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Ohio Begins Training its Medical Marijuana Workforce

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Open houses at the Cleveland School of Cannabis routinely draw hundreds of prospective student. In September, Ohio will join 28 other states with comprehensive medical marijuana programs. The program has taken two years to get up and running, and still faces some challenges, but a group of educators in the state is working to make sure a trained workforce isn’t …

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State Chamber of Oklahoma raises questions about medical marijuana

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State Chamber of Oklahoma raises questions about medical marijuana (KTUL) TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — State Question 788, the one that would allow for medical marijuana use in Oklahoma, has some pretty passionate supporters, like Marine Corps Veteran John Frasure. "I’m passionate about 788 because of the patients that need this medicine," said Frasure. RELATED I Rogers County Sheriff stands by …

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Springfield family believes legalizing medical marijuana may save their daughter’s life

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri, cleared one of its first hurdles this week, getting initial approval from the House of Representatives. That bill applies to people 18 years-old and older with terminal illnesses, though reps are considering allowing patients with other conditions. We reached out to our viewers to put a face to the people who suffer from …

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Over 200 Michigan Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Forced To Close

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Last month, Michigan closed 40 unlicensed dispensaries and promised to shut a hundred more. Since then, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has sent out hundreds of cease and desist letters to unlicensed medical marijuana operations. Now, over 200 Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries forced to close are no longer in the running for official licensing. Here’s a closer …

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National drug ring disguised as Greeley medical pot grow traded in cryptocurrency, feds say

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A national drug syndicate disguising itself as a small Greeley medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency and had drug pipelines to eight states, federal documents in Denver U.S. District Court reveal. Randall Zandstra The sophisticated drug operation used bitcoin as currency in drug deals in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming, according to federal court documents. …

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New Jersey projects rapid growth in its medical marijuana industry

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There are now more than 19,000 patients in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program and the recent addition of five qualifying conditions is expected to boost that number to more than 40,000 by the end of the next fiscal year. Deputy Health Commissioner Jackie Cornell said the state is evaluating how many new medical marijuana dispensaries will be needed. “We have …

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Medical marijuana moratorium extended in Dade City

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The original moratorium was extended twice – most recently on April 10. Poe said this will give city commissioners the chance to look into how state regulations will impact the city. (Spectrum Bay News 9 image) DADE CITY, Fla. — Dade City commissioners recently approved a six-month extension on its medical marijuana dispensary moratorium. Extension on Dade City marijuana moratorium …

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Medical marijuana company seeks parking variance in Carle Place

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PalliaTech is seeking a zoning change for its marijuana dispensary in Carle Place. Photo Credit: PalliaTech A Massachusetts-based medical marijuana company is awaiting a decision from North Hempstead Town’s Board of Zoning Appeals about its plans to open a dispensary in Carle Place. Representatives from PalliaTech appeared before the board Wednesday morning to request that the dispensary be categorized not …