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Dust-up over medical marijuana at Calgary Stampede points to legalization challenges

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Vicky Penny was initially barred from entering the Stampede grounds with her medical marijuana, despite having a prescription. (Kate Adach/CBC) A Calgary woman who has a prescription for medical marijuana was recently refused entry into the Calgary Stampede while carrying the drug. After discussing the issue with her at length, Stampede organizers relaxed their policy and allowed Vicky Penny to …

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Olympian, whiskey heir among those trying to grow medical pot in Ohio

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Long-time natives and carpetbaggers. Construction magnates, toy tycoons, an Olympian and an heir to the Jim Bean whiskey fortune. These are some of investors vying to win approval to grow medical marijuana in Ohio. The state accepted 185 applications in June and now has to decide who gets the 24 cultivator licenses available. Ohio’s medical marijuana law, passed last year, …

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Seniors cast aside stereotypes, find relief in medical marijuana

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Last Christmas, Barbara Kaiser slid to her kitchen floor and just sobbed. The 82-year-old Green Valley woman had spent decades baking hundreds of cookies for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the holidays, but this year, the pain won. She just couldn’t do it anymore. Her arthritis and chronic neuropathy were so bad it took her 15 minutes to get …

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Illinois Hemp Bill May Benefit Medical Marijuana Industry

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A bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved. The pending legislation could help medical marijuana growers increase their relatively small pool of 25,000 certified users to the general public, Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois Chairman Ross Morreale told the …

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Medical Marijuana Update

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Last Thursday, the state was sued over the no smoking provision in the medical marijuana law . Orlando attorney John Morgan, the mastermind and chief funder of the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law, filed a lawsuit challenging a legislative ban on smoking medical marijuana. He is asking the courts to throw out the implementing law, saying legislators are violating the …

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Medical marijuana deliveries considered for Oxnard

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Earlier in the year, the Oxnard City Council indicated that when it comes to relaxing marijuana guidelines, the city should go slow. On Tuesday, the council will try to define exactly what going slow means as it joins other cities across the state in crafting local rules on marijuana. During an afternoon meeting, the council will consider whether to allow …

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Aggie author makes case for medical marijuana

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About 40 people — some searching for hope for themselves or loved ones, others just curious — attended a presentation Saturday by author Nishi Whiteley on the benefits of medical marijuana. Whiteley, who is a Texas A&M graduate and author of Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill , addressed the group at First United …

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Illinois hemp bill may benefit medical marijuana industry

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Marijuana plants are a few weeks away from harvest on Sept. 15, 2015 in the ‘Flower Room’ at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion. SPRINGFIELD — A bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved. The pending legislation …