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Prop. 64 wrinkle: Taxes stop on medical marijuana long before recreational sales start

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Many provisions of Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana won’t go into effect until 2018, but one aspect of it takes effect immediately. There’s no more tax on medical marijuana. California voters approved the ballot measure earlier this month, opening the door for the sale of recreational marijuana in the state, but not until 2018. The proposition is meant to shift …

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Medical marijuana; problems and questions for law enforcment

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With the passage of Issue 6 during the November election, medical marijuana is coming to Arkansas. What the process for cultivating, dispensing and prescribing will look like is still to be determined. What is clear is that at least some law enforcement officials see potential problems coming with medical marijuana. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel said both as chief …

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A Basic Right, But Not For Medical Marijuana Cardholders

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Every year gun rights heatedly debated. Some think there should be no restrictions on gun purchases, and others call for regulations in response to gun violence and mass shootings. While the semantics of gun laws are often debated, most people believe that lawful citizens should have the right to bear arms. Yet, for medical marijuana cardholders—patients simply seeking treatment—the Second …

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A legal snafu made medical weed tax-free in California for the entirety of 2017

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A woman holding a marijuana joint makes a face-palm. Californians, break out your rolling papers. California joined three other states in legalizing recreational marijuana on Election Day. But an oversight in the text of the ballot measure gives medical marijuana patients a tax break well before the January 1, 2018, target. The legal loophole made medical weed tax-free effective immediately …

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Woman turns to medical marijuana to cure cancer

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. TARPON SPRINGS, FL ( WFLA ) — Florida’s Amendment Two is opening the flood gates for people seeking alternative treatments for an array of health conditions, including cancer. For Tammy Levent, of Tarpon Springs, Amendment Two passing means a much easier path to keeping her cancer in remission. …

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Five medical marijuana bills in the Utah legislature, but it may not stop a ballot initiative

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You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. SALT LAKE CITY — After nearly a year of studying the issue, the Utah State Legislature’s interim Health and Human Services ultimately declined to endorse any bills on medical marijuana. "We conclude the issue is significant, but that more time is needed to …

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Tampa Bay woman turns to medical marijuana to treat cancer

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. TARPON SPRINGS, FL (WFLA) — Florida’s Amendment Two is opening the flood gates for people seeking alternative treatments for an array of health conditions, including cancer. For Tammy Levent, of Tarpon Springs, Amendment Two passing means a much easier path to keeping her cancer in remission. In May …

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Clinic that screens, monitors medical marijuana patients opens in Pekin

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PEKIN — Caprice Sweatt moved back to central Illinois “to shout loud and proud” about mounting proof that medical marijuana relieves pain and other illness symptoms better and more safely than opiate drugs. Stephanie Groutage of Canton said her 9-year-old son went from 25 to 35 epileptic seizures an hour to apparently none after he began ingesting cannabis oil. “I …