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Medical marijuana regulations 1 vote from governor’s desk

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HELENA (AP) — Montana lawmakers were a vote away Monday from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors. The bill endorsed by the Montana House attempts to regulate the medical marijuana industry after voters last November approved lifting restrictions that severely limited distribution of the drug. The bill must pass a final …

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The fight isn’t over for Florida patients using medical marijuana

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FLORIDA (WWSB) – Medical Marijuana is legal for thousand of patients in Florida thanks to the passing of Amendment 2, but for many the fight isn’t over. South Sarasota Mom, Debbie Ezelle’s 14-year-old Alexis is non-verbal and suffers from seizures, a metabolic disorder and autism. For years she has relied on several prescription medications, but with the expansion of medical …

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Miami’s First Public Pot Dispensary Opens as Miami Beach Considers Three Spots for Legal Weed

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Up in Tallahassee, state legislators are doing everything they can to undermine medical marijuana in Florida. Voters backed medical pot by more than 70 percent in November, and yet lawmakers responded by inviting the same guy who spent millions trying to defeat the measure to help write the new rules . But despite all those statehouse shenanigans, medical pot dispensaries …

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The waiting game: Why families who need medical marijuana are struggling to get it in PA

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NEW OXFORD, ADAMS CO., PA–Getting legal access to medical marijuana is no easy task in Pennsylvania, and for the Sharrer’s that’s no exception. Angela Sharrer says, “You have to obtain it legally. In order to obtain it legally, you have to be a resident of that state.” Her daughter Annie is 12 years old… She has epileptic seizures and is …

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House panel adds restrictions to medical marijuana bill

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House passes medical marijuana bill, adds restrictions. A plan to implement the state’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment is on its way to the Florida House floor for a vote. The bill, criticized as too restrictive by medical marijuana activists, became even more restrictive in its last committee stop on Monday. Legislators, voting 14-4, kept a limited number of grower/dispensers and …

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Frustrations mount for some doctors, lawmakers as medical marijuana rollout continues in Florida

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On Election Day, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing medicinal marijuana in Florida. Six months later, some supporters are fed up. File photo. (David McNew/Getty Images) David McNew/Getty Images Copyright Getty Images WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – As one of the doctors in Florida that can recommend medical marijuana, Dr. Jonathan Adelberg urges caution to his patients. “I …

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Branstad likely to sign Iowa medical cannabis law

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Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 6, 2007. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo) DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowans, but first he wants to make sure the bill doesn’t have unintended consequences that would allow recreational use of …