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More than 1 medical marijuana tax on table this session

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Thom Bridge, For the Gazette Tim Crowe, a spokesman for Bullock, said this would be a "consumption tax" similar to tobacco or alcohol and could bring $2.6 million in revenue over two years. In addition, one state legislator is drafting a bill that would take it a step further, adding taxes to fund programs for low-income patients and drug rehabilitation. …

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Nevada County, state medical marijuana advocates discuss Sen. Jeff Sessions

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Session, R-Ala. questions Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, during the committeeâs hearing on Lynch’s nomination. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. The 55-year-old federal prosecutor would be the …

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Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope

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This is the second part of a series on health care refugees. Read the first part here . (CNN)Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal seizure because her pupils enlarge, and she’ll seem to fixate at something in the distance that only she can see. Family become healthcare refugees to …

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Niles looking at commercial medical marijuana operations

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Niles council is discussing rules that would encourage commercial medical marijuana operations in the city. AP File Photo NILES — Niles City Council members appear open to the idea of putting rules in place that would encourage commercial medical marijuana operations in the city. A new state medical marijuana licensing act puts rules into place to track marijuana production from …

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Teva to Market Medical Marijuana Inhaler in Israel (TEVA)

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ( TEVA ), a generic drugmaker headquartered outside of Tel Aviv, announced Monday that it will partner with another Israeli firm, Syqe Medical Ltd. (pronounced "psyche") to market a medical cannabis inhaler in the country. The product is designed to treat pain without getting patients high. The device, which is similar in appearance to a futuristic …

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Hazy Days Ahead? What We Don’t Know About Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Law

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A great battle has been won in Florida for a more comprehensive medical marijuana program thanks to Florida voters overwhelmingly voting for Amendment 2 . But the war still remains in that Amendment 2 is a very short piece of legislation that gives huge power to Florida’s Department of Health (DOH) to make rules for Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers …

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Maryland medical marijuana panel will hire diversity consultant

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The Maryland Cannabis Commission announced Monday it will hire a consultant to review what steps — if any — it could take to improve diversity in the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry. Among other tasks, the consultant will determine if it is feasible to conduct a study documenting whether minorities have been unfairly excluded from the industry as a whole …