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County speeds up medical marijuana

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Ordinance could be done as soon as May 16 @JimRossOSB In an unexpected move, the County Commission on Tuesday unanimously agreed to accelerate the process for allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to set up shop in unincorporated Marion. A 180-day moratorium on such dispensaries will expire on May 18. The commission had signaled its intent to extend that moratorium for 90 …

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Maryland House passes bill that would add medical marijuana licenses

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The House of Delegates approved legislation Tuesday that would overhaul Maryland’s system for regulating medical marijuana while expanding the number of grower’s licenses to open the industry to minorities. The 90-45 vote, enough to override a possible veto by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, sends the bill to the Senate with less than a week remaining in the General Assembly session. …

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St. Johns County preparing for eventual medical marijuana amendment

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Regulating medical marijuana The Florida Senate’s version’s of the Amendment 2 medical marijuana marijuana got through its first committee Monday. That means the constitutional amendment for the compassionate use of low-THC cannabis is getting closer to officially being implemented as state law. By this summer, the state will need to have some sort of law that dictates guidelines for the …

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Council seeks to ban medical marijuana dispensary

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TROY — Troy City Council will revisit two agenda items including its “Complete Streets” policy and the city’s potential ban of a medical marijuana dispensary in the business district. On Monday, both issues were sent for a fourth reading. All members were present. Last month, the law and ordinance committee agreed to support an amended ordinance to ban medical marijuana …

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Medical marijuana in disarray amid pot uncertainty

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Marijuana is seen for sale at a dispensary in Denver, Colo. Marshfield Selectman Jim Fitzgerald is a firm believer in the medical benefits of marijuana. His mother used it when she suffered from liver cancer in the 1970s to manage the side effects of chemotherapy. “I know the efficacy — I’ve watched it,” Fitzgerald said. But like other municipal officials …

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Argentina Legalizes Medical Cannabis, Creates Research Program With Free Access

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The legislation approved by senators Wednesday also creates a medical marijuana research program at the Health Ministry, …

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Medical marijuana bill passes WV House; Senate likely to concur

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Gazette-Mail file photo A bill that would permit the use of medical marijuana in West Virginia was approved by the House of Delegates on Tuesday. The bill (SB 386), which would have created a West Virginia Cannabis Commission charged with overseeing medical marijuana regulation in the state, passed the Senate last week. On Monday, the House of Delegates amended the …

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What’s wrong with medical marijuana?

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Results from a July 2016 Gallup poll, “… found that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. report currently using marijuana … 43 percent of adults have tried the substance ….” Still, that says 87 percent of people have decided that smoking pot isn’t a good idea. Although when it comes to medical marijuana, most individuals including myself, are sympathetic …