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Should the Maryland medical marijuana industry stay on pause? Judge hears arguments today

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The future of Maryland’s fledgling medical marijuana industry will be debated in a Baltimore courtroom today, as Circuit Judge Barry Williams weighs whether to extend his temporary suspension of licensing marijuana growers. At issue is whether the embattled Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission should be allowed to grant final licenses to medical marijuana firms before the court rules on whether those …

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Benton Harbor officials looking into medical marijuana dispensaries

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Benton Harbor officials looking into medical marijuana dispensaries. BENTON HARBOR — People in Benton Harbor are weighing in on the possibility of medical marijuana in their city. It joins a growing list of Michigan towns discussing the issue. This wasn’t as well-attended as some of the other city meetings. About 10 people showed up. But that didn’t keep them from …

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens new hydroponics shop

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Shop sells tools to grow tomatoes, watermelons, marijuana Staff Writer Ridgecrest Hydroponics opened its doors on Tuesday. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil. Instead, the process allows plants to grow in sand, gravel, or even just water by adding necessary nutrients. The advantage of growing inside is that, by controlling the nutrients and lights, plants can grow …

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Medical marijuana cardholders grow new businesses

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The medical marijuana industry has seen growth each year since voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana six years ago. Ninety medical marijuana dispensaries were open in Arizona in 2015, compared to three years ago when only three dispensaries were open, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. The number of cardholder applications, including for qualifying patients, …

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens new hydroponics shop

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Shop sells tools to grow tomatoes, watermelons, marijuana Staff Writer Ridgecrest Hydroponics opened its doors on Tuesday. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil. Instead, the process allows plants to grow in sand, gravel, or even just water by adding necessary nutrients. The advantage of growing inside is that, by controlling the nutrients and lights, plants can grow …

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NY Considering Medical Marijuana As A Legal Option For Period Cramps

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(Getty) Women in New York State would have the option to treat debilitating menstrual cramps with medical marijuana under new legislation sponsored by New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. The bill sailed through the Assembly’s Health Committee this week, by a vote of 21-2. A spokeswoman for Rosenthal said that it’s likely to go to full vote this month. Her office …

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The Medical Marijuana Appointment Checklist

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Whether it’s your first time visiting a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation or you’re meeting a new physician, there’s no reason to feel confused about what to expect from your evaluation. The meeting will remain part of your confidential medical record, and your doctor will discuss the ways that cannabis may help treat your conditions or ailments. An appointment …

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Can medical marijuana could help vets?

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday he’s open to expanding the use of medical marijuana to help service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but noted it’s strictly limited by federal law. “There may be some evidence that this is beginning to be helpful and we’re interested in looking at that and learning from that,” Shulkin told reporters, …