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Lawmaker seeks to ease tax burden on groups that give free medical cannabis

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For 20 years, Joe Airone rode a bicycle through San Francisco’s Tenderloin, Castro and Mission neighborhoods, delivering free cannabis to low-income patients with terminal cancer and AIDS. He made his last stop in December, then shut down his group, Sweetleaf Collective , to avoid paying thousands of dollars in annual taxes under state Proposition 64. He’s among a handful of …

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mHealth Programs Look For Clinical Value to Medical Marijuana

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Source: ThinkStock Up until now, much of the mobile health activity in this controversial field has focused on mHealth apps and tools that connect consumers with providers who can prescribe medical marijuana and with medical marijuana distributors. But some vendors and health systems are now looking at online platforms to gather data from patients, perhaps as a precursor to clinical …

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Ohio Delays Awarding Licenses To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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Richard Vogel / Associated Press Ohio’s medical marijuana problem has hit another snag. Hundreds of applicants seeking to operate medical marijuana dispensaries as part of the state program were supposed to learn whether or not they’ve received licenses on Wednesday. That announcement has now been postponed until June. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said it canceled Wednesday’s special meeting two …

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Legal on College Campuses

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In a major win for medical cannabis patients in Arizona, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public college students with medical cards cannot face criminal charges for possessing or using marijuana on campus. The court ruled against a 2012 law that banned cannabis on public higher education institutions, finding it unconstitutional and a violation of voters’ intent. The court’s …

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Medical marijuana businesses closer to opening in Niles

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Detail of a marijuana leaf. Tribune File Photo NILES — Last December, the city awarded provisional licenses to four medical marijuana companies to do business in town. As Memorial Day closes in, none of them is yet doing business in town. Three of the four businesses now have special land use approvals for sites in the city, and the fourth …

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Medical marijuana manufacturer had past EPA investigation

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BISMARCK, N.D. – It’s been a long, complicated process to implement the medical marijuana program approved by North Dakota voters in 2016. Now, questions are being raised about Pure Dakota LLC, one of the companies selected last week to receive a medical marijuana manufacturers license. David Meyer of Flasher is listed as the company’s registered agent. He was investigated by …

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Arizona Supreme Court: Medical marijuana on university campus not subject to arrest

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Marijuana Katherine Hitt, flickr PHOENIX — Medical marijuana patients are free to have their drug on college and university campuses without having to fear arrest, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this morning. The justices said the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act gave those who have certain medical conditions permission to obtain up to 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana every two …