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Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP

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There’s currently a lot of roadblocks to researching medical marijuana – and a growing number of people in Congress want that to change. Some Utah residents are working overtime to get medical marijuana on the state’s ballot next year. They seem to have just gotten a surprising new Republican ally in their effort – Senator Orrin Hatch. The state’s senior …

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Black farmer sues to block Florida from issuing set-aside medical marijuana license

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An African American farmer out of Panama City is suing the state to block the issuance of a medical marijuana license set aside for minorities on the grounds that a new law cut him out of the deal. Columbus Smith, 79, says he can’t bid on the Florida Department of Health’s cultivation license reserved for members of the Florida chapter …

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St. Lucie County man says he was arrested for possession, despite having medical cannabis ID card

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Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, this story has been updated to reflect the following: The suspect, David Oliver, was witnessed and videotaped by police handing a small plastic bag containing marijuana to another person. The buyer was stopped and admitted to …

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Police see uptick in local medical marijuana shipments

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(Photo: CapturedNuance / Getty Images/iStockphoto) LANCASTER – Police recommend if you receive a strange package at home that you didn’t order from a seller you don’t recognize, don’t open it. The Major Crimes Unit has seen two recent shipments of medical marijuana from Colorado in Fairfield County. An unexpected delivery Friday to a house Pickerington contained medical marijuana. A Fairfield …

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Judge Dismisses Challenge to Kentucky Medical Marijuana Ban

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Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp – the fibers of the …

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Lawsuit targets medical marijuana expansion

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Hide caption Three companies that got state approval last month to produce medical marijuana in Orange and Ulster counties face a legal hurdle as they develop their plans: a lawsuit by five existing medical-marijuana businesses that aims to stop the expansion of their fledgling industry. The newly approved competitors include Valley Agriceuticals, which already erected a building in the Town …

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Dr. Oz Defends Medical Cannabis on ‘Fox & Friends’

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Mehmet Oz, more commonly known as Dr. Oz, the cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality, has made a career out of controversial opinions on all matters related to health, medicine, weight, and pseudoscience. He has also been named one of the most influential people of the 21st century, and a “trusted voice in daytime television.” Earlier this week, Dr. Oz stopped …

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2nd medical marijuana firm to begin home delivery on LI

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Medical Marijuana Sublingual Liquid Tincture, Vaporizaion Oil, courtesy Columbia Care, New York. Photo Credit: Courtesy Columbia Care, NY A second medical marijuana company said Thursday it plans to expand home delivery to patients in certain counties, including Nassau and Suffolk counties. Columbia Care NY, one of 10 companies licensed to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in the state, said it …