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Over shuttered dispensaries, former Adelanto medical marijuana adviser sues mayor

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Staff Writer @DP_Shea Kerr has previously adamantly denied he was ever complicit in vowing to shield Salazar’s stores from enforcement. ADELANTO — Johnny Salazar, the former commercial cannabis adviser to Adelanto whose disunion with city officials has been widely publicized , is suing the mayor over shuttered dispensaries, singling out Rich Kerr for breaching confidence in an alleged behind-the-scenes agreement. …

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Medical marijuana rarely addressed in medical education

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Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed medical school deans, residents and fellows, and examined a curriculum database maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), learning that medical marijuana …

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Townships hear options for medical marijuana

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MIAMI COUNTY — Local township trustees gathered in Springcreek Township Thursday evening to hear from Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendell and Chief Civil Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Chris Englert, who briefly discussed medical marijuana facilities. “There’s been no changes to the law,” Englert said. The state is still allowing municipalities to ban medical marijuana facitlies through a temporary moratorium or their …

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Pennsylvanians getting mixed messages about medical marijuana program

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Health Department has not yet released a list of physicians approved to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, but some groups are claiming they can help patients now. “We have already seen unscrupulous physicians making representations that they can make a medical cannabis …

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Federal drug agency asks R.I. for medical marijuana patient data

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Hide caption JenniferBogdan PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal anti-drug program has asked Rhode Island — and more than two dozen other states where medical marijuana is legal — to turn over data about patients in the program. The move has alarmed some who question why the federal government, which has at times appeared to be antagonistic towards the drug, is …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan hit licensing snag

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Efforts to sell medical marijuana in Michigan have been caught up in a licensing dispute with the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). At the heart of the issue is confusion over Michigan’s 2016 medical marijuana law as well as how municipalities have been implementing it after a 2007 referendum and a subsequent state Supreme Court case. In …