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Medical marijuana dispensaries could be coming to Md. by summer

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WASHINGTON — Medical marijuana has been legal in Maryland since June 2014, but there is still no place in the state where patients can legally buy it. However, that may soon change. Medical marijuana dispensary businesses in Maryland were given a preliminary thumbs-up on Friday, according to a news release from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The businesses could be …

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Medical marijuana has improved life for one little boy

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J.J. Sampley, a 9-year-old boy who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, made local news Aug. 18 when he was the first person in Northwest Florida to receive legally grown, state-manufactured medical marijuana. By Tom McLaughlin | 315-4435 | @TomMnwfdn | tmclaughlin@nwfdailynews.com "Daddy" is a word Jonathan Sampley has been waiting nine years to hear. Just a few short months have passed …

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City weighs moratorium as medical marijuana industry eyes capital city

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Marijuana growing facility Surterra is one of the first in Florida to cultivate and harvest their crops Joe Rondone/Democrat Buy Photo Given the rush of inquiries about where people can locate cannabis companies, Tallahassee planning officials are recommending the city commission pump the brakes on issuing new permits for marijuana dispensaries and medical centers until the Legislature passes new rules …

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New medical marijuana research could greenlight more uses in treatment

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Despite its continuing hardline stance against marijuana, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shown some signs of relenting and this summer opened the door to allowing more farms to grow cannabis for official research purposes. That’s an important step forward that may change the potential marijuana has for medical treatment. Up to this point, researchers have had to depend …

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Anti-Pot Group Wants Strict Rules for Medical Marijuana

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Error loading player: No playable sources found LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A national anti-pot group is urging Arkansas lawmakers to impose strict restrictions on medical marijuana. The groups says its goal is to mitigate potential health risks including to pregnant woman and their babies. The Marijuana Victims’ Association says its goal is to protect the public, but some doctors say …

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North Palm to join other PBC cities with medical pot moratoriums

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PALM BEACH GARDENS — Local officials who want to comply with Florida voters’ wishes to allow medical marijuana are at the mercy of the state to make up regulations in the first six months of 2017. Wary of allowing dispensaries before the regulations take effect, several Palm Beach County governments have imposed temporary bans or are considering them. Boca Raton …

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NFL Players Need Medical Marijuana, But Their Union Won’t Help

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Illustration by Jim Cooke Before the NFL season started, every active player received a letter from retired players Jake Plummer and Eugene Monroe. The pair was working with academic researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania, the letter explained, and they were looking for data. The researchers wanted to know how players coped with a season’s worth of …

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GOP to introduce medical marijuana bill for Tennessee

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The campaign to legalize marijuana achieved a major breakthrough, with victories in at least six states on Election Day, including California. Three other states, Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota, voted to allow pot for medical purposes. (Nov. 9) AP Medical marijuana will again become a topic of discussion and legislation during the 2017 legislative session. An announcement from the House …