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Washington, D.C. Lawmaker Wants to Remove All Barriers to Medical Marijuana Access

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Recreational cannabis use is legal in Washington, D.C., but thanks to the District’s lack of statehood and some pesky legislation handed down from Congress, the East Coast hub hasn’t been able to set up a system for adult use retail marijuana. The awkward set of regulations has created a cannabis industry based on overpriced consumer products that come with a …

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Buncombe’s Democratic commissioners back medical marijuana

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The legalization of recreational marijuana in several states is quickly approaching and will likely occur in 2018. Video provided by TheStreet. Newslook ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County’s four Democratic commissioners signed a letter of support this week asking the state legislature to consider legalizing medical marijuana in North Carolina. Chairman Brownie Newman and commissioners Ellen Frost, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Al Whitesides …

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SU presents medical marijuana vendor recommendation to board

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Approving a vendor is the last major hurdle to start the process of producing the state’s cannabis. The university has not yet chosen a location for the secure indoor growing facility, which will be funded through third-party donors. Southern University is one step closer to getting medical marijuana into the hands of Louisiana patients. The university presented its vendor recommendation …

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Want to sell medical marijuana in Florida? There’s a new application process.

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Seemingly learning from past mistakes, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for new medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, published Wednesday and going into effect immediately, outsources the evaluation of the applications to “subject matter experts,” requires “blind testing” of the applications, and includes a detailed application form …

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Peru Could Legalize Medical Marijuana This Year

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(holgs/iStock) Peru has taken the first step towards legalizing cannabis by approving a bill that would allow the production and importation of medical marijuana. According to international reports , a makeshift cannabis lab run by mothers hoping to medicate their sick children was raided by police last February. That resulted in a flurry of public outcry over the raid, and …

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Louisiana’s first medical marijuana grower contract is done

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Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana for the school and said Monday the drug is expected to reach patients by the middle of next year. Las Vegas-based GB Sciences is the first of only two producers of medical marijuana planned in Louisiana, through a deal with the LSU AgCenter. The company …

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Lab to begin testing medical marijuana to meet expected demand from dispensaries, growers

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Daniel Sanders, COO of Marygold Laboratories, shows how a machine that tests craft beer works. The company plans to expand their testing services to include medical marijuana analysis by next year. (Photo: KATV) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The medical marijuana industry continues to take shape in Arkansas, with more than 300 applicants currently vying to operate one of the states …

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Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law may be drifting into monetary haze

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Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery — who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer — held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. (Steve Esack) Prior to passage of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, politicians and advocates spoke with compassion about how it would provide alternative …