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Maryland’s medical marijuana is finally growing

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Chief executive Philip Goldberg shows one of the “flower” rooms, where marijuana plants will grow, during a tour of Green Leaf Medical in Frederick, Md. The room is lit by 1,000-watt Solis Tek bulbs to simulate sunlight. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) At long last, Maryland’s first legal marijuana crop is growing. With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell …

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Medical Marijuana Study Researching PTSD Faces Early Shut Down Thanks to Uncooperative VA Officials

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For the first time ever in the United States, researchers are working to explore the therapeutic effects of marijuana on those people suffering from post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, reports show the study is at risk of being shut down simply because the Department of Veterans Affairs is refusing to lend a helping hand. After seven years of work, and …

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Perrysburg committee unanimously against cultivating, dispensing medical marijuana

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By BRI’ON WHITESIDE Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer City Administrator Bridgette Kabat said the committee’s vote has no bearing over the legal use of medical marijuana, which must be appropriately prescribed. However, the cultivating and dispensing of medical marijuana is prohibited within the city. "Again, this does not preclude somebody, a citizen at some point in time who received the appropriate recommendation, …

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Medical marijuana licenses see decrease in Colorado, while recreational ones increase

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The number of active marijuana business licenses hit an all-time high of 2,971 in Colorado this year, according to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. But, medical licenses have actually seen a two percent decrease in the last year. According to the latest Colorado Marijuana Market Report, medical marijuana businesses made up 54.5 percent of the active marijuana business licenses in …

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Connecticut Court’s First Decision on Medical Marijuana Use Discrimination Is a Buzzkill for Employers

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User Guide To HUD's Previous Participation Review Process (aka "2530 approval") from the ABA Connecticut law allows the use of marijuana by qualified patients for medicinal purposes and expressly prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions because of an individual’s status as a qualified medical marijuana user. Federal law classifies marijuana as an illegal controlled substance and categorically prohibits the …

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Department of Health ordered to release information about medical marijuana panel

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A technician trims the flowers of medical marijuana inside Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge, N.J. in June. Franklin Labs was one of the companies awarded a permit to grow and process medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. (HARRY FISHER / THE MORNING CALL) The Pennsylvania Department of Health so far has chosen to conceal the identities of members of the review panel …

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7 companies interested in testing medical marijuana

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Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Seven companies with experience in other states have expressed interest in testing medical marijuana in North Dakota, which is setting up a system for the drug approved by voters last year. The response pleases state officials who were concerned about how much interest there would be among in-state labs that focus mainly on agricultural …