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Seth Moulton teamed up with an unlikely ally on legislation to reform the VA’s treatment of medical marijuana

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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton speaks during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, Sept. 30, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. Rep. Matt Gaetz was called “the Trumpiest Congressman in [President Donald] Trump’s Washington” in a recent magazine profile . The combative 35-year-old Florida Republican has gained notoriety for repeatedly promoting conspiracy theories , particularly amid the ongoing midterm election recounts in …

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Mormon Church Faces Potential Lawsuit Over Medical Marijuana Opposition

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One week after Utah voters approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative, a lawyer representing patients and advocates has formally notified the Mormon church to preserve records ahead of a potential lawsuit concerning its alleged attempts to undermine the measure. It’s no secret that the church opposed the medical cannabis initiative, which ultimately passed by roughly 52-46 percent, with some ballots …

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Grand Forks selected as medical marijuana dispensary site

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iStock/Bill Oxford BISMARCK—Grand Forks has been selected as one of North Dakota’s eight dispensary sites for medical marijuana, the state Department of Health announced Thursday. We-Mend LLC will be operating as Strive Life and will locate its facility in Grand Forks, the department said in a news release. "With this current selection, we now have four dispensary regions that have …

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Medical marijuana backers threaten to sue over LDS Church involvement in compromise bill to replace Prop 2

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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mourners cross temple square on their way to the Conference Center to pay their last respects to LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson during his funeral service in Salt Lake City Friday, January 12, 2018. Medical marijuana advocates say they are exploring legal action challenging the Legislature’s move to replace Proposition 2 “at …

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City of Ardmore staff learns medical marijuana best practices during trip to Colorado

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The medical marijuana industry is off to a big start in Ardmore. According to www.omma.ok.gov the city now has 10 registered medical marijuana dispensaries, 14 licensed growers and four licensed processors. To help better serve these new businesses and the citizens of the city, Ardmore Director of Development Services Jessica Scott, Fire Chief Cary Williamson, and a code enforcer recently …

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Orlando’s first medical marijuana drive-thru officially opens today

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Orlando’s first medical marijuana drive-thru will celebrate its grand opening Thursday afternoon. The Massachusetts company Curaleaf is inviting patients and media to tour its newest East Orlando medical marijuana dispensary with a drive-through window at 775 N. Semoran Blvd. starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Curaleaf already has one dispensary in Central Florida near the Southchase neighborhood at 12402 …

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Medical marijuana advocacy group threatens lawsuit over LDS Church involvement in Prop. 2 compromise

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SALT LAKE CITY — A medical marijuana advocacy group has threatened a lawsuit over involvement The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had with members of the Utah State Legislature in crafting a "compromise" bill to replace Proposition 2. FOX 13 has obtained a "preservation letter" sent by Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE) attorney Rocky …

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New York’s Health Department Recommends Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

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ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The New York state health department has recommended easing access to medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) In a report released this week, the department said it needs to find a balance between “relieving the pain and suffering of those in desperate need of a treatment,” and protecting the public from risks to health and safety. …