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Lehigh Valley gets two medical marijuana dispensaries

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GuadCo LLC has been issued a permit to open a medical marijuana facility at 2467 Baglyos Circle, Bethlehem Township. (MICHELLE MERLIN / THE MORNING CALL) The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued permits to medical marijuana dispensaries that will open their primary locations in Allentown and Bethlehem Township. Mission Pennsylvania II LLC, an Arizona-based company, has a permit to open …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries permitted for Scranton, Edwardsville

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Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Edwardsville and a community in the Poconos may soon be home to medical marijuana dispensaries. The state Department of Health on Thursday revealed the names of 27 winning permit applicants. They are Columbia Care Pennsylvania LLC, with its primary dispensary at 1790 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton; a second dispensary at 765 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre; and a third on …

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State Has Until Monday To Implement Medical Marijuana Rules

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Felicia Duncan’s 7-year-old daughter Emma has been living with epilepsy for years. She been seizure-free since January thanks to medical marijuana. But it costs her Mom $391 a month. “It is very, very expensive right now,” Duncan said. “And everything has to come out of my pocket, doctor visits and medications and everything.” When voters approved Amendment 2 in November, …

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Here’s How To Apply For A Medical Marijuana Permit

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Anyone interested in using medical marijuana for treatment will first have to follow quite a few steps. The Arkansas Department of Health begins accepting applications for medical marijuana registry identification cards on Friday (June 30). However, the department won’t hand out the medical marijuana ID cards until 30 days before medical marijuana is legally for sale in …

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Expecting Lawsuits, Florida Governor Signs Contentious Medical Marijuana Legislation

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Governor Rick Scott has signed the bill and Department of Health Office of Compassionate Use Director, Christian Bax must now write the rules to Implement Amendment 2 As of Friday, June 23rd, at the end of the business day, Floridians needing medical cannabis just walked out of the fog and into the smog. Since January, when the bill was set …

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State law invalidated Miami Beach’s proposed medical marijuana zoning; now what?

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After state lawmakers passed legislation governing Florida’s medical marijuana industry this month, local zoning regulations for dispensaries being considered in Miami Beach have stalled. The new state regulations pre-empt local governments from regulating medical cannabis dispensaries any more than they regulate pharmacies, blowing a hole in the zoning plans of Miami-Dade County and Miami Beach. The only other option for …

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Survey: Pain patients overwhelmingly prefer medical marijuana over opioids

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Enlarge Getty | ShaunGoo When patients have a choice between opioids and medical marijuana for a painful condition, an overwhelming majority say they prefer marijuana, that it works just as well, and has fewer side effects, a new survey finds. Though the survey , involving 2,897 medical cannabis patients, didn’t track actual drug use or efficacy, the findings fits with …

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State keeps medical marijuana grow applications secret

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GROWING MARIJUANA IN OHIO (Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI, AFP/Getty Images) COLUMBUS – Who applied to grow medical marijuana in Ohio? The state isn’t saying. After legalizing medical marijuana last year, the state is setting up a massive program to oversee the businesses who grow and sell marijuana as well as doctors who recommend it to patients. Those who want to grow …