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State justices: Rx-‘pot’ votes to be counted

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Status of ballot proposals Read the Arkansas Supreme Court’s full opinion on the medical marijuana ballot proposal On Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court said that the ballot summary of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment will allow voters to make an informed decision on Election Day. As a result, the court denied an attempt to prevent votes from being counted. Now, …

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Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana rollout a slow process

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Marijuana grows April 20, 2016, at Alternative Solutions, a medical marijuana producer in Washington, D.C. Six months after being signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana as of Oct. 14, 2016, was more than a year from providing legal relief to qualifying adults. (AP file photo | For lehighvalleylive.com) It’s been six months since Gov. Tom Wolf …

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KARK to Air Medical Marijuana Forum Monday Night

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) — As Your Local Election Headquarters, KARK is set to continue our series educating voters on the impact of medical marijuana during a special program Monday night titled, "Medicine or Menace? A Medical Marijuana Forum." The program airing at 6:30 p.m. will be hosted by Drew Petrimoulx, who spent the last week in New Mexico …

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Medical marijuana rollout in Pennsylvania is a slow process

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HARRISBURG, Pa. —It’s been six months since Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and already some seriously ill children have access to the drug. But qualifying adults won’t be able to get medical marijuana until the program is fully in place in early 2018. By this fall, the state Health Department expects to publish temporary …

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Another grower applicant cries foul on Maryland medical marijuana licenses

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Another company seeking to grow marijuana for medicinal use is crying foul after it was skipped over by the state commission that awards the lucrative licenses in favor of a lower-ranked applicant. Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions was ranked 17th among applicants for one of the 15 grower licenses allowed by law. It appeared the company was out of luck. The …

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These Nine States Will Vote on Legalizing Recreational and Medical Marijuana

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Nine states have marijuana measures on the ballot this November, and chances are good that many will pass — giving pot advocates high hopes that the federal government will eventually lift its nationwide ban. In five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — voters will decide on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. In four others — Arkansas, …

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DPS director: Medical marijuana in Arizona is a joke, lie

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PHOENIX — The head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is against Proposition 205, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona. DPS Director Frank Milstead said, even though the drug is illegal in Arizona, people still manage to get their hands on it for recreational use. Milstead called medical marijuana a lie and a joke. “People …

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Voters again face medical marijuana decision

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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – With medical marijuana already a reality in Florida, voters will decide in November whether to vastly expand the types of patients who are eligible for the treatment. It’s the second time Floridians will weigh in on a medical-marijuana constitutional amendment, with the first proposal narrowly failing in 2014 to capture the 60 percent approval required for passage. …