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Advocates push Georgia to expand medical marijuana access

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Georgia parents and advocates are continuing to push for legislation that would expand access to medical marijuana even as they butt up against opposition from conservative lawmakers and law enforcement. Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, sponsored a bill that would allow patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, AIDS, HIV, chronic pain, or autism to qualify for medical marijuana. It would also remove …

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Department of Health Plans Public Hearings on Medical Marijuana Rollout

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The Florida Department of Health wants Floridians to speak up on Amendment 2 and will hold five public forums statewide to help voice concerns over the rocky implementation of medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. Florida For Care, an arm of People United For Medical Marijuana, sent out an email urging Floridians to attend the five workshops which will be …

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State approves Hawaii’s first two medical marijuana dispensaries

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Medical marijuana Hawaii’s first two medical marijuana dispensaries have been approved by the Department of Health. Maui Wellness Group, d.b.a. Maui Grown Therapies, and Aloha Green Holdings on Oahu were given the go-ahead to acquire and grow marijuana for medical products. Other dispensaries on Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are scheduled for inspections this month. Dispensaries on Hawaii Island are expected …

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Arizona medical marijuana dispensary issues recall

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An Arizona-based medical marijuana dispensary is issuing a voluntary recall on several of its edible food items, citing a packaging issue. Flourish Cannabis , which is based in Mesa, issued the recall Tuesday for four items: marinara pasta sauce, hot sauce, honey dijon mustard and Sriracha ketchup. Peyton Curry, founder of Flourish, said the recall was issued because the dispensary …

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Ga. lawmakers meet to discuss expansion of medical marijuana

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Georgia lawmakers sat in on a hearing in Atlanta Wednesday where at least a dozen people testified about the benefits of medical marijuana. Those testifying spoke for and against H.B. 65, which would expand the current medical cannabis bill that passed a few years ago. Most of the people spoke in favor of the legislation — the only opponent was …

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Hollywood creates zone for medical marijuana centers

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Only two medical marijuana dispensaries can open in the city under rules that won unanimous approval Wednesday. Those two treatment centers will have to find a location in north-central Hollywood, far from the beach and downtown. Florida voters on Nov. 8 approved medical marijuana to treat cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating conditions. Legislators have yet to create statewide …

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Advocates push Georgia to expand medical marijuana access

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Georgia parents and advocates are continuing to push for legislation that would expand access to medical marijuana even as they butt up against opposition from conservative lawmakers and law enforcement. Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, sponsored a bill that would allow patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, AIDS, HIV, chronic pain, or autism to qualify for medical marijuana. It would also remove …

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Research shows medical marijuana could lower overdose deaths

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States with medical marijuana laws were associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, which could be a useful tool for states with high levels of opioid abuse. Authored by Marcus A. Bachhuber, a study published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined medical marijuana laws and state-level death certificate data in all 50 states …