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More Georgians sign up for medical marijuana program, still unable to buy in state

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ATLANTA — More than 100 new patients have received permission to use a form of medical marijuana in Georgia this month, bringing the statewide total of people using the product to more than 1800 less than three years after the state began the program. They still don’t have easy access to the drug, which can’t legally be produced in Georgia …

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Ohio docs writing recs for patients to buy medical marijuana in Michigan before rules set

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CLEVELAND — Ohioans wanting medical marijuana have been crossing the border into Michigan, where some Detroit-area dispensaries will sell to out-of-staters who are issued recommendations for cannabis use months ahead of the drug becoming available in their home state, according to officials from a company providing the recommendations. Those recommendations, given by doctors working for a Toledo business or any …

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Older women and medical marijuana: a new growth industry

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Lyn Kusher, the founder of Ma Kush’s Natural, which sells soaps, lotions, balms and edible cannabis treats, in San Diego, Feb. 1, 2017. Inspired partly by their own use of the drug for pain relief, or by caring for others who use it for their own aches, some older women see viable business opportunities in the marijuana industry and view …

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Our say: Medical marijuana fights are far from over

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Medical marijuana in Maryland continues to be the subject of battles at the local and state level. What will happen at the federal level remains unclear. (Jim Mone/AP) An application for a special zoning exception is submitted for a business. Neighbors who don’t approve circulate fliers to generate opposition. It seems like a commonplace story. Nothing, however, is commonplace when …

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Older women and medical marijuana: A new growth industry

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Jeanine Moss, founder of AnnaBis, a line of upscale women’s accessories to carry cannabis discreetly, stands Jan. 30 in her home office in Marina Del Ray, Calif. Coley Brown/The New York Times Moss, 62, of Marina Del Ray, Calif., had quit her job as a marketing consultant before she had her hip done in 2014. As she left the hospital, …

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Expanded Medical Marijuana Law Grows Georgia Program

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Rep. Allen Peake, a Republican who authored Georgia’s legislation, said there is a growing need for the state to allow production of medical marijuana products. More than 100 new patients have received permission to use a form of medical marijuana in Georgia this month, bringing the statewide total of people using the product to more than 1,800 less than three …

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Marijuana growers face June deadline to do business in Ohio

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0 marijuana Columbus — Dozens of major players in the medical marijuana industry are expected to apply by June 30 for 12 large-scale medical marijuana cultivator licenses offered in Ohio. PharmaCann, an Illinois-based company operating in multiple states, said it is currently negotiating terms for purchase options for parcels across Ohio, said Jeremy Unruh, the company’s general counsel and director …

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Judge orders temporary halt to new Maryland medical marijuana licensing

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View of medical marijuana plant propagated at a growing operation in Washington on September 7, 2016. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Maryland’s medical marijuana program faces a potential new delay after a judge Thursday ordered a temporary halt to the program pending a hearing as part of a lawsuit that alleges regulators failed to consider racial diversity in licensing businesses. Baltimore …