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After the election, marijuana could be legal for recreational or medical use in 29 states

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J.P. Holyoak, chair of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, is joined by a host of doctors and nurses at the Arizona capitol to endorse Proposition 205, which would legalize recreational marijuana. (Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press) Marijuana could be legal for medical or recreational use in 29 U.S. states after the November election. The issue will be …

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Brook Park council begins planning medical marijuana public hearings

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BROOK PARK, Ohio — As part of a resolution they passed last month, Brook Park City Council members have begun planning how best to present public hearings about potential city issues surrounding medical marijuana. Medical marijuana became legal in Ohio Sept. 8 for people with qualifying medical conditions. During council’s Oct. 25 caucus, Councilwoman Julie McCormick reiterated that their resolution …

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Medical marijuana supporters question timing of police candy warning

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The Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA) is telling parents to be on the lookout for pot in their child’s trick or treat bag, and this warning comes with the slogan ‘Keep Florida away from pot.’ Special interest groups advocating marijuana decriminalization say the timing of this warning is less about Halloween candy, and much more about the voting season. The FSA …

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LSU: Medical marijuana could be ready by summer 2018

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In this Oct. 13, 2016 photo, Nikki Lastreto trims "little buds" from last season’s harvest at her home near Laytonville, Calif. Lastreto and her husband, Swami Chaitanya, grow "Swami’s Select" medical marijuana, and support Proposition 64, a Nov. 8 ballot initiative in California, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (Rich Pedroncelli) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) …

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Pot Foes and Medical Marijuana Advocates Team Up to Oppose Prop 64

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Even though recent polls show Prop 64 has a wide majority, there is some push back from groups who argue the measure is not about pot, but about money. Anti-recreational marijuana activists and supporters of medical marijuana came together on Federal Boulevard in a conference Friday, to voice their opposition to Proposition 64 — the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative . …

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Attorney: Pa. regulations lag on medical marijuana; businesses to take hit

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Medical marijuana Updated 2 minutes ago Legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania will present more challenges for employers, a Pittsburgh attorney said Friday during an Excela Health program on substance abuse in the workplace. “Pennsylvania is ground zero for medical marijuana,” Kathleen Koop Irwin, an attorney with Tucker Arensberg, told more than 150 human resources professionals and business managers at the …

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Washington D.C. Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana Reciprocity with Other States

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 28, 2016) – A bill working its way through the Council of the District of Columbia would allow patients with valid medical marijuana cards from other states to access medicinal cannabis in D.C. Passage would take another step toward effectively nullifying federal prohibition in practice. Cnc. Yvette Alexander introduced B21-0210 , the Medical Marijuana Reciprocity Amendment Act of …

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Ohio medical marijuana advocates left off advisory panel; officials say rules process will be transparent

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A committee that will make recommendations for the state’s medical marijuana program will have its first meeting Tuesday, but advocates are already skeptical the group will take patients concerns to heart. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Vern Riffe Center in Columbus, the state pharmacy board announced Thursday. …