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Sturbridge selectmen OK medical marijuana dispensary

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Telegram & Gazette Staff @CraigSemon STURBRIDGE – After butting heads with selectmen, Newton-based Heal Inc. has received a special permit and site plan approval to build the town’s first off-site medical marijuana dispensary. On Wednesday, the Planning Board voted 6-0 to grant a special permit for the dispensary at 660 Main St. In addition, the Planning Board voted 6-0 to …

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Utah Could See Medical Marijuana on the Ballot in 2018

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Getty In Utah, patients who would greatly benefit from medical marijuana have been waiting for lawmakers to approve legislation that would make the plant available to them. But over the last few years, multiple attempts to put a bill through have fallen short of making it into law. Sadly it was no different during this year’s session, as legislators denied …

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More medical marijuana licenses would be awarded in deal reached by Maryland legislative leaders

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General Assembly leaders have coalesced around a plan to issue an additional five medical marijuana growing licenses and increase the likelihood that several of those lucrative deals go to minority-owned companies. The consensus emerging in Annapolis about how to revamp the state’s fledgling medical cannabis industry also includes creating a "compassionate use" fund to help poor patients and veterans pay …

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Candelora looking to levy tax on medical marijuana

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State Rep. Vincent Candelora HARTFORD — A bill aimed at raising money for substance abuse services would levy a 6 percent tax on medical marijuana. Rep. Vincent Candelora, R-North Branford, who introduced the bill, said it’s meant to start a discussion about the costs related to medical marijuana. “My point is that we should as a state, if we’re going …

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How Israel Plans to Get Into the $50 Billion Medical Marijuana Market

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Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. With estimates that the global market for medical marijuana could reach $50 billion by 2025, the Israeli government is set to allow the local industry to start exporting and projects …

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MMJ Briefs

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Veterans in Arizona are pushing back against the UA’s medical marijuana ban. As it stands now, the UA police department will arrest medical marijuana patients. A petition has been started on Change.org to stop medical marijuana patient arrests, according to 12 News. Two years after medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona, the State Legislature banned its use on college campuses. …

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Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

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A man prepares a cigarette mixed with marijuana during Cannatech 2017, an annual global cannabis industry event, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 20, 2017. Picture taken March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade …

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Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

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Reuters * Medical marijuana a growing global market * Israel aims to export medical-grade cannabis * Israeli cannabis firms attracting investors By Maayan Lubell and Lianne BackTel Aviv, March 23 (Reuters) – Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for …