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Md. chooses 102 companies to open medical-marijuana dispensaries

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Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, who runs a medical-marijuana dispensary in the Takoma neighborhood of Northwest Washington, has secured preliminary authorization to sell the products in Bethesda. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post) Maryland officials Friday announced the 102 businesses who have received preliminary authorization to sell the state’s first legal medical marijuana, bringing the long-awaited program a step closer to fruition. The …

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Seminar dispenses help for Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas voters joined a national trend of legalizing medical marijuana this past election. Arkansas is the first state in the "Bible Belt" to pass such law and people who supported the constitutional amendment are promised a chance at a lucrative new opportunity within the Natural State. After a Medical Marijuana Commission was announced earlier in …

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Medical marijuana company considers facility in Swansea

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A national leader in the medical marijuana market wants to make a $4 million investment that it says could bring dozens of jobs and add substantially to the tax base. SWANSEA – There’s a single road off GAR Highway where a medical marijuana facility could be sited in this town. A national leader in the burgeoning market, headquartered in Portland, …

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Group Against Pot Wants Strict Rules for Medical Marijuana

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Error loading player: No playable sources found LITTLE ROCK, AR (FOX16) 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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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 …