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South Florida Police, School Officials Discuss Medical Marijuana Concerns

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Florida’s medical marijuana amendment passed with huge margins in November but how lawmakers will implement it is sparking concern, especially among South Florida law enforcement and school officials. A large crowd attended Tuesday’s Department of Health public forum on medical marijuana in Fort Lauderdale, where some gave emotional anecdotes on how best to write the laws. Miami-Dade County Public Schools …

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Let sick people have medical marijuana

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos mostly got it right in softening his stance on medical marijuana recently. “If you get a prescription to use an opiate or you get a prescription to use marijuana, to me I think that’s the same thing,” Vos, R-Rochester, told the Associated Press . “I would be open to that.” We generally agree, with this caveat: …

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Medical Marijuana: How You Can Cash In on Pennsylvania’s Program

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Americans for Safe Access is a D.C.-based advocacy group that advances medical marijuana research and therapeutics. Perched high above Old City in Philadelphia, a dozen smartly dressed professionals sat in a conference room Tuesday morning learning about medical marijuana. The cohort represented a diverse gathering of interests – from technology to pharmaceuticals – all with the same goal: to cash …

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Last chance to weigh in on medical marijuana rules

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Today is your last chance to tell state leaders how you feel about medical marijuana. Do you want to see more dispensaries? Fewer? Should more people get access to treatment or should it be restricted? The Health Department will host a 2-hour public meeting from 9am to 11am Wednesday at their Tampa Laboratory at 3602 Spectrum Boulevard. Health Department leaders …

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Buchanan divided over medical marijuana retail dispensaries

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BUCHANAN, Mich. (WNDU) — What makes the Red Bud City blossom? If you ask JT Williams, traditional values sow the seeds of Buchanan. "We’re trying to protect our communities," said Williams. Williams fears a new Michigan law will threaten his native city’s safety. Signed in December 2016, the Medical Marijuana Facilities Act outlines regulation, implementation, and enforcement of medicinal cannabis. …

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Contaminated cannabis? UC Davis researchers find mold, fungi in medical marijuana

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In uneasy news for medical marijuana users, UC Davis researchers have identified potentially lethal bacteria and mold on samples from 20 Northern California pot dispensaries, leading them to warn patients with weakened immune systems to avoid smoking, vaping or inhaling aerosolized cannabis. “For the vast majority of cannabis users, this is not of great concern,” said Dr. George Thompson, professor …

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ICYMI: Medical marijuana company officers charged for transporting products to NY

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My colleague Claire Hughes reported Monday night on two former executives of an affiliate of medical marijuana company Vireo Health of New York who have been charged with illegally transporting medical marijuana products to the Empire State in 2015. From her report: Two former officers of Minnesota Medical Solutions, an affiliate of Vireo Health of New York, have been charged …

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Philly To Host Medical Marijuana Training

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(Photo by David McNew/ Getty Images) by Paul Kurtz PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is hosting medical marijuana experts and those who want to get involved in the business. Last October, Scott Shank gave up his career as an electrical engineer to become a founding member of a Silver Spring, Maryland-based cannabis healthcare company called Agrimed Industries. “I saw cannabis itself …