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Status Update: Medical marijuana manufacturer leases in Costa Mesa; JWA passenger traffic rises in April

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Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased 5 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago. The airport reported it served 893,668 passengers last month, compared with 851,169 in 2017. (File photo: (JOSHUA SUDOCK, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) Pivot Pharmaceuticals, a Vancouver-based biopharmaceutical company, has leased a manufacturing facility in Costa Mesa that will act as the U.S. …

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Judge strikes down Legislature’s ban on smoking medical marijuana | Miami Herald

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A Leon County circuit court judge ruled Friday afternoon that the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional, setting up a likely appeal of the decision. In a 22-page order, Judge Karen Gievers said that the Legislature’s ban on smoking conflicted with the intent of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical cannabis after voters approved it in 2016. …

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You can now legally smoke medical marijuana in Florida

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It’s official — a Tallahassee judge has ruled that medical marijuana in Florida can be smoked. The lawsuit against the state was brought last July by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who essentially floated the bill in the successful campaign to make medical access to cannabis a constitutional right. "The defendants’ toxicology expert’s opinion about whether smokeable marijuana is a good …

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N.J. medical marijuana dispensaries busier than ever, state report shows

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Marijuana plants are grown in a controlled environment at Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township. The state’s medical marijuana dispensaries have nearly doubled their dispensing amounts, patients they serve and transactions they’ve processed from the year before, according to a new state report. As the program continues to expand, state reports show that more residents, caregivers and doctors are …

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Wilkinsburg offers support for medical marijuana operations

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An unnamed company is interested in operating a medical marijuana dispensary and a cultivation facility in Wilkinsburg. Council authorized borough manager Donn Henderson to submit a letter of support for both at a May 16 meeting. Mr. Henderson said he could not divulge the name of the company that is interested in locating its facilities in Wilkinsburg as it is …

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Meet the man spending $100,000 to defeat Utah’s medical marijuana initiative

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Photo courtesy of Walter J. Plumb III He once funded and co-wrote a booklet on marijuana after he saw a possible connection between low junior high graduation rates in Utah and the illicit plant. He ran a law firm with his friend U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. He owns a pharmaceutical company that sells nutritional supplements and products marketed to women. …

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INSA opens first Hampden County medical marijuana facility in Springfield (photos, video)

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SPRINGFIELD — For local residents suffering from chronic illnesses, the long wait is over for a medical marijuana dispensary in Hampden County intended to provide some relief. INSA Inc., opened for business on Friday at its new location on Cottage Street in East Springfield, receiving well wishes and applause from the first gathered patients and local and state officials. "We …

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Proposed medical marijuana rule could lead to more challenges, delays in Florida

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Businesses seeking to enter Florida’s pot industry warned state health officials Thursday of numerous flaws in a proposed rule that would expand the number of medical marijuana operators but could lead to further delays in a process that’s already months overdue. A hearing about the proposed rule came more than seven months after a legislatively mandated Oct. 3 deadline for …