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Justice signs medical marijuana bill

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has signed Senate Bill 386, the Medical Cannabis Act, Wednesday afternoon. The bill, also known as the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, establishes the legislature as the rule-making and oversight body for the medical marijuana industry. The West Virginia Bureau of Health would be responsible for overseeing certification, permitting and licensure within the industry. The …

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Chicago law firms cultivate marijuana practices

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Attorney Dina Rollman, left, talks with student giving a presentation April 13, 2017, in a Cannabis Law & Policy class at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago’s West Loop. Rollman co-teaches the class with attorney Bryna Dahlin, her business partner. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune) Monica Gutierrez wants to be an intellectual property lawyer. …

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Medical Marijuana Aerial View: Q&A with Brian Vicente, Author of Colorado’s Statewide Cannabis Policy

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Brian Vicente Ohio’s medical marijuana program has been legal and operational and, by all accounts, chugging along since September 2016. But it’s not fully implemented yet, engendering much statewide confusion. We published an extensive feature on some of the people involved in the different arenas of this law — businesses, city governments, hospitals, patients across Ohio …

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Vandalia replacing medical marijuana moratorium with ban

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0 Troy city council members voted to probit the sale of medical marijuana Monday night. WHIO/Stock photo VANDALIA — The Vandalia City Council took steps this week to ban selling, processing or cultivating medical marijuana in the city. The new ordinance, approved on first reading, will replace a 270-day moratorium that was passed in August. The moratorium was intended to …

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Colorado’s Laurie Gaddis claims medical marijuana is keeping her alive

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"I’ve been preaching about cannabis cures cancer since 2008," Laurie Gaddis says. And she’s been preaching it because, she says, it works. Gaddis moved to Colorado from Arizona after she was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer she says comes from her father’s exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. She calls herself a medical marijuana refugee …

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What Do You Think Would Make You Happier, Prozac or Medical Marijuana?

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Photo Credit: Joshua Rainey Photography / Shutterstock.com Everybody who knows the history of the medical marijuana movement knows that Dennis Peron started the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in response to the AIDS epidemic. The early ’90s also brought the beginning of the Prozac epidemic. Eli Lilly’s brilliant, pervasive marketing scheme would change how Americans thought about “Depression,” and what …

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Lake Wales passes medical-marijuana rules, allowing dispensaries

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City commissioners in Lake Wales gave final approval Tuesday night to regulations governing medical-marijuana dispensaries, making theirs the first city in Polk County to take such action. @southpolkscene LAKE WALES — City commissioners in Lake Wales gave final approval Tuesday night to regulations governing medical-marijuana dispensaries, making theirs the first city in Polk County to take such action. The ordinance …