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State, Stakeholders Discuss New Marijuana Research Licenses

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George Demopoulos of Mayflower Farms inspects a plant in its Aurora cultivation. Governor John Hickenlooper didn’t sign the bill before sending it to the Colorado Secretary of State to become law. Explaining his lack of a signature, Hickenlooper called on the bill’s sponsors to present clarifying legislation at the start of next year’s legislative session, since the wording in late …

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Officials expect no problems when medical marijuana comes to town

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Pennsylvania will gain about $7.9 million from marijuana permit applicants this year. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record Buy Photo Officials in Franklin and Fulton counties are getting ready for some of the state’s first medical marijuana growing operations and dispensaries to open up for business in the area. They are confident the new local industry will not have a negative …

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Veterans celebrate access to medical marijuana

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Delaware Governor John Carney talks to veterans living with PTSD about medical marijuana. Those living with posttraumatic stress disorder can now purchase medical marijuana – even without an OK from a psychiatrist. Gov. John Carney signed the bill in July, but held a ceremonial signing Thursday to highlight its purpose and benefits. He was joined by a group of veterans …

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This is how and when you can get medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania will gain about $7.9 million from marijuana permit applicants this year. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record About one of every seven people in Franklin County has a condition that could qualify them for medical marijuana. Medical marijuana can be used in Pennsylvania to treat any one of 17 serious medical conditions, including two relatively common disorders – severe chronic …

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Changing course, Pleasant Hill panel rejects recreational marijuana sales

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PLEASANT HILL — In late August, the majority of the planning commissioners favored allowing retail sales of medical and recreational marijuana in Pleasant Hill, provided the stores were not near schools, day cares or parks. Two weeks later, support had evaporated for what the city calls “adult-use” cannabis businesses. Instead, the Planning Commission recommended allowing two medical marijuana shops to …

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Criteria for medical marijuana facilities still unclear in Peabody

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PEABODY – Criteria on whether or not to issue letters of non-opposition to medical marijuana facility applicants remains unclear after the City Council meeting on Thursday. The Ad Hoc Committee on medical marijuana didn’t determine any concrete criteria for whether or not to issue those seeking to open a medical marijuana dispensaries a letter of non-opposition, which allows the applicant …

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Maine Insurer Says It Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Medical Marijuana

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(EJJohnsonPhotography/iStock) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers’ compensation for medical marijuana. It’s the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement for medical marijuana. Madawaska resident Gaetan Bourgoin won a ruling from the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board two years …