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Medical marijuana fees fill state coffers

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BOSTON — Medical marijuana is pouring money into the state’s coffers, as the number of pot patients and dispensaries grow. The state raised more than $7.2 million in the past fiscal year from marijuana dispensary fees and applications, as well as patient registration fees, according to the Department of Public Health. The four-year-old program spent just $2.8 million on salaries …

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TSA website says you can bring medical marijuana on a plane

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A JetBlue Airlines plane is seen at Logan International Airport in Boston last year. Medical marijuana is now on the TSA’s list of things you can bring on a plane in your carry on baggage or checked baggage, according the federal transportation security agency’s website. The website notes, "The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item …

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Township places moratorium on medical marijuana

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1 News | WFXT BUTLER TWP. — An inquiry from a potential marijuana cultivation business prompted the Butler Twp. trustees to pass a 180-day moratorium the sale of medical pot. Township Administrator Erika Vogel said the inquiry was to gauge interest from the trustees about locating a medical marijuana business in the township. The moratorium temporarily bans cultivation, processing, and …

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Drug Free America Pushes Back on ‘Dangers’ of Medical Marijuana

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If Florida doesn’t crack down on regulations for medical marijuana, the results could be costly. That’s the message the Mel and Betty Sembler-backed Drug Free America Foundation is busy pitching around the state, warning Floridians of the consequences of expanded use of marijuana. The Semblers, who fund Drug Free America, were some of the biggest backers in the movement against …

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Hebrew University launches multidisciplinary center on medical marijuana

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A marijuana leaf. (photo credit:REUTERS) Medical marijuana has come into its own academically, with the establishment by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. The center will serve as one of the world’s leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research about cannabinoids (a class of compounds that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain), endocannabinoids (cannabinoid …

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Making the case for medical marijuana

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Michael Mitchem, 63, sits in his Orange Park home with all 15 of his medications displayed. ORANGE PARK – Michael Mitchem swallows 35 pills a day. His 15 different medications help remedy a lengthy list of conditions including chronic low back pain, cirrhosis of the liver, bipolar disorder and depression. The pills come with their own side effects, so it’s …

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West Virginia moving toward medical marijuana

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West Virginia is on course to become the 29th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. The House of Delegates, after a long debate Monday that stretched into Tuesday, voted 76-24 to approve SB 386 creating the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act. The bill differs significantly from the Senate version, and now the Senate can either change it back (which …