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Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Uptown

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A look inside Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Steve Torres was among the first patients on to walk through the doors of Chicago’s only medical marijuana dispensary, which officially opened in Uptown on Wednesday. Within an hour, he left Dispensary 33 with a bag containing 7 grams of “Grace’s cookies” and 3.5 grams of “Chicago Blue Dream” – names of …

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Medical Marijuana Taxes to Illinois Total $57K in 1st Month

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Illinois officials say the state’s first medical marijuana patients have purchased nearly $801,000 worth of cannabis during the program’s first month. Program director Joseph Wright announced the figures Wednesday. The numbers indicate Illinois has collected roughly $56,550 in taxes from wholesale sales of medical marijuana during the month. Marijuana wholesalers pay a 7 percent tax to the state. Wright says …

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5 organizations post bond for medical marijuana license

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One purveyor turned in paperwork 2 minutes before deadline TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – One of Florida’s soon-to-be medical marijuana purveyors used a helicopter and a landing at a golf course to squeak in minutes before a 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday to prove he had nailed down a requisite $5 million bond. Bruce Knox, an owner of Lake Mary-based Knox Nursery, was …

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La Pine council repeals medical marijuana tax

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Share 0:00:00 Play clip Mute 0:00 / 2:23 Full screen Closed Captions LA PINE, Ore. – The La Pine City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to repeal the city’s 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, a week after the city was sued Dec. 2 by Green Knottz, a dispensary in La Pine. City Attorney, Jeremy Green told NewsChannel 21 …

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Illinois collects $57K in first month’s medical marijuana taxes

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Marijuana buds and one hundred U.S. dollar bills ($100) are arranged for a photograph in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Ontario is one step closer to the legalization of marijuana after the Ontario Superior Court struck down two key parts of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that prohibit the possession and production of pot in April, …

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Obesity rates drop in states with legal medical marijuana, study says

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In this Dec. 4, 2015 photo, a book about medical marijuana lies on a table in the office of University of Vermont pharmacology professor Wolfgang Dostmann in Burlington, Vt. The College of Medicine is offering a new class on the science of medical marijuana. UVM is one of the first accredited academic programs in the country to offer a pharmacology …

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Ga. Medical Marijuana Commission Votes No To In-State Growth

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The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis Wednesday voted against perusing means to legalize in-state growth of marijuana. A state commission tasked with figuring out ways to regulate medical marijuana voted Wednesday against perusing efforts to legalize growing the plant in Georgia. The Georgia Commission on Medical Marijuana voted 9-5 against a recommendation to grow the products here, citing federal laws …

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Second suspect in Denver medical marijuana raids pleads guilty

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Luis Uribe reaches an agreement for 1 year of probation, had faced 20 years in prison in connection with marijuana raids Denver Police officers stay out in front of VIP Cannabis, located at 2949 W. Alameda Ave., after the Drug Enforcement Agency officials raided it in the morning, April 30, 2014. The marijuana dispensary was previously raided in November 2013. …