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Lawsuit: State of Florida Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

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(zxvisual/iStock) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state’s new medical marijuana law. It’s the latest legal challenge against the way Florida officials and state legislators have acted since voters approved medical marijuana a year ago. …

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Some Mansfield residents unhappy with medical weed dispensary ban

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(Photo: AP file photo) MANSFIELD — Mansfield residents voiced their disapproval Tuesday night after Mansfield City Council approved banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city earlier this month. Council members on Nov. 7 approved 6-1 banning the cultivation, processing and distribution of medical marijuana within city limits. Ohio legalized medical marijuana in September 2016 to allow people with some medical …

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Anticipating medical marijuana’s arrival in Ohio, police turn to Colorado for help

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Blue Ash police say more visits from experts are likely to help officers navigate medical marijuana BLUE ASH, Ohio — Ohio police departments are learning how to interpret the law and medical marijuana in the new year. So they are turning to experts from Colorado for direction on arrests, cases and how to handle the drug in the field. Blue …

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Lawsuit: State of Florida ignoring medical marijuana law | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state’s new medical marijuana law. It’s the latest legal challenge against the way Florida officials and state legislators have acted since voters approved medical marijuana a year ago. Bill’s Nursery, located in Miami-Dade …

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More Than 50 Applications for Medical Marijuana Businesses in Cuyahoga County

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Across the state, 370 applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses have been filed. More than 50 of those are for businesses located in Cuyahoga County. The state only has 57 licenses to issue — at least in this initial round. (Three licenses allotted to counties in western Ohio will go unused, as no businesses applied in six counties in that …

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Pair killed in home invasion sought to rob, kill medical marijuana grower

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Left, Preston Xavier Jack and Stephen Vance Shimmel (Courtesy Photo/Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office) SANDUSKY, MI — Prosecutors say four Flint men had conspired to rob and kill when they broke into a rural Sanilac County home but were thwarted when two of the alleged intruders were shot dead. The surviving pair, 30-year-old Preston Xavier Jack and 48-year-old Stephen Vance Shimmel, …

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Grimes Advocates For Legalizing Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

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Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging lawmakers to pass a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky. Grimes hosted a panel of medical cannabis advocates to discuss the issue on Tuesday. She said legalizing the drug would help veterans, disabled people and those struggling with opioid addiction. “My hope is that my voice can be leant to this …