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Bill Banning Medical Marijuana Edibles in Arkansas Advanced to the House Floor

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – – Arkansas Lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban edibles for prescription pot. It’s headed for the house floor and would require a two-thirds vote to pass. The change to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment would not allow medical marijuana edibles to be manufactured, sold, purchased or exchanged in Arkansas. A patient prescribed medical marijuana …

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Supporters, critics fill hearing room to testify on Nebraska Legislature’s medical marijuana bill

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LINCOLN — Patients suffering from chronic pain, seizures and other debilitating illnesses pleaded with Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana, while law enforcement officials joined the state’s top doctor to reject a path taken by 28 other states. Members of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee listened to more than three hours of testimony from those who packed a hearing room …

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Broward County, Florida Postpones Implementing Medical Marijuana Regulations

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In November, Florida voted by an overwhelming margin to legalize medical marijuana, becoming the first state in the southern part of the United States to do so. But unfortunately, thus far, Florida lawmakers and officials have pulled out all of the stops to prevent the voter-approved cannabis system from coming to fruition in the Sunshine State. Earlier this week, commissioners …

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Owner of medical pot club in Providence faces drug charges

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Ex-firefighter in Newport, once honored for pulling a woman from a burning car, says he was set up in providing drug to undercover officer Journal State House Bureau JenniferBogdan PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A retired Newport firefighter once honored as a hero for pulling a woman from a burning car has been arrested for allegedly distributing marijuana illegally from his members-only …

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Jeff Sessions: ‘Medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks before law enforcement officers in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) RICHMOND, Va. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly condemned the recreational use of marijuana. On Wednesday he went a step further, casting doubt on medical marijuana use. "I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much," he told reporters …

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Fairfield Township Board asked to remain open to medical marijuana

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Daily Telegram Staff Writer @lenaweehuhman FAIRFIELD TWP. — Fairfield Township has had some issues with medical marijuana. At least one resident hopes the township board keeps an open mind about it. On Monday, the Fairfield Township Board unanimously approved another year-long extension to its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. But township resident Aaron Westbrook asked the board to consider the …

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Medical marijuana, election security, religious garments in class, Omaha schools discussed

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Dr. Rachel Knox testifies for medical marijuana bill Wednesday (Photo by Fred Knapp, NET News) Listen to this story: Medical marijuana, election security, religious garments in the classroom, and Omaha schools were among subjects discussed in the Nebraska Legislature Wednesday. The Judiciary Committee heard testimony Wednesday on Sen. Anna Wishart’s proposal to legalize medical marijuana. Dr. Rachel Knox, an Oregon …