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Medical Marijuana Activists Slam Rigid House Legislation

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Medical marijuana advocates are furious over a new House proposal they say will severely limit both the availability and marketability of a life-saving drug in Florida. Earlier this week, the House filed its 61-page proposal to give Floridians expanded access to medical marijuana, but there are some caveats. Under HB 1397 , sponsored by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, Florida’s current …

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Medical marijuana group exploring Wilmington site

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Three men will apply for a cultivation license that would pave the way for their company to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Wilmington. CannAscend Ohio LLC issued a press release Wednesday to announce its plans to build on Davids Drive, pending state licensing of the group’s application to grow medical cannabis, which was legalized in Ohio in 2016. …

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Hillsborough Creates Framework For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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District 1 Vice Chair Sandra Murman addresses the commission. The Hillsborough County Commission is jumping ahead of the state legislature by creating a framework for medical marijuana dispensaries. On Tuesday night the commission voted in support of a zoning ordinance that prevents dispensaries from operating within 750 feet of other dispensaries, as well as churches, schools, parks, bars and liquor …

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Debate erupts on House floor over medical marijuana

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Delegate Shawn Fluharty (D-Ohio) argued in favor of the amendment Thursday. LISTEN MetroNews Capitol Report on Thursday’s debate. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – – At the midway point of the legislative session, lawmakers who support legalization of marijuana for medical use realize getting a bill through the legislature now will be tough. Thursday they chose a different approach. The committee substitute for …

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Medical marijuana plans stacking up in Legislature

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Medical marijuana is on the way, but just how people can get it — and how much they can get — is a hot topic for the Florida Legislature. Florida’s Amendment 2, passed by voters in November, expanded the very limited Florida medical marijuana law, which previously allowed for non-euphoric strains of pot for cancer, epilepsy and severe muscle spasms, …

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Medical marijuana company hosting open house

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Buy Photo A local company looking to open a medical marijuana growing and processing facility in York City is hosting a “neighborhood education” event at the proposed site Saturday after the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off. Five-Leaf Remedies investors and team members will be at 213 E. Poplar St. from 2 to 4 p.m. to answer questions and …

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Advocates Rank Michigan Among 3 Best State For Medical Marijuana Users

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan gets high marks when it comes to medical marijuana, according to a new report. Advocates have ranked Michigan among the three best states for cannabis patients in the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) annual report: “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.” In it, U.S. states are …