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Mayor: Medical marijuana dispensary a ‘positive thing’ for Algonquin

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Algonquin officials are considering allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to open at 1154 N. Main St. The benefits outweigh the risks when it comes to opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Algonquin, officials say. Ross Morreale of ILDISP III LLC has proposed repurposing a free-standing building at 1154 N. Main St. to sell marijuana products and paraphernalia to patients with …

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Charges in medical marijuana case dismissed

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(Photo: Jennifer Bowman/Enquirer file ) Cases have been dismissed against two men charged with violating the medical marijuana law following police raids in Springfield in 2013. In an opinion released Wednesday by Calhoun County District Judge Frank Line, charges issued in March 2014 of possession and delivery of marijuana were dismissed against Kiel Howland and Brett Mumy, who were working …

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In-State Medical Marijuana Cultivation May Be on Georgia’s Horizon

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Laurie Avocado / Wikimedia Commons A new Georgia bill calls for a statewide vote on legalizing the production and sale of medicinal marijuana, according to the Associated Press . The bill, H.R. 36, would set up a referendum for the November 2018 midterm election and give voters the opportunity to allow cultivation in the state. The proposal was introduced by …

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Medical marijuana law starts to take shape in Florida Legislature

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Jacel Delgadillo is still waiting for her 5-year-old son Bruno to be able to use medical marijuana legally in Florida. Bruno suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. When he started using cannabis, Bruno went from having hundreds of seizures a week to fewer than five. Though voters in November overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that eases …

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For some with seizures and PTSD, medical marijuana is still out of reach

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LOS ANGELES – Marijuana is legal as a recreational drug in eight U.S. states (California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington) but there are some places where people are denied access to it as treatment for serious medical conditions. When you suffer from Sanfilippo Syndrome (also known as MPS III), seizures and uncontrollable movements can be a daily …

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Medical marijuana lags in the Legislature

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Vials of medical marijuana oil. [Monica Herndon | Tampa Bay Times] TALLAHASSEE — Debates have begun to put voter-approved medical pot into state law and patients’ hands. State senators and officials with the Florida Department of Health have rolled out their initial plans to enact Amendment 2, which was supported by 71 percent of voters in November, and House leaders …

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Twenty show up to Buchanan meeting to oppose medical marijuana dispensary

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BUCHANAN — The existence of a medical marijuana dispensary here would take away from the hometown values promoted heavily by the city and others to entice more people to move into the community. That was among the messages conveyed by a group of about 20 people who turned out for Monday night’s commissioners meeting to express their concerns about the …