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Conservatives Bolster South Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill

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Rep. Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville once shunned marijuana use, but when his eldest son died of an overdose last Easter, ending a six-year struggle with opioid addiction, the conservative Republican co-sponsored this year’s medical cannabis legislation. (Sean Rayford/AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid …

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Gillan: Hold off on medical marijuana fees

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NOT SO FAST: Department of Public Health and Social Services Director James Gillan is shown in this file photo. Gillan said people should hold off on paying application fees related to Guam’s medical marijuana program until all relevant regulations have been adopted. Post file photo Department of Public Health and Social Services Director James Gillan said interested individuals should hold …

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California medical marijuana dispensary caters to children

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Cannabis-infused oil has helped treat children as young as 6 months old. (Source: KTXL via CNN) MODESTO, CA (KTXL/CNN) – From the outside, it doesn’t appear as if it’s a place where kids can get pot. On the inside, you’d have to search for the signs that it’s a medical marijuana dispensary. But one store is catering to a clientele …

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Locals weigh pros and cons of medical marijuana

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CLARKSBURG— As the bill to legalize medical marijuana makes its way through the House, area residents have conflicting views on the possibility of seeing it become law. W. Fred Wilson of Philippi believes that medical marijuana has a real possibility to help others. Some residents think that marijuana should be legal because of how certain conditions respond to the drug. …

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The next state to legalize medical marijuana could be…Nebraska?

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Unable to play video. Neither flash nor html5 is supported! When it comes to high-growth industries, there’s very little, if anything, that can top the marijuana industry. In just 21 years’ time, more than half of the country has legalized access to medical cannabis, and over the past four-plus years, we’ve witnessed eight states (along with Washington, D.C.) legalize recreational …

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Medical marijuana bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, efforts to let patients legally access the drug are gaining in South Carolina with the help of conservative lawmakers. While 28 states allow comprehensive medical marijuana programs, only two of those are in the South. Arkansas and Florida voters approved theirs through the ballot last …

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The Next State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Could Be…Nebraska?

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When it comes to high-growth industries, there’s very little, if anything, that can top the marijuana industry. In just 21 years’ time, more than half of the country has legalized access to medical cannabis, and over the past four-plus years, we’ve witnessed eight states (along with Washington, D.C.) legalize recreational pot. This expansion has led to some very large dollar …

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Medical pot: from ballot to regulated industry

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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 (Photo: Roxana Gonzalez, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Nov. 4, 2008 : Michigan voters pass a ballot proposal by a 63%-37% margin to allow the use of medical marijuana. May 2012: State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, introduces …