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State prepares for new medical marijuana companies

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The state Department of Health has given conditional approval to five companies seeking new licenses to grow, produce and sell medical marijuana products, with plans to dole out full registrations later this month if those companies meet certain requirements. That information, contained in documents related to a lawsuit filed in April against DOH, conforms with the department’s public timeline for …

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Orlando’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open Friday

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Knox Medical in Orlando © 2017 Cox Media Group. ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in Orlando on Friday. Winter Garden-based Knox Medical was founded by Jose Hidalgo, CEO, and Bruce Knox, COO. The dispensary will serve patients registered with the Compassionate Use Registry. Knox Medical won a competition in 2015 to be …

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Coshocton lawmakers welcome medical marijuana cultivation, set moratorium on dispensaries

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Buy Photo COSHOCTON – The owner of one Ohio company said she intends to apply for a license to grow medical marijuana in Coshocton, following action by Coshocton City Council this week. Kimberly Farmer said her Dayton-based firm will apply with the Ohio Department of Commerce for a license to operate a Level I medical marijuana cultivating facility on an …

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Parents promote benefits of medical cannabis at Pittsburgh conference

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories on medical cannabis and how its legalization will impact Pennsylvanians. Raul Elizalde, Cassandra Stephan, Penny Howard, Dawn Ruth, Lilly Howard and Lillyann Baker were featured in the Cannabis and Children panel of the first-ever World Medical Cannabis Conference in Pittsburgh. Their stories showed how children with special needs benefitted …

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Head of VA Seemingly Supports Medical Marijuana

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On Wednesday, the relatively new head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) informed reporters, if medicinal marijuana is found to be beneficial for America’s veterans – “he wouldn’t be opposed to one day including it in their health care plans.” According to Vice News , VA Secretary David Shulkin is open to discussing and debating the scientific evidence …

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Orlando’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open Friday

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Knox Medical in Orlando © 2017 Cox Media Group. ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in Orlando on Friday. Winter Garden-based Knox Medical was founded by Jose Hidalgo, CEO, and Bruce Knox, COO. The dispensary will serve patients registered with the Compassionate Use Registry. Knox Medical won a competition in 2015 to be …

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Where can you grow medical pot in Cincinnati?

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Copyright Getty Images CINCINNATI – Budding Ohio entrepreneurs looking for a home to launch their medical marijuana ventures may have plenty of options to choose from in Cincinnati. A memo sent to city leaders this week outlines where certain medical pot facilities would be allowed to operate under the city’s current zoning regulations. In September, Ohio joined the more than …