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2 Tennessee Republicans introduce medical marijuana bill

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(WSMV file photo) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products. Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill’s filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls. The lawmakers believe the change could benefit 65,000 Tennesseans. Patients …

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Florida Supreme Court Disbars Medical Marijuana Lawyer

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida lawyer was disbarred Thursday for telling clients it was OK to possess, use and grow marijuana for medical use — more than two years before Florida approved medical marijuana. The Florida Supreme Court said in its order that some of Ian Christensen’s clients were arrested and some lost their jobs because of his bad …

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Nebraskans could vote on medical cannabis under constitutional amendment proposed by Lincoln lawmaker

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Saying Nebraska leaders have failed to act, a state senator has introduced a constitutional amendment that would put the question of medical cannabis before voters this year. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln introduced the amendment Thursday, saying Nebraskans who find that cannabis eases their pain and suffering should not be forced across state lines or be treated like criminals. “Tens …

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Report Supports Help for Minorities in Medical Cannabis Industry

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(peeterv/iStock) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Data on discrimination in Maryland’s overall economy provides “a strong basis in evidence” to support helping businesses owned by women and minorities in the types of industries relevant to the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry, a state report released Wednesday said. The report, released by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration, was conducted by Jon Wainwright, an …

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Central Florida medical marijuana firm sold in $43M deal

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A New York -based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago. iAnthus Capital Management purchased the assets of GrowHealthy Holdings, a Lake Wales marijuana operator affiliated with McCrory’s Sunny Hill …

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Medical Marijuana Sales Down In Colorado

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The State of Colorado released its full-year 2017 marijuana sales tax collections and the medical marijuana market continues to decline as users make the switch to recreational marijuana. The initial data showed that medical marijuana sales had slowed, but now the latest report demonstrates that sales are actually declining. Matt Karnes, founder of GreenWave Advisors said that his estimates were …

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Republicans introduce bill to expand medical marijuana in Tennessee

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Two Republicans are set to introduce a bill that would make Tennessee the latest state to allow medical marijuana. Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, filed the measure Thursday. The legislation would only allow oil-based manufactured products and would not permit the sale of raw cannabis, also known as marijuana, as is common in other states. As …

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Md. report supports help for minorities in medical marijuana business

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ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Data on discrimination in Maryland’s overall economy provides "a strong basis in evidence" to support helping businesses owned by women and minorities in the types of industries relevant to the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry, a state report released Wednesday said. The report, released by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration, was conducted by Jon Wainwright, an economist and …