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Seniors are the wild card in medical marijuana vote

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There’s a big battle at the ballot box in just three weeks: medical marijuana. Both sides are fighting for what could be the deciding vote – senior citizens. It’s the second round for Amendment 2. In 2014, it narrowly failed getting 57% of the 60% supermajority needed to pass. Last time, only 38% of voters 65 and older supported it. …

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Beavercreek City Council mulls extending medical marijuana ban

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The Beavercreek City Council on Monday night discussed extending the city’s six-month ban on medical marijuana. BEAVERCREEK Mayor Bob Stone suggested extending the ban until the state finalizes its medical marijuana program. “We have to take action every six months, every nine months,” Stone said during a work session. “Whatever length of term we want to put on this moratorium …

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Local communities mull medical marijuana concerns

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AP Photos In this September 2015 file photo, lead grower Dave Wilson cares for marijuana plants at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. MARIETTA — With the recent legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio through House Bill 523, businesses and local governments in Washington County are forming opinions on the topic and how they will approach this …

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Pot Politics: Medical Marijuana in the Deep South

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Haleigh Cox’s epilepsy was a matter of life and death. Four years old, she tried dozens of medications, hoping one would quell the hundreds of seizures each day. Nothing worked–her doctors said she might not have long to live. Short on options, Haleigh turned to daily doses of cannabidiol (CBD), a new drug that has helped some patients with their …

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Capitol Digest: Medical cannabis

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DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he expects the issue of whether to extend the state’s limited medical cannabis law beyond its July 1 expiration date will be the subject of legislative discussions during the 2017 session. Branstad said he is open to considering some expansion of a 2014 law that parents of sick and suffering children say …

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Florida Dems give medical marijuana proponents fundraising boost

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The committee backing the medical marijuana constitutional amendment raised more than $200,000 in the first week of October, helped in part by a donation from the Florida Democratic Party. State records show People United for Medical Marijuana, the fundraising committee behind the medical marijuana amendment, raised $201,450 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7. Records show the committee received $50,000 from …

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San Jose considers major changes to local medical marijuana rules, including pot deliveries

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SAN JOSE — San Jose leaders are considering major compromises to hard-fought rules regulating medical marijuana — including allowing home delivery — just weeks before California voters decide whether to legalize recreational pot. Proposition 64, a November ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use, wouldn’t impact San Jose’s medical marijuana restrictions if it passes, as polls suggest. And federal law …

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New businesses sprout to support medical marijuana industry

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Brent Leighton, Iron Laboratories’ head biologist, examines a marijuana sample under a microscope. Photo by Lindsay VanHulle/Crain’s Detroit Business 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 …