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Medical marijuana available to Floridians starting today

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SARASOTA (FOX 13) – Today marks the first day Florida patients have access to medical marijuana, and local doctors are preparing for the influx of patients the new law is expected to bring. But, don’t expect doctors to be handing out marijuana immediately. There are strict rules in place that make getting access to the drug a timely – and …

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New York’s Medical Marijuana Mess

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I was one of the first to commend Governor Andrew Cuomo on a job well done when he passed the medical marijuana law in New York State, but I have since been so disappointed in his handling, or mishandling, of this very issue. The governor does not seem to understand that it is a not only morally wrong but it …

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Regulators Weigh New Medical Marijuana Rules, Including Allowing Nurse Practitioners To Certify Patients

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closemore Massachusetts regulators are looking into proposed changes to rules governing who can certify medical marijuana patients. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP) Nurse practitioners would be allowed to certify patients for medical marijuana use under changes being considered by state regulators. The regulators are holding an initial round of public hearings on proposed policy changes Tuesday. Under current rules, patients need permission …

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Central Florida governments preparing medical marijuana rules

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EATONVILLE, Fla. — As medical marijuana becomes legal in the state of Florida, a handful of local governments are moving to temporarily prohibit dispensaries in their cities. Eatonville is one of several local governments passing measures to give themselves more time to figure out how to regulate marijuana dispensaries. Florida voters legalized medical marijuana in November. Soon after, Orlando city …

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Medical marijuana rolls out in Florida

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Medical marijuana can be just what the doctor orders — at least some doctors. Beginning Tuesday, Amendment 2 rolls out in Florida. It was supported by 71 percent of voters in November; but don’t expect to see pot shops popping up on every corner. Doctors are taking on the risk to put the drug in patients’ hands. Right now, there …

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Medical marijuana a growing business in Connecticut, as number of patients now tops 15,000

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Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino, owner of Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut, one of eight medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino shows a sample of a medical marijuana prescription. Catherine Avalone — New Haven Register BRANFORD >> When Nick Tamborrino moved into his newly expanded medical marijuana dispensary, it came with its own vault for storing the drugs. Formerly a …

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Florida’s new medical marijuana law takes effect Tuesday

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It was a big day for pot in America. USA TODAY (Photo: tvirbickis, Getty Images/iStockphoto) TALLAHASSEE – Dr. Joseph Dorn has had a unique vantage point when it comes to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Florida. Dorn was the medical director of Surterra Therapeutics, which is one of the six dispensing organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical cannabis …