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Medical marijuana dispensary approved to create products

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A cultivator holds a cannabis flower on a Maui Grown Therapies cultivar, or strain, inside the company’s Kula production center. Maui Grown Therapies photo Maui Grown Therapies is aiming to open as early as July, selling lotions, tinctures, oils, capsules and concentrates at its first dispensary in the Maui Lani Village Center, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. However, the state Department …

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Mexico’s Legalization of Medical Marijuana Yields Opportunities — CFN Media

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SEATTLE, WA, May 25, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – May 25, 2017) – CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article discussing Mexico’s pending legalization of medical marijuana, and Medical Marijuana Inc.’s (otc pink:MJNA) established position as a leader in the country’s nascent industry. …

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New medical marijuana operator has South Florida ties

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There’s a new player in Florida’s medical marijuana industry, and it’s got South Florida ties. On Wednesday, a company affiliated with Canadian cannabis operator Aphria and Fort Lauderdale-based equity firm Delavaco Group announced that it has closed on an agreement to manage Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of seven medical marijuana growers and distributors in the state. The deal has …

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Medical marijuana patient wins employment discrimination suit in Rhode Island

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A Rhode Island fabrics company violated the state’s medical marijuana law when it refused to hire a card-carrying patient who couldn’t pass a drug test, a state Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. Christine Callaghan sued Darlington Fabrics Corp. for compensatory and punitive damages in 2014 after the company said her medical marijuana usage precluded it from offering her a paid …

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West Chester may be site of medical marijuana grow operation

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WEST CHESTER TWP. A West Chester Twp. business owner has informed officials he wants to open a marijuana cultivation business here, but says he won’t force the issue if the township decides to ban such businesses. David Haley told trustees Tuesday that he wants to locate in the township because he already owns a pharmaceutical business here and thinks West …

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Report: Medical marijuana could poach more than $4B from pharma sales annually

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If the United States legalized medical marijuana for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and seizures, cannabis could siphon more than $4 billion annually from the nation’s pharmaceutical industry, a new study hypothesizes. The report expected to be released Wednesday by New Frontier Data, a provider of data and analytics to cannabis businesses, is intended to show how cannabis could …

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Florida judge backs two more medical marijuana licenses

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In a long-awaited decision, an administrative law judge Tuesday called for the state to issue two new licenses to medical marijuana operators, saying competing businesses —- which lost out to another operator selected by Florida health officials in 2015 —- were virtually tied. Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham’s recommended order came months after a hearing in the matter and …

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Hopes are high for legal pot in Michigan

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It’s on. Last week the Board of State Canvassers approved the language for a petition by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. That means if the CRMLA can gather 252,523 valid signatures in a six-month window by May 30, 2018, the question will be placed on next year’s November ballot for voters to decide. Wasting no time, a coalition …