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Medical marijuana: County ordinance still taking shape

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Final hearing on May 16 @JimRossOSB The County Commission on Tuesday continued making progress on an ordinance governing medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance is not yet final, and no vote was taken. Background: Florida voters in November approved a constitutional amendment allowing for medical marijuana. The state and municipalities have spent recent months creating local rules and regulations so that …

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Medical marijuana facility approved by Holyoke Council

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Peter Kadens, chief executive officer of GTI Massachusett NP Corp., which wants to operate a medical marijuana cultivation and processing facility at 28 Appleton St., smiles before the Holyoke City Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (MIKE PLAISANCE / THE REPUBLICAN) HOLYOKE — The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant approval for a medical …

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Florida House gets comfortable with medical marijuana, but says no to smoking it

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The Florida House passed legislation that would put medical marijuana into effect in the state after making last-minute changes released by bill sponsors Tuesday morning. Under the House’s proposal ( HB 1397 ), patients with a list of conditions — including cancer, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy — could be certified to obtain medical marijuana by a doctor. The bill also says …

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Akron leaders approve plan to welcome cultivation, sale of medical marijuana

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You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. AKRON, Ohio– Akron City Council has unanimously approved legislation that lays the groundwork and opens the door for any company or individual wanting to grow and sell medical marijuana within the city limits consistent with state law. State lawmakers last year created laws …

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Florida House passes medical marijuana implementing bill

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to implement Florida’s medical marijuana amendment passed the House of Representatives and is heading to the Senate. HB 1397 – approved in a 105-9 vote Tuesday – allows patients who suffer chronic pain related to one of 10 qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana. It also allows patients to visit a doctor once every …

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Erie Twp. OKs applying for medical marijuana licenses

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Buy Photo ERIE TOWNSHIP – While many area communities have opted to wait on medical marijuana, it could be growing in a neighboring township that welcomes it as a potential business opportunity. Erie Township trustees have approved a resolution that would limit medical marijuana businesses in their jurisdiction to one cultivation facility and one processing facility, but it does not …

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Medical marijuana bill moves closer to passing

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The House passed its medical marijuana bill 105-9. The Senate version is ready for a floor vote. Substantial changes to the Florida House version of medical marijuana rules bring it closer to the Senate bill — and closer to becoming law. Bill sponsor state Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, said the changes were made in negotiations with the Senate and that …

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An Insider’s Guide to California’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

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The three state agencies that will oversee California’s medical cannabis industry released their proposed rules for the state system late last week. There are a lot of them. Rules, that is. It took us a while to comb through them all, but we managed. The result: Below you will find the single most insightful, comprehensive, legalese-free insider’s guide to California’s …