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Medical marijuana company faces class action suit over pesticide use

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Cannabis plants intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. (Ron Ward/THE CANADIAN PRESS) A federally regulated medical marijuana company caught up in a tainted-cannabis scare is facing a proposed class action suit by patients who unknowingly ingested banned pesticides. The suit against OrganiGram Inc., which was found selling medical marijuana …

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Residents Weigh In on Medical Marijuana in the Poconos

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EAST STROUDSBURG — The Pennsylvania auditor general believes taxing and regulating marijuana could help the state close its budget gap. The state is already in the process of licensing business to grow and sell medical marijuana and one of those places could end up in East Stroudsburg. According to the borough, some entrepreneurs want to turn a former manufacturing site …

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Bill extending some recreational pot rules to medical marijuana industry heads to Hickenlooper

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Copyright Getty Images DENVER – A bill headed to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would extend several of the rules for Colorado retail marijuana operators on to medical marijuana licensees and manufacturers in what is seen as an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana rules. The Senate voted unanimously, 35-0, Monday to pass House Bill 1034 on to the governor’s desk. …

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Frerichs seeks clarity, commonsense to protect medical marijuana patients

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SPRINGFIELD – President Donald Trump’s administration needs to plainly say if it intends to crack down on the medical marijuana industry in Illinois, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The administration’s comment of “greater enforcement” of laws that could close banks that have a relationship with the legal medical marijuana trade needlessly injects uncertainty into the industry. The ambiguous “greater …

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Oakwood city leaders to consider medical marijuana ban

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City of Oakwood. (WDTN Photo) OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A ban on medical marijuana-related businesses is on the agenda Monday night in Oakwood. City leaders will hear an ordinance to prohibit medical marijuana-related businesses within city limits. The city council meeting is Monday at 7:30 p.m. Piqua, Tipp City, Trotwood, Springfield and Beavercreek are among the cities that have approved …

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3-year-old Patient Wants to Educate President Trump about Medical Marijuana

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Three-year-old Sadie Higuera wants to meet President Trump. The purpose of the meeting is for her family to discuss the use of medical marijuana so Sadie can legally get the treatment she needs for her rare condition – Schinzel-Giedion syndrome . Sadie’s condition leads to over 300 seizures a day, intellectual disability and tumors scattered throughout her body. Soon after …

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Ware medical marijuana dispensary applicant wants proposed facility to also sell the drug for recreational use

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Attorney James A. McMahon of Healthwise Foundation Inc., based in Pittsfield, met with Ware Selectmen on Feb. 21, 2017 (JIM RUSSELL PHOTO) WARE — Healthwise Foundation Inc., which wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 39-41 West Main St. , also hopes eventually to use that site to sell the drug for recreational purposes, Town Manager Stuart Beckley said. …

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Medical marijuana in teens and kids

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A new study involving marijuana use in kids is sparking a discussion about whether medical marijuana is a safe alternative for potential users. The American Academy of Pediatrics published the article last week touching on marijuana’s effects in children and teens. Medical marijuana is becoming steadily available and parents are looking to use it in place of prescription pills. Brody …