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What’s the reality of medical marijuana becoming legal in Indiana?

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File photo of medical cannabis oil INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The push to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana appears to be gaining a certain strength. Numerous veterans organizations, for example, have publicly pleaded with lawmakers to help treat veterans with issues like PTSD, chronic pain and traumatic brain injuries. “We’re not talking about letting veterans smoke pot,” a representative said at …

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Correction: CNS-Medical-Cannabis story

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In a story Nov. 10 about medical cannabis, Capital News Service erroneously reported that Maryland’s medical cannabis commission awarded Green Thumb Industries a pre-approval license as a grower, and that it was retracted based on information from state Attorney General Brian Frosh. GTI was never awarded a pre-approval or a license as a grower, and therefore it …

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Medical marijuana license delays challenged in lawsuit

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Another potential marijuana grower hoping to cash in on Florida’s “green rush” is suing the state, this time accusing health officials of unconstitutionally dragging their feet by failing to grant new pot licenses. The plaintiffs in the latest challenge include Bill’s Nursery, Inc., a Miami-Dade County grower that lost out when the Department of Health handed out an initial round …

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Miami Nursery Sues to Demand Florida Allow More Medical Pot Farms

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After voters overwhelmingly legalized medical marijuana a year ago, Florida was supposed to issue ten new pot-growing licenses to nurseries by October 3. But the state has dragged its feet in implementing nearly every aspect of the law, from issuing cards to patients to passing basic regulations on who can smoke cannabis and when they can smoke it. Now it’s …

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Pensacola man with epilepsy sues for access to medical marijuana

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Kenneth Conte, a customer of the Trulieve medical marijuana dispensary on North Davis Highway, explains the benefits of the industry and what more needs to happen in Florida to improve access to medical marijuana. (Joseph Baucum/jbaucum@pnj.com) A Pensacola man is suing multiple Florida officials because the state missed its deadline to license several new medical marijuana treatment centers. Michael Bowen …

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Some cities faced with all-or-nothing medical marijuana rules are playing it safe

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An assortment of Trulieve products on display at their store in St. Petersburg. SCOTT KEELER | Times When it comes to weighing the options for regulating medical marijuana through the law passed this year, Dunedin city commissioners declared local governments face a "conundrum" and "a false dilemma." They said they would welcome a dispensary in the city and want residents …

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Grimes: Medical Marijuana Legislation Will Be ‘Patient-Centered’

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FRANKFORT, Ky.– Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes initiated discussions about Kentucky medical marijuana legislation on Tuesday with a panel of experts and advocates. Grimes announced the effort last week. "I came to Frankfort to help people, and there are thousands of Kentuckians who need and are begging for medical marijuana to help ease their pain," said Grimes. "Today’s discussions …

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Some cities faced with all-or-nothing medical marijuana rules are playing it safe

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This photo shows marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana displayed under a light, at The Joint, a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle. (AP Photo) When it comes to weighing the options for regulating medical marijuana through the law passed this year, Dunedin city commissioners declared local governments face a "conundrum" and "a false dilemma." They said …