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Maine legislative panel mulls raising 10 percent tax on marijuana

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AUGUSTA, Maine – As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreational marijuana was approved. Possession of recreational marijuana became legal this year, while the Legislature pushed back …

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Bridgewater’s medical pot facility clean, and green

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Hide caption Theory Wellness, the state’s newest medical marijuana dispensary, gave The Enterprise a behind the scenes look at how they grow, harvest and produce their cannabis. BRIDGEWATER – When customers enter the Theory Wellness dispensary they are given a menu. It lists various strains and forms of medical cannabis – pre-rolled joints, chews, salve, flower, capsules, extract, cartridges, sap …

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Despite serious opioid crisis, research on medical marijuana remains stifled by federal rules

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Dr. Matt Layton, left, a psychiatrist with an interest in research, and John Roll, vice dean for research at the Elson Floyd Medical School at Washington State University, talk Thursday, July 13, 2017, about the many roadblocks to researching the uses and dangers of marijuana in the university setting. The complex layers of state and federal law prevents them for …

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Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

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John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients from the Nottingham property. The 69-year-old, who lives three doors away, thought the …

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Edibles grab larger share of medical marijuana market

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Emily Isler and Chad Crandall of Tree Tap Extracts in their greenhouse in Jay. They provide marijuana-infused maple sugar candies to patients who prefer taking cannabis orally to smoking it. Staff photos by Shawn Patrick Ouellette Every few days, Chad Crandall and Emily Isler take a break from tending to the chickens, pigs and crops and head to the kitchen …

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Brooks bring medical marijuana into GOP Senate race

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MONTGOMERY — Charlotte Dalton turns 5 this week, and for the first summer in her life she’s playing outdoors. She’s been camping, and on her maiden fishing trip caught eight fish. Charlotte, of Madison, has Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic condition formerly known as epilepsy with polymorphic seizures. She used to have multiple types of seizures daily, including as many …

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Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana Hinges on Monday Vote

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(Photo courtesy of National Institute on Drug Abuse) A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote on Monday could be the end of the line this year in another attempt to pass it. The House Rules Committee will soon decide whether to allow Rep. Earl Blumenauer, …