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Officials: 12,000 licenses approved for Oklahoma medical marijuana patients

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Almost four months after Oklahomans approved a measure to legalize medical marijuana, state officials say thousands have already been approved for a license. Under State Question 788, a person 18 years or older would need to apply for a medical marijuana license with the Oklahoma State Department of Health after receiving a note from their doctor. If …

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6 of the most popular strains of marijuana and what they’re prescribed for

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There has been a recent wave of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Although it is still greatly stigmatized, medical marijuana is increasing in popularity across the United States. Today, 33 states and Washington DC have laws legalizing medical marijuana. Proponents of medical marijuana see it as an alternative to many of the addictive opioids prescribed today. "If people read the …

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Texas senator files bill to expand who can use medical marijuana

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Texas senator has filed a bill to bring medical marijuana to Texas. It would be the 33rd state to allow cannabis to be prescribed to people with certain conditions. Senate Bill 90 would increase the number of "debilitating" medical conditions that qualify for the Texas Compassionate Use Program. Currently, doctors can only prescribe low-THC cannabis to …

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Moulton legislation would push VA on medical marijuana for veterans

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Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/file photo Sixth District Congressman Seth Moulton. Millions of American military veterans — more than one in five, according to an American Legion survey — use marijuana to treat a medical ailment. But many of those veterans say the Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides health care to former servicemembers, isn’t responsive to their needs. Citing the …

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New drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary in Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – It’s only the second one of its kind in Florida — Orlando’s newest medical marijuana dispensary has a drive-thru window. The Curaleaf dispensary, located near Semoran Blvd. and Colonial Drive, has medical marijuana pills, topical creams, oils and vaping supplements. It’s all for patients who have a doctor’s order and state approval. "We help …

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Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries to be announced in December

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The MMC plans to meet December 19th to announce what 32 applicants will receive dispensary licenses. LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission met on Tuesday to discuss various items, including the dispensary applications scoring progress. Public Consulting Group, the consultants hired to score 198 dispensary applications, will have their scoring completed by next month. The MMC plans …

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High chance for medical marijuana debate at statehouse

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Legislators in the Indiana Statehouse haven’t seen much traction in their efforts to convince the General Assembly that legalizing medical marijuana would benefit Hoosiers. Tallian However, optimism was sparked when Indiana legalized cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, earlier this year by large majorities in both chambers. With that door opened, legislators such as Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, are hopeful …

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Arkansas trails Oklahoma in setting up medical marijuana program

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A medical marijuana dispensary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is already up and running less than six months after voters approved medical marijuana in the Sooner State. Arkansans are still waiting to see the product growing more than two years after voting it into law in 2016. (Photo: KTUL) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The five companies granted cultivation licenses by Arkansas’s Medical …