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Mexico nears legalization of medical marijuana

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Photo by David Downs Building from a series of rapid marijuana law reform sweeping Mexico, the country’s lawmakers have now voted to approve marijuana use for medicinal purposes. Mexico’s Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize cannabis for both medical and scientific needs, reports the Associated Press . “The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of …

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Oberlin Council resolution supports medical marijuana

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� OBERLIN — A resolution supporting medical marijuana businesses in the city’s industrial park was unanimously passed by Council on Monday. The zoning of the city’s industrial park is compatible with the cultivation, testing and processing of marijuana for medical purposes, the resolution states. The resolution also notes that the industrial park is the only location in the city zoned …

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Akron City Council Clears the Way for Medical Marijuana

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Credit CITY OF AKRON Akron City Council has unanimously approved legislation that adds more local control to Ohio’s legalization of medical marijuana . The Ohio law allows the cultivation, processing and sale of medical marijuana. Akron’s ordinance includes zoning that keeps growing and processing operations at least 500 feet from schools, churches and playgrounds. And it restricts retailers from any …

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Medical marijuana safe from federal crackdown through September, according to near-final budget

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2016 Getty Images DENVER – Colorado’s medical marijuana is safe from a federal crackdown through at least September, after lawmakers worked a rider into the bipartisan budget deal to protect states with medical marijuana programs. The section of the budget deal pertaining to medical marijuana (pages 230-231) says that the Department of Justice may not use any budgetary funds “to …

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Texas House set to hear medical marijuana bill

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0 To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. A Texas House committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state as a medical treatment option for a wide range of health conditions, including chronic pain, cancer, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder. The hearing – in …

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Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

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WASHINGTON ― Congress, once again, is blocking the Justice Department from spending any money that interferes with state medical marijuana laws. In their newly unveiled budget bill, lawmakers included a provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, that allows states to carry on with crafting their own medical marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention. The bill, which funds the government …

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BFD Alert: California Releases Long-Awaited Initial Medical Marijuana Rules

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It’s finally happened. Three of the California agencies implementing the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”) released their initial draft rules last Friday. These long-anticipated rules make up the bulk of the regulatory standards for: transportation, distribution, and retailers (as developed by the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation/Bureau of Marijuana Control ); cultivation (as developed by the Department of …

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Research: Opioid Deaths Down As Much As 25 Percent In States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Deaths from prescription painkillers have more than quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Doctors are looking at alternatives to addictive prescriptions for treating pain. South Jersey Sixth …