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Medical marijuana business fees exceed costs for Ohio’s program

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Proposed fees for Ohio medical marijuana licenses could generate more revenue than the self-sustaining program needs to operate. In this file photo, a grower surveys plants at Terrapin Care Station in Aurora, Colorado. (Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio — Proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses in Ohio would generate more than four times the amount regulators say is needed …

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New Jersey Man (Kind of) Wins Medical Marijuana Insurance Coverage

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Health insurance coverage has long been a source of exasperation for medical marijuana patients in the United States. For more than 20 years, mainstream insurance companies have refused to cover anything having to do with cannabis medicine. In Canada, some of the nation’s biggest companies are now moving to include medical marijuana in their employee health care plans. South of …

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Florida looks to Arizona for inspiration on medical marijuana

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Nikolas Michaud light a joint at the High Sobriety rehab clinic in Los Angeles. A small but growing number of pain doctors and addiction specialists are overseeing the use of marijuana as a substitute for more potent and dangerous drugs. But while smoking the drug for medical purposes is legal in California, Florida lawmakers say they won’t allow smoking it …

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Ruling overturns law banning medical marijuana on campuses

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Image copyright 2015 Getty Images. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. PHOENIX – An appellate court ruled Thursday that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but lawmakers can’t make it a crime. The medical marijuana law approved by Arizona voters in 2010 allowed cardholders to possess small amounts of …

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UPDATE: W.V. Gov. Justice expected to sign medical marijuana law approved by lawmakers

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Marijuana graphic by MGN. The West Virginia Legislature on Thursday evening approved the medical marijuana bill, sending the measure to Gov. Jim Justice’s desk. Justice, who has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana, is expected to sign the bill into law. That would make West Virginia the 29th state to adopt a medical marijuana law. Senate Bill …

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Ohio will begin accepting applications to grow medical marijuana in June

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — State officials will begin accepting applications to license 24 medical marijuana grow operations in June and will review them in July. Once awarded, license holders will have nine months to meet all the requirements of the program. The Ohio Department of Commerce plans to release application forms and instructions in the next two to three weeks, according …

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Ohio’s medical pot program could face big delays

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Copyright Getty Images File photo WCPO Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CINCINNATI – It’s been nearly a year since medical marijuana became legal in Ohio, but the rules for who can grow, test, sell and buy the sticky green drug are still being written. Since October, a …

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Medical marijuana in Alabama: ‘Nobody really leading that fight’

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Members of the Alabama House of Representatives say there is virtually no momentum or appetite to consider legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com) For marijuana to be legalized in Alabama – whether for medical or recreational use – it must begin with the state legislature. And that’s pretty much the end of the conversation because that conversation …