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Brevard medical marijuana dispensary rules to be devised

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Jodi James, executive director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, discusses the passage of Amendment 2 during the Brevard Democrats’ Election Day watch party at PC Keats in downtown Melbourne. Video by Rick Neale. Posted Nov. 9, 2016 With Florida voters approving a constitutional amendment to expand the use of medical marijuana , Brevard County commissioners are preparing to formulate …

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Medical marijuana victories in Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, Montana turn the tide

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Cured and finished buds as well as growing medical marijuana plants propagated at a medical marijuana growing operation in Washington in September. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Tuesday was a banner night for medical marijuana — with ballot initiatives in numerous states widening access to the substance for Americans seeking relief from pain or a treatment for illness. Massachusetts and California, …

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North Dakota Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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North Dakota may have been the last state out of those voting on medical marijuana to make the ballot in 2016, but that doesn’t appear to have stopped North Dakota from achieving victory. With almost half of the votes being counted in North Dakota, Measure 5 has a commanding 22% lead. I think it’s safe at this point to say …

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Montana passes measure to expand medical marijuana

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Thom Bridge, Independent Record BILLINGS — Medical marijuana advocates saw big returns Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for ballot initiative 182, which would greatly expand the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The Associated Press reported Wednesday morning that the measure would pass. As of 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, voters favored the measure 238,602-183,923, with 422,525 ballots counted. The initiative was …

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment passes

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Issue 6, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, has been passed by Arkansas voters. (KATV graphic) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Issue 6, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, has been passed by Arkansas voters. Family Council President Jerry Cox released the following statement after amendment passed: This fight is not over. The battle now shifts to the Arkansas Legislature. A clever and …

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Higher Ground: Building bridges to medical marijuana

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When Fox 2 news anchor Anqunette Jamison had a setback with her multiple sclerosis last winter, she took a medical leave that eventually morphed into a retirement announced two weeks ago. Her retirement made waves because she also announced that she would be working with MI Legalize on a petition initiative intended to place the question of legalizing marijuana for …

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North Dakota Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Initiative

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Measure 5 will allow patients with certain qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Patients will be able to access medical marijuana from tightly regulated non-profit compassion centers that will be licensed by the state to cultivate and dispense limited amounts of marijuana. Patients who live more than 40 miles from a compassion center will be …

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Arkansas voters bring medical marijuana to the Bible Belt

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas became the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana on Tuesday, a cultural tipping point that advocates hoped would be proof of pot’s popularity even in conservative parts of the country. Voters narrowly approved the constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for certain patients, despite the opposition of several powerful industry groups and the …