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One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

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Credit: Atomazul/Shutterstock One of the most well-known purported uses for medical marijuana is to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, and a new study finds that use of the drug among cancer patients is not uncommon. In the study, which included more than 900 cancer patients in Seattle, nearly one-quarter reported using medical marijuana in the past year. In addition, …

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Medical marijuana license awarded for Bennington, St. Albans

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BENNINGTON — PhytoScience Institute , LLC, has been conditionally approved for the state’s fifth medical marijuana dispensary license and plans to operate facilities in Bennington and St. Albans — both considered to be underserved areas. PhytoScience Institute was one of seven applicants for a fifth marijuana dispensary registration certificate. Act 65, signed by Gov. Phil Scott last summer, allows the …

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Black Farmer Files Lawsuit Against ‘Discriminatory’ Medical Marijuana Law

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A Panama City black farmer is alleging the state’s newest law on medical marijuana is unconstitutional, prompting questions about just who , if anyone, qualifies for a special license to grow and distribute medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. Columbus Smith, a black farmer from Panama City, filed the lawsuit challenging the new law Friday in Leon County circuit court, …

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The Man Who Brought Medical Marijuana to Florida Is Contemplating a Run for Governor

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If there’s one man to thank for Florida’s new medical marijuana program, it’s John Morgan. The longtime lawyer and subsequent political fundraiser authored the bill and spent nearly $9 million of his own money to push the MMJ legislation to a public vote where he succeeded wildly, with over 70% of the state agreeing to allow medical cannabis in the …

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Medical marijuana license awarded for Bennington, St. Albans

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BENNINGTON — PhytoScience Institute, LLC, has been conditionally approved for the state’s fifth medical marijuana dispensary license and plans to operate facilities in Bennington and St. Albans — both considered to be underserved areas. According to a release from Lindsey Wells, the state’s medical marijuana program administrator, “Once PhytoScience Institute, LLC, satisfies the stipulations set forth in statute, a limited …

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Southern University chooses contractor to grow medical marijuana

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FILE – Southern University on Friday (Sept. 22, 2017) selected a Lafayette-based company to grow medical marijuana for its program. In this May 5, 2015 photo, marijuana plants grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP) BATON ROUGE, La. — Southern University has selected a vendor to run its medical marijuana program. The …

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Medical marijuana appeals expose flaws in application scoring

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More than 130 administrative appeals have been filed against the state Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana over a secret evaluation committee’s handling of applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. (HARRY FISHER / THE MORNING CALL) The competition for 39 permits to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania was bound to leave many …