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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 …

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Want to grow medical marijuana in Ohio? Here’s how to apply

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The Ohio Department of Commerce on Friday released applications and instructions for medical marijuana cultivator licenses. This file photo was taken at Medicine Man in Denver, Colorado in September 2016. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Entrepreneurs seeking to grow medical marijuana in Ohio can now start completing the lengthy, in-depth application to obtain one of 24 licenses available statewide. The Ohio Department …

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Medical Marijuana Conference Brings People From All Over The World To Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An artificial marijuana plant is the closest thing to pot you’ll get under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center roof this weekend. There’s not a joint in site. “Not at all,” says Bryan Doner, the CEO of Compassionate Certification Centers. “This is really a medical focus more than anything.” People have come to Pittsburgh from all over …

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Study: Nationwide medical marijuana program would save more than $1B in tax money, lives too

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2016 Getty Images DENVER – A new study says that a nationwide rollout of medical marijuana would save taxpayers close to $1.1 billion each year on Medicaid prescriptions because medical marijuana use correlates with a decline in prescription drug usage. The study by the University of Georgia’s father-daughter research team of Ashley Bradford and W. David Bradford lines up with …

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“Medical marijuana refugee” Laurie Gaddis uses cannabis to treat her skin cancer

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"I’ve been preaching about cannabis cures cancer since 2008,” Laurie Gaddis says. And she’s been preaching it because it works. Gaddis moved to Colorado from Arizona after she was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer she says comes from her father’s exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. She calls herself medical marijuana refugee for nearly a …

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Blue Ash’s effort to ban medical marijuana fails

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BLUE ASH – After a heated discussion among Blue Ash City Council members, medical marijuana will be allowed in Blue Ash, for now. Mayor Lee Czerwonka introduced a motion to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivators and processors within the city of Blue Ash. The state legislation for medical marijuana allows local governments to regulate where the dispensaries can be through …

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What we learned at Pa. medical marijuana conference

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Conference attendees move about the floor during the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday April 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Barry Reeger | Special to PennLive On Friday, the World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo opened in Pittsburgh. The event includes workshops — everything from how to cook with cannabis to …