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Provision in medical marijuana law allows Arkansas communities to vote themselves “dry”

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Even before the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has the final say on where 32 medical marijuana dispensaries and five cultivation centers set up in the state, counties and municipalities could move to ban the substance from their backyard. David Couch, the man who authored the 2016 Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, said he purposely put in a …

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Medical marijuana cultivation facility proposed

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MIDDLEBORO – A Hopkinton company is planning to cultivate marijuana on a 12-acre site in South Middleboro, with the product to be used by the company’s medical marijuana dispensary, selectmen were told Monday night. Holistic Health Group, Inc. would first need the selectmen to send a letter of support, or at least non-opposition, to the state Department of Public Health …

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With medical marijuana returning to Long Beach, officials push for educational campaign

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FILE – This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland. With the impending return of medical marijuana dispensaries to Long Beach, city officials want to launch an education outreach campaign that explains the health and safety risks of marijuana use in youth and cautions against drug-impaired driving. Prospective business owners …

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Mother Fighting To Save Daughter Through Medical Marijuana

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) – Tiffany Wigginton Carnal is in the fight of her life to save her daughter. Lyndi Carnal, 17, has Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Lyndi was diagnosed when she was 14. Since that …

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Appeals court to decide if probationers can smoke medical marijuana

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Dennis Magyari A Royal Oak attorney and his client, a thrice-convicted drunk driver, want the courts to pay medical marijuana laws more respect. An upcoming state Court of Appeals ruling could make it legal for convicts and the criminally charged to smoke or otherwise possess and consume marijuana while on parole, bond or probation, so long as they’re registered medical …

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Veteran leads charge for medical marijuana

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(Photo: Photo provided to IndyStar) Jeff Staker spent 11 years in the Marines as a sniper. He served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. He’s a 51-year-old father of five and grandfather of five who quotes Sun-Tzu’s “The Art of War.” And he’s a leading advocate for medical marijuana in Indiana. For six years, a medical marijuana bill …

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Florida dispensaries aim to ‘normalize’ medical marijuana

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vials of cannabis-laced sprays, lotions and tinctures line display shelves a few steps from handbags specially designed to tote marijuana products. A stylish kitchenette and table is on the opposite side of this Surterra Wellness Center medical marijuana showroom, space used to host educational sessions on the merits of the drug — something legal only under …

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Algonquin trustees to consider medical marijuana dispensary on North Main Street

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ALGONQUIN – Village officials are considering plans for a medical marijuana dispensary that could open in Algonquin in the coming year. The business would operate similar to a pharmacy and distribute limited quantities of marijuana to patients with a prescription from a doctor, according to village documents. Ross Morreale, representing ILDISP III, LLC, has petitioned the village for a special …