURIST Guest Columnist Amy St. John, manager at Earth’s Healing , shares some professional experiences and personal opinions from her time spent working inside the marijuana industry… I have worked in the medical marijuana industry since 2013 in both Arizona and New Mexico. I have been involved in all aspects of this industry including: licensing, dispensary, cultivation, compliance, and patient …

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Higher Ground: Six things to consider

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While last year seemed a good year for cannabis activists and users on the national scene — four more states legalized recreational use and other states legalized medical — there is still plenty to fight about in Michigan and across the nation. Although there are now 28 legal medical marijuana states, we still don’t know how a Trump administration in …

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New Medical Marijuana Industry Promises Billions In Revenue For Florida

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Medical marijuana Shutterstock/Africa Studio Laws legalizing medical marijuana went into effect Tuesday in Florida, promising enormous sales in the state and a possible alternative to addictive prescription pills for patients. Patients seeking marijuana to treat a variety of conditions can officially get medical marijuana legally through participating doctors and dispensaries in the state. The industry is expected to rival Colorado …

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Local activists advocate for medical marijuana changes

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SALEM — Local activist Gary "Gigi" Gill was among those from Salem who headed to Boston Tuesday for a rally to advocate for improved access to medical marijuana, as the state Department of Public Health mulls changes to regulations governing its medical pot use program. The proposed amendments would allow nurse practitioners, not just physicians, to certify patients for use …

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Amendment 2 is law. But most Floridians still have to wait to get medical marijuana

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The passage of Amendment 2 by an overwhelming margin in November changed Florida’s constitution to allow more people to use higher-strength medical marijuana as of Tuesday. But don’t expect to be able to ask your doctor for a weed prescription this week — or even this month. The Florida Legislature and Department of Health still have to work out rules …

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Medical marijuana clinic opens in Venice

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VENICE, Fla. — Medical marijuana is legal in Florida starting today but that doesn’t mean it’s easily available and not everyone qualifies. The state has 6 months to come up with rules under Amendment 2 and 9 months to implement it. Yet clinics are opening up including one in Venice. “Pleasure to meet you, Dr. Barry.” The wait for Vietnam …