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Medical Marijuana facility proposed for Vinton County

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Two entrepreneurs with ties to Vinton County say they hope to someday open a medical marijuana growing site in the area, despite strong opposition from the Vinton County Commissioners. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program was passed into state law in 2016 and will allow for 24 such facilities to open. Peter Howison and Ahmed Edwards want to open a …

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Pot use, abuse more likely in states with medical marijuana laws, study shows

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DENVER — People living in states with legalized medical marijuana are more likely to use and abuse cannabis than people living in states where pot remains completely illegal, says a new study that cautions policymakers. Sixty-four percent of Americans now live in states permitting medical marijuana use for a variety of conditions, from chronic pain to PTSD. That includes the …

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Pa. releases names of medical marijuana grower applicants

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AP Medical marijuana HARRISBURG—Hundreds of applicants have asked for licenses to grow or sell medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, including dozens in the state’s southeastern corner. In their first accounting of the flood of applications, Health Department officials said Wednesday that they received more than 500 packages by the March 20 deadline, and have sifted through 258 applications. Among those have …

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Intense competition for state-issued medical marijuana licenses necessitates advance preparation

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Kevin Patrick Murphy is a partner in the corporate transactions group of Cleveland-based Walter | Haverfield LLP. He has been actively counseling organizations and individuals regarding investment opportunities in the cannabis industry years before it was legal in the state of Ohio. It took Ohio years to legalize the production and sale of marijuana for medical purposes. Now that the …

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Illegal Pot Use Is Rising in States That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana

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Credit: Atomazul/Shutterstock In recent years, illegal marijuana use has risen faster in states that have legalized medical marijuana than in states without such laws, a new study finds. In addition, the percentage of people with " marijuana use disorders" — people who use the drug in unhealthy ways, or abuse it — has also increased at a higher rate in …

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Senate medical marijuana bill prohibits smoking

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Ben Pollara who managed the successful medical marijuana campaign predicts a smoking ban will be challenged in court James Call The Senate’s medical marijuana bill is headed to the floor and then most likely to court. The Appropriations Committee cleared the measure, which implements the constitutional amendment voters approved in November. Medical marijuana advocates, however, complain both the Senate and …

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OK of medical marijuana plan in Holyoke looks imminent as Councilors praise jobs

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HOLYOKE — The first proposal for a medical marijuana facility to get this far here heads to a City Council vote on Tuesday with approval of the plan for 28 Appleton St. seemingly assured based on councilors’ comments. "I see this as an economic development catalyst," Councilor at Large Joseph M. McGiverin said. "It means jobs," Ward 1 Councilor Gladys …

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What lobbying firms got from New York’s medical marijuana applicants

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New York’s medical marijuana program was a boom for lobbyists firms. Yet 17,000 patients out of 200,000 that are eligible have been certified for the program, lohud’s David Robinson reports. Ricky Flores/lohud The Journal News/lohud reviewed lobbying data as New York’s medical marijuana program seems poised to expand. Key to the expansion are issues cannabis industry experts say limit patient …