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State health officials to expand medical marijuana law to nurse practitioners, physician assistants

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Nurse practitioners and physicians assistants are getting closer to approve patients for medical marijuana use. ALBANY — State health officials are moving to expand access to medical marijuana by allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients for the drug. Under new regulations announced Tuesday, nurse practitioners could by the end of this month begin taking the state-mandated certification …

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Pushback from R.I. medical marijuana growers, patients to proposed state regs

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More than 60 people filled a small auditorium to comment on a laundry list of restrictions on how medical marijuana will be grown, processed, packaged and monitored in Rhode Island. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Medical marijuana patients and growers are arguing the state’s newly proposed regulations are designed to maximize revenues and create a corporate environment that could be filled with …

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Suit seeks to restore immediate medical marijuana acess

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Medical marijuana backers seek a stay of the Supreme Court’s decision severely restricting access to the herb. Also, an initiative to expand medical access to the plant will be on the ballot in November. Montana Cannabis Industry Association attorney Jim Goetz filed a request in Broadwater County District Court on Tuesday seeking the immediate implementation of medical marijuana reform Initiative …

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Complaint seeks to immediately restore access to medical marijuana

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Thom Bridge, Independent Record Montana Cannabis Industry Association attorney Jim Goetz filed a request in Broadwater County district court on Tuesday for the court to immediately implement medical marijuana reform Initiative 182 and restore access to thousands of patients otherwise cut off until June 30. Goetz’ complaint contends the implementation date of June 30 is a scrivener’s error, and that …

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Two medical marijuana facilities under construction in Bridgewater

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BRIDGEWATER- Two building currently being constructed on Elm Street are proof of Bridgewater’s growing medical marijuana businesses. Since 2014 about six medical marijuana companies have come to the town of Bridgewater in hopes of building their facilities in the town and with ongoing construction this year it is likely that two medical marijuana companies will open their doors in Bridgewater …

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State presses onward with medical marijuana program expansions

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The state Department of Health on Tuesday officially filed amendments and proposed rules for New York’s medical marijuana program that will allow it to authorize nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients. Chief cultivator Chuck Schmitt examines a plant during the first harvest of cannabis plants by Vireo Health of New York has begun at Tryon Technology Park and …

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Medical Marijuana Could Help Treat Addiction

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Can marijuana be used to treat addiction? Not according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration , which classifies marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance with “a high potential for abuse.” According to the DEA, adults who used marijuana at a young age are five times more likely to become dependent on narcotic painkillers, heroin and other drugs. But a …