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Testing could stall access to medical marijuana in Ohio

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Ohio lawmakers have legalized medical marijuana so when can you expect to see it? Buy Photo COLUMBUS – Medical marijuana proponents worry that initially restricting laboratory testing to public universities could stall Ohio’s fledgling program. Ohio’s new law on medical marijuana prohibits private laboratories from testing medical marijuana’s properties for one year. During that time, public universities would test medical …

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More medical marijuana licenses would be awarded in deal reached by Maryland legislative leaders

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General Assembly leaders have coalesced around a plan to issue an additional five medical marijuana growing licenses and increase the likelihood that several of those lucrative deals go to minority-owned companies. The consensus emerging in Annapolis about how to revamp the state’s fledgling medical cannabis industry also includes creating a "compassionate use" fund to help poor patients and veterans pay …

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Candelora looking to levy tax on medical marijuana

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State Rep. Vincent Candelora HARTFORD — A bill aimed at raising money for substance abuse services would levy a 6 percent tax on medical marijuana. Rep. Vincent Candelora, R-North Branford, who introduced the bill, said it’s meant to start a discussion about the costs related to medical marijuana. “My point is that we should as a state, if we’re going …

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How Israel Plans to Get Into the $50 Billion Medical Marijuana Market

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Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. With estimates that the global market for medical marijuana could reach $50 billion by 2025, the Israeli government is set to allow the local industry to start exporting and projects …

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MMJ Briefs

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Veterans in Arizona are pushing back against the UA’s medical marijuana ban. As it stands now, the UA police department will arrest medical marijuana patients. A petition has been started on Change.org to stop medical marijuana patient arrests, according to 12 News. Two years after medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona, the State Legislature banned its use on college campuses. …

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St. Johns County Wants Residents’ Input On Medical Marijuana Shops, Treatment

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Credit Chuck Grimmett via Flickr St. Johns County officials want to hear what residents think about potential medical marijuana regulations. Time is of the essence to pass local rules, with several marijuana bills up for consideration in Tallahassee this legislative session. Not only is the state Legislature considering a handful of marijuana bills, but voters last year passed a state …

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Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

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A man prepares a cigarette mixed with marijuana during Cannatech 2017, an annual global cannabis industry event, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 20, 2017. Picture taken March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade …

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Special permit OK’d for medical marijuana dispensary

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The Leominster City Council last week approved a special permit for Prime Wellness Centers to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Lock Drive, off Mohawk Drive and Nashua Street. DAVID DORE PHOTO The wish of Prime Wellness Centers to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Leominster took one step closer to coming true last week, with the Leominster City Council’s …