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Black lawmakers want more diversity in medical marijuana business

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Black Maryland state lawmakers are planning to propose emergency legislation to address the dearth of minority-owned businesses approved to grow medical marijuana in the state and may demand scrapping the results of a nine-month application process and starting over. Del. Cheryl Glenn, D-Baltimore, announced the plans at a Friday meeting of the Legislative Black Caucus aimed at addressing diversity in …

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Sheriff: Medical marijuana bills may aid criminals

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(Photo: Detroit News file) Lansing — Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard is warning state lawmakers that a sweeping overhaul of Michigan’s medical marijuana law awaiting their final approval could lead to convicted drug dealers and murderers running pot shops. Bouchard, a longtime opponent of the state’s medical cannabis law, has focused his criticism on language in a five-bill package that …

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A new way to take medical marijuana?

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ThinkStock Patients who use medicinal marijuana in New Jersey will soon have a new way to take it. Later this month Compassionate Sciences in Bellmawr, one of five certified medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey, will begin offering cannabis-enhanced creams and lozenges. “This really is a tremendous step forward in medical marijuana, it’s a real advancement for patients,” according to …

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Medical marijuana treating both kids, adults at Tampa clinic

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Tampa’s first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now open for patients across Tampa Bay, offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults. “In particular the CBD that’s found in the low THC medical cannabis — that’s now for …

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Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law: Here’s What You Should Know

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Although Ohio’s newfound medical marijuana law will officially hit the books on Thursday, this means very little for patients needing immediate, legal access to the herb. In fact, no cultivation sites or dispensaries are expected to get down to business for another two years, which, unfortunately, puts those residents who are interested in participating in the program in a tough …

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Medical marijuana grower booted from state fair

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Medical marijuana dispensary takes cannabis plant to State Fair. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The state’s largest medical marijuana grower could be in jeopardy of losing its license after it was booted from the New Mexico State Fair. When you think of the New Mexico State Fair, you think of the rides, and the food, but on the first day of this year’s …

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Philly420: Medical marijuana could be thriving business in Philly

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Chris Goldstein is a marijuana advocate living in New Jersey. Medical marijuana is about to grow roots in Philadelphia. City Councilman Derek Green is hosting a hearing today to discuss how Pennsylvania’s new medical cannabis program will operate in the city – and it’s going to get complicated. The spirit of the new state law is to supply a vital …