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Medical marijuana group clears first York City hurdle

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Buy Photo A local company hoping to open a medical marijuana growing and processing facility in York City took a small step toward that goal Monday night at a city planning commission meeting. After attorneys for Five-Leaf Remedies led an examination of the group’s plans and goals, the commission unanimously recommended the approval of a variance to the city’s zoning …

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Patients oppose 6 percent sales tax on medical marijuana

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Thom Bridge,thom.bridge@helenair.com Patients asked a state committee to strike down a proposed 6 percent tax on medical marijuana, saying Montanans are opposed to any sales tax and that putting one on the backs of the sick isn’t right. "Right now you guys are presenting a problem for patients," said Casey Brock, who told the House Taxation Committee he uses medical …

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These Are the 10 Best and Worst States for Medical Cannabis

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Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the medical cannabis patient advocacy group, recently released its annual report assigning letter grades to states based on the proficiency of their medical cannabis programs. The good news: 39 states improved their medical cannabis laws last year. The bad news: Six states have yet to legalize any form of medical cannabis, including CBD products, and …

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Lawmakers Support Medical Marijuana Research

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WMFE A House budget panel Tuesday approved a proposal that would send $2.462 million to the University of Florida for research about issues such as the effectiveness of medical marijuana in treating patients. The proposal (HB 3159), sponsored by Rep. Dane Eagle , R-Cape Coral, is related to a 2014 law that legalized non-euphoric cannabis for patients with a limited …

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Jeff Sessions: ‘Medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)( U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took a hard-line stance against medical marijuana on Wednesday, telling reporters that use of the drug for medicinal purposes "has been hyped, maybe too much." Jeff Sessions, to reporters in Richmond just now: "I think medical marijuana …

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Bills would protect Massachusetts medical marijuana patients from losing job over drug test

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Can a worker be fired or denied a job for using medical marijuana? At the same time as Massachusetts’ highest court is considering the question, state lawmakers will also be debating whether to pass a new law to protect medical marijuana patients at work. "Those protections are still not there, and our leaders need to recognize it and do something …

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Lawmakers Support Medical Marijuana Research

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WMFE A House budget panel Tuesday approved a proposal that would send $2.462 million to the University of Florida for research about issues such as the effectiveness of medical marijuana in treating patients. The proposal (HB 3159), sponsored by Rep. Dane Eagle , R-Cape Coral, is related to a 2014 law that legalized non-euphoric cannabis for patients with a limited …