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Branstad likely to sign Iowa medical cannabis law

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Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 6, 2007. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo) DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowans, but first he wants to make sure the bill doesn’t have unintended consequences that would allow recreational use of …

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California Set To Harmonize Recreational And Medical Marijuana Laws

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With passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“ MCRSA ”) in 2015, California took a huge step towards comprehensively regulating its medical cannabis industry after more than 20 years of little to no such state government oversight under Proposition 215 . Under the MCRSA, California medical cannabis businesses can expect a bevy of regulations spanning packaging and …

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Say NO To Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids

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Since 2014, the Department of Justice has been prohibited from using taxpayers’ funds to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states that regulate its medical use. But that could all change this week as Congress decides how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year. At issue is a provision known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which maintains …

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Higher Education: It’s time for medical marijuana proponents to take the next step.

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Higher Education: It’s time for medical marijuana proponents to take the next step. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, or Issue 6, passed with 53 percent of voters saying “yes” to medical cannabis. With eight states allowing both recreational and medicinal cannabis sales, and another 20 with medicinal alone, Arkansas has joined the majority of states to legalize marijuana in some …

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Activists say more access to medical marijuana needed

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View Slideshow 1 of 3 Signatures are collected in support of medical marijuana. Even though it is now legal, activists say there are still many obstacles in place that keep people from gaining access to medical marijuana. Wendy Hart is treasurer of the Western New York Chapter of NORML — the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Hart …

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Hearing Tuesday in Lenox on proposed medical marijuana dispensary bylaw

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What’s Next . . . Here’s what’s scheduled as the Lenox Planning Board’s proposed zoning bylaw amendments come up for discussion and action by voters: – Tuesday, April 25, 6-7:30 p.m.: Planning Board public hearing on proposed zoning bylaw changes covering medical marijuana dispensaries and a moratorium on recreational marijuana proposals. Town Hall. Note: The proposed zoning bylaw amendments (Articles …