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Marijuana won in election; activists poised to ask Michiganders for legalization in 2018

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Local officials are beginning to decide if they want medical marijuana businesses in their communities before the state starts giving out licenses next year. Wochit Not all is bliss for Michigan’s marijuana activists and stoners — drug busts of pot growers and their criminal trials haven’t let up — yet marijuana is having a good year here, and a very …

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Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas

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WINTER GARDEN, Florida (CBS11) – Texas is weeks away from the first legal sale of medical marijuana. Two years after lawmakers legalized the drug for epilepsy patients, the state has licensed a company operating as Knox Medical to dispense the drug. CBS11 travelled to Winter Garden, Florida, where the company has already broken ground as one of the first medical …

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Thousand Oaks will allow one medical marijuana retailer, one testing facility

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General information on Proposition 64 and how it applies to Ventura County Wochit The Thousand Oaks City Council this week introduced an ordinance that will allow one medical marijuana retailer and one marijuana testing facility in an industrial-zoned part of town. The ordinance is scheduled to be adopted at the council’s Nov. 28 meeting and will become effective 31 days …

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Orange County votes unanimously to allow medical marijuana dispensaries

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In a surprisingly strong move, Orange County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Rules from the Florida Legislature dictate municipal governments only have two options regarding dispensaries – they can either ban them outright or regulate them like any other pharmacy. Mayor Teresa Jacobs called that choice a "poison pill" …

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Karl-Anthony Towns advocates for benefits of medical marijuana use

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Karl-Anthony Towns says he has done some research on the benefits of medicinal marijuana. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern made news late last month when he said the NBA should remove marijuana from its banned substance use . That stance was a change in how Stern perceived marijuana, particularly as a form of medical treatment for some conditions. Minnesota Timberwolves …

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Canada Wants to Tax Medical Cannabis. Get Ready for a Fight.

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The Trudeau government’s proposed cannabis tax plan has angered provincial governments—who don’t believe tax revenue should be split evenly between Ottawa and the provinces—but they’re not the only peeved parties. Medical cannabis patients and producers feel strongly that Ottawa should not be applying an excise tax on medical cannabis — full stop. They say medical cannabis should be exempt from …

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Estero Council bans medical marijuana dispensaries

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Estero has banned medical marijuana dispensaries. Village councilors voted unanimously Wednesday morning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities from within village boundaries. Councilors voted on the second reading of ordinance 2017-10, which says that the village would accept or approve no requests for development orders, building permits or other applications for proposed medical marijuana facilities in the village. …

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Morro Bay to accept medical marijuana dispensary applications — 10 years after DEA raid

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Morro Bay officials will begin taking applications from prospective operators of up to two medical marijuana dispensaries in July, after the City Council on Tuesday formally adopted local rules to regulate cannabis businesses, personal cultivating and public smoking. The unanimous vote comes about 10 years after a law enforcement raid initiated by San Luis Obispo County’s former sheriff shut down …