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New medical marijuana law expands access for PTSD patients

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Jeremy Sparks sits outside his home in Effingham earlier this month. LUCAS MASIN-MOYER / Monitor staff » Buy this Image Heather Marie Brown, 40, of Center Barnstead poses for a photo outside her home. Brown – like thousands of New Hampshire residents – will be eligible to receive medical marijuana Aug. 27 when PTSD is added to the list of …

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Nevada Supreme Court asked to reconsider ruling on medical marijuana registry

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In this July 1, 2017 file photo, a cashier rings up a marijuana sale at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. A medical marijuana patient is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its refusal to end mandatory state registration and fees for medical pot cards now that marijuana is legal statewide for recreational use. (AP Photo/John Locher, file) …

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HempStaff holds medical marijuana dispensary training in West Palm Beach

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A different kind of job training took place in our area Saturday – one that reflects the changing landscape here in Florida. Dozens of prospective employees showed up, hoping to learn the ins and out of Medicinal Marijuana in West Palm Beach. The class was hosted by Florida based company HempStaff. Instructors were hesitant to …

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Ohio medical marijuana: Proposed rule bans edibles with kid appeal

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A medical marijuana plant at a dispensary in Seattle. COLUMBUS, Ohio >> A proposed rule for Ohio’s medical marijuana program says edible products that resemble cartoon characters, superheroes or pop-culture figures should not be allowed. The Columbus Dispatch reports that it’s among more than 100 proposed medical marijuana rules to be considered Monday by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency …

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State lawmakers green-light medical marijuana use in schools. Now school boards have to hash out the details

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This school year, children who rely on medical marijuana for a variety of ailments may be allowed to use the drug at school. On June 23, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that established the framework for medical marijuana in Florida. In addition to legalizing cannabis oils, pills and edibles for eligible patients, the law allows qualified children to take the …

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Maryland’s Highest Court Rules in Medical Marijuana Case

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Finalists seeking licenses to grow medical marijuana in the state can defend their interests in a legal challenge over how they were chosen, Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday. The Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that barred the finalists from involvement in the case. “We are gratified by the decision of the Court of Appeals …

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Senate Votes To Shield Medical Marijuana States From Federal Crackdown

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A new Senate committee vote aims to make it tougher for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on medical marijuana industries in states where it’s legal. The Senate Appropriations Committee tacked an amendment onto an upcoming budget bill that prohibits the Justice Department from using its funding to stop states from implementing their own medical pot laws. This comes …

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Republicans Kill Medical Marijuana Provision For Veterans

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet . Republicans on the House Rules Committee successfully stopped Veterans Affairs doctors from being allowed to recommend medical marijuana in states where the treatment is legal. The “Veterans Equal Access” amendment will not move to debate on the House floor. GOP lawmakers wouldn’t allow it to be included in the House’s proposed VA funding bill …