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WATCH LIVE: Arkansas Medical Marijuana Forum Monday Night

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK) Local 24’s Nexstar Broadcasting sister station, KARK is taking a look at the impact of medical marijuana during a special program Monday night titled, "Medicine or Menace? A Medical Marijuana Forum." The program will be hosted by Drew Petrimoulx, who spent the last week in New Mexico profiling changes that have occurred in that state since …

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Arkansas Court: Voters to Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

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Voters will have their say on at least one medical marijuana proposal this November, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 13. Justices sided with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow patients with certain medical conditions to purchase marijuana from dispensaries. A coalition of groups, including the state Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Farm Bureau, had …

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Townships prepare for medical marijuana production

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The legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania has Hazle Township supervisors considering restricting where growers, processors and distributors can operate and officials in Butler Township contemplating their own regulations. Local officials are considering how they would handle proposals to produce or distribute medical marijuana as a Schuylkill County business looks to secure a permit for growing and processing it. Pennsylvania …

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CNY Doctor Looks to Mainstream Medical Marijuana

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It has been 10 months since medical marijuana was legalized in New York state, but for many trying to understand the new program, it might not seem so easy to access. How can you cut through the red tape to help your chronic illness? Gabrielle Lucivero spoke with one local doctor who is looking to usher in, what he calls, …

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Medicine or Menace: Medical Marijuana In Action

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KARK ARKANSAS–Arkansas voters are facing a decision. Should medical marijuana be legalized in the state? There has been much debate over the benefits of the medicinal value of cannabis, and the impact legalization could have on the state. To get a better idea we sent our Drew Petrimoulx to New Mexico, a state that approved medical marijuana nearly ten years …

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Revisiting medical marijuana: Montana ballot initiative looks to roll back restrictions

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Medical marijuana Initiative 182 on election ballots mailed out last week aims to remove the three-client restriction and relax other conditions that came with the ruling. Supporters say the initiative will also add regulations to create a more responsible state marijuana program. The recent restrictions arrived after the high court upheld a 2011 state law that rolled back much of …

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A budding market

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Brent Leighton, Iron Laboratories’ head biologist, examines a marijuana sample under a microscope. Photo by Lindsay VanHulle Inside a small, suburban industrial building in Walled Lake, scientists in white lab coats look at marijuana under microscopes, noting every instance of mold or mites before sending the samples to be tested for potency and quality. For five years, Iron Laboratories LLC …

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Medical marijuana proposal returns to ballot

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LAKELAND — With so much media attention devoted to a highly unorthodox presidential campaign, some Florida voters might not realize the Nov. 8 election includes a ballot measure on medical marijuana. The proposed constitutional amendment, again labeled Amendment 2, is a revised version of one that narrowly failed in the 2014 election. It would allow doctors to recommend marijuana to …