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5 Differences Between the United States’ and Canada’s Medical Cannabis Programs

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As Canada prepares to legalize cannabis countrywide, many have wondered how its medical marijuana program compares to the United States’. Here are five key similarities and differences between each country’s medicinal cannabis guidelines. Click to enlarge. (Amy Phung/Leafly) Federal vs. State Regulation The biggest notable difference between the Canadian and American medical marijuana systems is that Canada’s program is federally …

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Medical marijuana patient contests driving ban

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Treatment of ALS symptoms prevents Milton man from taking the wheel after DUI. Published July 14, 2017. JOEL BANNER BAIRD/FREE PRESS Buy Photo A Vermont man has challenged a state ruling that denies him the right to drive because he uses medical marijuana. David Ballard, 55, of Milton, lost his license for 90 days last year after being charged with …

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Bevin and Beshear ask judge to dismiss medical marijuana lawsuit

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Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear want a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky. In a motion filed Monday in Franklin Circuit Court, Bevin’s attorneys said medical marijuana is a “political question” that should be decided by the General Assembly, not a judge. “Since at least 2014, the legislature …

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Family members, lawmakers push for medical marijuana in South Carolina

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South Carolina would be the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. Medical marijuana CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) — On Thursday night, the group Compassionate South Carolina held a seminar to push for medical cannabis to be legalized in South Carolina. “I believe if you fight hard for anything and reach out and explain things to people you can get anything done,” …

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Pittsburgh City Council Told Getting Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Simple

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With all the hype over medical marijuana, you’d think it’d be easy for the medically eligible to get. Not so, members of Pittsburgh city council were told on Thursday. “We’re sort of like a pharmacy, but we’re a little bit different,” said Dr. Robert Capretto, chair of Keystone Relief Center. Keystone Relief Center was one of five …

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Medical marijuana now sold in Lewes ‘compassion center’

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Front Page Local News Coastal Point • Laura Walter : The First State Compassion Center opened Sussex County’s first medicinal cannabis facility in May. Delaware isn’t letting just anyone use marijuana — yet. But it’s available to people with certain medical conditions who have gotten no relief from traditional medicine. First State Compassion Center (FSCC) opened Sussex County’s first medical …

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Holly considers medical marijuana facilities

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On Tuesday, July 11, the Holly Village Council held its second study session on the matter of whether to allow medical marijuana facilities in its community. The first study session was held on June 13. A public hearing will take place at the Aug. 22 Village Council meeting. “I don’t believe we’ll be voting then,” said Councilman David Cruickshank. “We’ll …

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University And Startup Partner To Offer Crash Course On Medical Marijuana For Health Workers

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In this photo, different strains of marijuana are displayed at Breakwater Treatment and Wellness in Cranbury, N.J. Some patients in Pennsylvania could be able to get prescriptions for medical marijuana early next year. In the meantime, many doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers have questions. Later this month, Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia-based startup Greenhouse Ventures will begin …