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Medical Cannabis: Calls for Docs to Be More Supportive

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WASHINGTON — Healthcare providers need more education and openness about the role of medical cannabis for treating chronic pain, including possible combinations with prescription opioids, advocates said here. "It really goes at the heart of educating physicians. Opioids with cannabis can be a much better tool for fighting pain [than opioids alone], and doctors should have that option," said Steph …

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Fairfield looks to ban medical marijuana businesses

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Brent Drinkut The city of Fairfield is expected to be the next Butler County community to address the issue of medical marijuana. City Council is expected to vote on banning all aspects of the medical marijuana business within the city.. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP, File) FAIRFIELD The city of Fairfield looks to become the second Butler County municipality to ban …

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East Buffalo considers ordinance for medical marijuana industry

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LEWISBURG — East Buffalo Supervisors voted Monday to allow the preparation of a local ordinance concerning potential development of medical marijuana growing, processing or dispensing facilities. The move is precautionary as there are no current plans for any development related to the medical marijuana industry in the township, according to Ralph Hess, planning director and zoning administrator for East Buffalo …

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With Recreational Regulations Unclear, Massachusetts’ Medical Marijuana Industry Flounders

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The regulatory woes are hitting Massachusetts. Lawmakers in the Bay State have been trying to amend the voter approved recreational cannabis legalization law since it passed in November, and the lack of clarity is now taking a toll on the state’s existing medical marijuana community. According to the Boston Globe , municipalities across Massachusetts are slow to approve medical marijuana …

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Panel amends medical marijuana bill; critics worry changes will lead to black market

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HELENA — A House committee on Monday added 20 amendments to a medical marijuana bill, including charging providers a quarterly fee per cardholder instead of imposing a proposed tax on their gross sales After nearly three hours of discussion, the House Taxation Committee, on a 14-6 vote, passed and sent to the House floor the amended version of Senate Bill …

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Lawmakers push for revised medical marijuana bill

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Sine Die. Lawmakers focusing on medical marijuan, prescription drugs. During a busy day in Annapolis, lawmakers are scrambling to approve several bills before midnight. Perhaps the most notable bill is on medical marijuana. In a race against the clock, lawmakers are staking their claims and making their cases. "I don’t know why all of these individuals that have invested feel …

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Arizona: Appellate Court Strikes Down Law Banning Medical Marijuana On Campus

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An Arizona appellate court has ruled that a 2012 state law prohibiting the use of medical cannabis on college campuses is unconstitutional. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono . Arizona voters in 2010 narrowly approved a statewide initiative, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), permitting qualified patients to possess and use …