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What will Ohio’s medical marijuana program look like?

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COLUMBUS – Ohio lawmakers legalized medical marijuana three months ago, but figuring out who can grow it, sell it and use it will take another couple years. Right now, the people overseeing Ohio’s new medical marijuana program are creating rules on how many companies can grow medical marijuana, how many stores can sell it and how doctors can recommend it. …

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Medical marijuana was Arkansas’ top news story in 2016

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LITTLE ROCK – A decision by Arkansas’ voters to let residents with certain medical conditions obtain marijuana to ease their symptoms was an overwhelming choice as the state’s top news story of 2016, according to balloting by Associated Press journalists and the news organization’s members. Arkansas became the first Bible Belt state to approve medical marijuana, and a state panel …

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Florida Prepares As Medical Marijuana Amendment Goes Into Effect Tuesday

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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 in the state. He resigned from that position two months ago and has opened a medical marijuana …

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GA lawmakers gear up for 2017 medical marijuana initiatives

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(Source: WTVM) (WTVM) – As the new year inches closer, many lawmakers are looking forward to a new legislative session to push important issues, and make changes for you. One Georgia republican, in particular, hopes the upcoming legislative session is more welcoming to medical marijuana laws. "Very painful and rare genetic skin disease. He’s young and his condition causes severe …

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Arkansas bill filings focus on medical marijuana

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LITTLE ROCK – Several bills enabling various operations of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission are among a number of bill filings this week at the state Capitol in preparation for the 91st General Assembly regular session. Lawmakers also filed bills regarding military justice procedures and a bill to amend the law regarding criminal responsibility of defendants claiming mental disease or …

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California’s Gigantic Medical-Marijuana Industry Could Be Devastated by an Unlikely Source

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Image source: Getty Images. If you support the legalization of marijuana, 2016 didn’t give you much to complain about. Last year, residents in four states approved recreational-marijuana ballot initiatives, doubling the total from the end of 2015, while five new states put medical-cannabis laws on their books. By year’s end, 28 states and Washington, D.C., had legalized medical pot. And …

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What to know as Amendment 2 goes into effect on Tuesday

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — 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 in the state. He resigned from that position two months ago and has …

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Israel’s Ariel University opens first academic course on medical cannabis

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The course is designed for students in the field of medical administration, after they have completed one year of study at least. A marijuana leaf. (photo credit:REUTERS) A first-ever academic course in the use of medical cannabis, recognized by the Council for Higher Education, has been launched by Ariel University. It was initiated by Dr. Michael Dor, a senior lecturer …