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State tries to remove judge in medical marijuana dispute

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(Photo: Special to the Democrat) Accusing him of being biased, Florida health officials are asking that Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham be removed from a case involving a medical marijuana license. The highly unusual request came two days before a hearing was supposed to begin in a challenge filed last month against the state Department of Health by Homestead-based …

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Jack Splitt’s Tragic Death and Bizarre Prosecution of His Marijuana Provider

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Last year, we told you about the tragic death of Jack Splitt , the fifteen-year-old namesake of Jack’s Law, a landmark bill that allowed young medical marijuana patients in Colorado, like him, to take their cannabis-based medication at school. More than a year later, Mark Pedersen, who made MMJ suppositories that helped alleviate the pain suffered by Splitt as a …

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Kanawha delegate proposes medical marijuana law changes

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Delegate Ron Walters, R- Kanawha, suggested on Wednesday that members of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommend personal growth of marijuana plants remain prohibited, but consider allowing "the sale of buds." During a board meeting at the University of Charleston, Walters also asked the board members to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to also grow and process the drug. …

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Montana’s medical marijuana industry could hit $18.7 million in 2017

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Medical marijuana will soon give a small boost to Montana’s coffers that could eventually rise to hundreds of thousands of tax dollars annually. Because of a new law that went into effect this July, the state will soon collect taxes on about $18.75 million in medical marijuana sales in 2017, the first year they’ve been collected. That estimate, released Tuesday …

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Montana’s medical marijuana industry could hit $18.7 million in 2017

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Medical marijuana will soon give a small boost to Montana’s coffers that could eventually rise to hundreds of thousands of tax dollars annually. Because of a new law that went into effect this July, the state will soon collect taxes on about $18.75 million in medical marijuana sales in 2017, the first year they’ve been collected. That estimate, released Tuesday …

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Noa Botanicals medical marijuana dispensary opens on Oahu

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The state’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary is now open. Noa Botanicals opened to the public Wednesday after receiving final approval from the state Department of Health. The retail center is located on Young Street, and is the second dispensary to open on Oahu. “We will have four strains of dried flower at opening, followed by another four to six strains …

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State names new medical marijuana director

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Maine has named a new director of its medical marijuana program, a position that had been vacant for a year. Craig S. Patterson, a former management analyst in the state Department of Health and Human Services, has filled the position that was last held by Marietta D’Agostino, who left the position about a year ago and is now director of …

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Growing green in Greene County: Medical marijuana facility breaks ground, aims to grow jobs

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When AgriMed CEO Sterling Crockett first scouted a patch of land outside of Carmichaels, Greene County, last year as a possible location to build a medical cannabis facility, “there was just nothing,” he said. “But you could visualize the potential.” That vision led to AgriMed getting one of the coveted 12 permits from the state to grow and process medical …