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Judge Dismisses Challenge to Kentucky Medical Marijuana Ban

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Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp – the fibers of the …

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Lawsuit targets medical marijuana expansion

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Hide caption Three companies that got state approval last month to produce medical marijuana in Orange and Ulster counties face a legal hurdle as they develop their plans: a lawsuit by five existing medical-marijuana businesses that aims to stop the expansion of their fledgling industry. The newly approved competitors include Valley Agriceuticals, which already erected a building in the Town …

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Dr. Oz Defends Medical Cannabis on ‘Fox & Friends’

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Mehmet Oz, more commonly known as Dr. Oz, the cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality, has made a career out of controversial opinions on all matters related to health, medicine, weight, and pseudoscience. He has also been named one of the most influential people of the 21st century, and a “trusted voice in daytime television.” Earlier this week, Dr. Oz stopped …

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Michigan will allow one-stop shopping for some medical marijuana businesses

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The medical marijuana industry is poised to explode with new state regulations and taxes on the dispensaries that will sell the weed. Kathleen Gray/Detroit Free Press Buy Photo The medical marijuana business is expected to explode next year when the state begins to hand out licenses, and rules released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could prove …

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Florida sets up rules for new medical marijuana licenses

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State faces deadline to issue new licenses for medical marijuana. (Sentinel file) TALLAHASSEE — Perhaps learning from past missteps, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, which went into effect Wednesday, outsources the evaluation of the applications to outside experts, requires “blind …

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Dr. Oz Takes on Medical Marijuana ‘Hypocrisy’

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Daytime Emmy winner Dr. Oz (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Dr. Oz took on medical marijuana “hypocrisy” while he was on Fox & Friends recently to talk about his exclusive interview with Ivanka Trump about postpartum depression. He said medical pot could be one way out of the opioid abuse crisis. Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as TV host Dr. Oz, added a …

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Kentucky judge upholds state’s medical marijuana ban

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp — the …

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Medical Marijuana shop opens in Dadeland area

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Ever so slowly, medical marijuana retail outlets are opening around South Florida. Curaleaf, the new brand for Costa Farms’ cannabis operation , launched its first stand-alone store Thursday in the Dadeland area. The store at 9002 South Dadeland Blvd., Unit 1 is the second metropolitan-area pot shop to open in the county. Trulieve opened a store in April near Miami …