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Sunday Spotlight: Candy-maker takes expert skills to medical marijuana industry

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Candy-maker Chuck Higgins cuts a large batch of orange-flavored hard candy infused with medical marijuana. Higgins, who recently sold his business, now works for New MexiCann Natural Medicine, a medical marijuana dispensary. Daniel J. Chacón/The New Mexican Last year, the affable founder of C.G. Higgins Confections, a gourmet chocolate operation with two stores in Santa Fe, sold his business. Higgins …

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City could benefit from medical marijuana initiatives

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The city of Hillsdale, like all other municipalities in Michigan, is anticipated to discuss medical marijuana initiatives this year. Michigan municipalities do not have to take any action if they choose not to opt in to allowing these initiatives in their respective communities. However, the city council, like other local government officials, must opt in if they desire to allow …

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Court upholds limits on medical marijuana use for PTSD

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PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the limits enacted by the Department of Health Services on when doctors can recommend marijuana to patients with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Appellate Judge Samuel Thumma, writing for the unanimous court, rejected arguments by the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association that it was illegal for Will Humble, then the director of the …

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South Carolina prosecutor contender at odds with feds over medical marijuana

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GW Pharmaceuticals, based in Salisbury, England, produces medicines from the cannabis sativa plant, aka marijuana, including Epidiolex for relief of seizures caused by epilepsy. FILE/GW Pharmaceuticals COLUMBIA, S.C. — The man widely regarded as the front-runner for South Carolina’s top federal prosecutor job is a Republican state representative who gave early support to Donald Trump’s campaign in this early voting …

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Medical marijuana grower praises state action

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Head Cultivator Chris Schmitt looks at budds of marijuana plants at Vireo Health on October 20, 2016. The state Department of Health announced this week an enhancement to the agency’s medical marijuana program that will expand the number of health professionals who can certify patients for medical marijuana use. Under the agency’s new guidelines, physician assistants may now register with …

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Senators ponder medical marijuana

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LINCOLN — As expected, a legislative committee on Friday advanced a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee advanced Legislative Bill 622, sponsored and prioritized by State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, 6-1. The bill is sure to be controversial when it reaches the floor. It also faces opposition from Gov. Pete Ricketts, who was against …

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Hickenlooper signs bill extending some recreational marijuana rules to medical pot industry

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Copyright Getty Images DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed a bill that will extend several of the rules for the state’s retail marijuana operators on to medical marijuana licensees and manufacturers. House Bill 1034 passed the Senate unanimously after passing the House by a 63-1 vote in early February. The bill affects several changes aimed at helping …