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Florida sets up rules for new medical marijuana licenses

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State faces deadline to issue new licenses for medical marijuana. (Sentinel file) TALLAHASSEE — Perhaps learning from past missteps, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, which went into effect Wednesday, outsources the evaluation of the applications to outside experts, requires “blind …

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All-in-one medical marijuana facilities to be allowed under new rules

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A medical marijuana dispensary pictured on May 8, 2017.( LANSING, MI – A new medical marijuana facility licensed by the state will be able to grow, process and sell medical marijuana at the same location, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced on Thursday. The legislature last year passed legislation to legalize and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, but left …

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Dr. Oz Takes on Medical Marijuana ‘Hypocrisy’

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Daytime Emmy winner Dr. Oz (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Dr. Oz took on medical marijuana “hypocrisy” while he was on Fox & Friends recently to talk about his exclusive interview with Ivanka Trump about postpartum depression. He said medical pot could be one way out of the opioid abuse crisis. Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as TV host Dr. Oz, added a …

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Kentucky judge upholds state’s medical marijuana ban

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp — the …

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Medical Marijuana shop opens in Dadeland area

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Ever so slowly, medical marijuana retail outlets are opening around South Florida. Curaleaf, the new brand for Costa Farms’ cannabis operation , launched its first stand-alone store Thursday in the Dadeland area. The store at 9002 South Dadeland Blvd., Unit 1 is the second metropolitan-area pot shop to open in the county. Trulieve opened a store in April near Miami …

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More Aging Coloradans Are Turning To Medical Marijuana, But Data Is Sparse

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Residents in Balfour’s Riverfront Park retirement community in downtown Denver fill the building’s spacious lounge to hear Dr. Joe Cohen’s seminar, “Cannabis 101 for Seniors.” In the airy first-floor lounge of Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver, Dr. Joe Cohen prepares to speak to a packed house. This is “Cannabis 101 for Seniors,” a talk he’s given …

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More Aging Coloradans Are Turning To Medical Marijuana, But Data Is Sparse

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Residents in Balfour’s Riverfront Park retirement community in downtown Denver fill the building’s spacious lounge to hear Dr. Joe Cohen’s seminar, “Cannabis 101 for Seniors.” In the airy first-floor lounge of Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver, Dr. Joe Cohen prepares to speak to a packed house. This is “Cannabis 101 for Seniors,” a talk he’s given …

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Montel Williams speaks with KATV ahead of medical marijuana symposium

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Just two days after medical marijuana facility applications were submitted to the state, Emmy-award winning talk show host and medical marijuana advocate, Montel Williams, speaks in LR at a symposium. (KATV Photo) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Just two days after medical marijuana facility applications were submitted to the state, an Arkansas association held a symposium to discuss industry issues with …