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Iowa legislature approves broader medical marijuana law

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Rep. Jarrad Klein (R-Keota) Early this morning, legislators announced an agreement to expand Iowa’s soon-to-expire law that merely decriminalized possession of cannabis oil for treatment of chronic epilepsy. “There are sick Iowans out there who need relief,” Representative Jarad Klein, a Republican from Keota, told reporters during a news conference on the House floor at around 3 a.m. Klein has …

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Audit offers bevy of regulations for Nevada medical marijuana program

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Patients check out at medical marijuana dispensary The Source in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Budtender Maria Ruiz, left, rings up a customer at BLM Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Bridget Bennett/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bridgetkbennett CARSON CITY — Nevada’s medical marijuana program should better scrutinize …

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The medical cannabis doctor is in, in Westminster

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Dr. John Wah, M.D., is pictured at Maryland Cannabis Physicians in Westminster Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times) More than three years after the Maryland legislature first approved of medical marijuana, legal doses of the medicinal herb may finally find their way to Maryland patients. "We’re almost there — we expect cannabis to be in …

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Kressig pleased with action on medical cannabis

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CEDAR FALLS — Iowa Rep. Bob Kressig, D-Cedar Falls, has been a strong and vocal advocate for medical cannabis, so he said the Legislature’s last minute action to expand access in Iowa is “the right direction for us to go.” He pushed to get the state to adopt a law that would allow possession of cannabidiol oil for Iowans with …

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World Medical Marijuana Conference Descends on Pittsburgh

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Eighty miles outside Pittsburgh a billboard asked drivers which option they would prefer to treat pain: opioids or medical marijuana? “The choice should be yours,” the sign read. It was a stark contrast to other billboards touting Jesus as savior and faith as virtue. The sign spoke to two of the biggest issues facing Pennsylvania – addiction and the push …

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Iowa Legislature approves last-minute expansion of medical cannabis oil program

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Buy Photo Iowa lawmakers struck a last-minute deal early Saturday morning to expand the state’s limited medical cannabis program, approving legislation that would allow marijuana to be grown in Iowa and dispensed as an oil to seriously ill patients. “There are sick Iowans out there that need relief, bottom line," said the bill’s floor manager, Rep. Jarad Klein, R-Keota. The …

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Vista unveils proposed medical marijuana rules

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Close up of a young marijuana plant. (Charlie Neuman) Vista is working on a new ordinance that could allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city, though far fewer shops than pot advocates are seeking in a citizens initiative. Under Vista’s proposal, a maximum of two dispensaries could open within the city limits, and only in limited areas. The …

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Justice Department Reimbursed Crime Victims for $7,630 in Medical Marijuana Costs

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The Department of Justice reimbursed crime victims for $7,630 in medical marijuana costs, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general. The audit evaluated the performance of the Victims of Crime Act grants to the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission to see how the commission implemented these assistance programs. The Victims of Crime Act established the crime victims …