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Report: Medical marijuana patients outspent adult-use three to one last year

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Buy Photo Despite increasing access to recreational marijuana, medical patients still made up a sizable portion of the market for weed in the U.S. last year, spending three times more money on the crop than recreational users, according to a report from New Frontier Data. The Washington, D.C., cannabis analytics firm partnered with software and marketing company Baker to get …

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Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate Floor

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It’s officially “go” time for the Florida Legislature to finally reach an agreement over the future of medical marijuana in Florida. On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Senate’s proposal to regulate medical cannabis, green-lighting the bill with only one “no” vote, from Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. The bill now heads to the full Senate for approval. SB …

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Basu: New medical cannabis bill is nearly as weak as the first

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Buy Photo April 20 arrived last week with the requisite stoner jokes and, one assumes, related recreational activities. For decades, 420 has been shorthand for smoking marijuana, first as a time of day and then expanding to a calendar date, which is now recognized internationally. While recreational marijuana use has been legalized or decriminalized in nine states and 30 allow …

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Senate medical marijuana plan ready for a floor vote

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Supporters of the Senate plan include Stephani Scruggs, the director of field operations in Florida for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, whose husband suffers from epilepsy. When Stephani Scruggs tried to speak at a Senate committee meeting on medical marijuana last week, her husband suffered an epileptic seizure and was taken away in a wheelchair. This week, she was his voice …

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Branstad ‘likely’ to sign medical cannabis oil expansion into law

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Iowans overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but they don’t support allowing recreational uses, a new Iowa Poll shows. Wochit Buy Photo Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he expects to sign into law an expansion of the state’s medical cannabis oil program, which lawmakers approved Saturday in the final hours of the 2017 legislative session. "Certainly, it’s something I’m …

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Medical marijuana activists give up on new law this year – again. Pin hopes on 2018.

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Advocates for the legalization of medical marijuana in South Carolina said they expect for 2018 to be the year state lawmakers advance legislation that decriminalizes the plant’s use for medicinal purposes. Compassionate SC, a coalition that advocates for a medical marijuana program, held a news conference Tuesday where several legislators stressed that the effort to legalize medical marijuana in the …

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Patients can now begin to enroll for medical marijuana in Maryland

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The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is holding an open enrollment period for its patient registry. There is currently no legal medical cannabis available in the state, but the commission estimates that medicine should be available to patients from licensed dispensaries starting late this summer, depending on the industry’s licensing process. Before the open enrollment period started, more than 4,000 patients …