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Two medical marijuana meetings held

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — There were two important medical marijuana meetings in Little Rock Thursday. Thursday morning The Board of Health passed the Arkansas Department of Health’s medical marijuana rules, now the rules go on to the next stage, public comment. Three topics in the rules were advised by the board to go on for further discussion in the …

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Sen. Rapert Calls to Delay Medical Marijuana in AR Until it’s Legal Under Federal Law

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In his statement, Sen. Rapert says he believes if medicinal marijuana is to proceed in Arkansas, it must be legal under U.S. law as well. Sen. Rapert also wrote that he believes only a small portion of people use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The following is the complete statement from Sen. Rapert on the filing of Senate Bill 238, the …

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An inside look inside a medical marijuana ‘factory’

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ORLANDO, Fla. – In the spring, an Orlando-area-based company will open multiple medical marijuana stores including one in Jacksonville. "If you were to ingest this, you would get the full medicinal benefits out of it," said Alex Karol, lead Chemical Engineer for Knox Medical, referring to the product created there. Past the flowers at Knox Nursery and beyond the security …

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Painesville considering temporary moratorium on medical marijuana

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Narijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are a few weeks away from harvest in the “Flower Room” at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois, in 2015. Painesville officials are discussing imposing a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation processing and retail dispensaries. “This moratorium is really just more of an educational period …

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Yavapai County: NO. 1 in medical marijuana

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Sun King Labs marijuana grow house in Chino Valley. PHOENIX — Arizona’s more than 114,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed more than 29 tons of the drug last year. That’s more than half of a fully-loaded tractor trailer. Or, looking at it another way, it’s the equivalent of more than 58,600 16-ounce bags of Oreos. Yavapai 6,332 …

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Massachusetts-based investor teams with South Florida medical marijuana operation

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Modern Health Concepts, one of seven licensed marijuana operations in Florida, has joined forces with an out-of-state investor to help the South Florida organization expand in the wake of a voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients. Massachusetts-based PalliaTech Inc. teamed up with Modern Health Concepts, affiliated with Costa Nurseries, to bring "operational and financial …

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Editorial: Voter intent on medical marijuana ignored

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The Florida Department of Health’s first draft of rules authorizing medical marijuana falls far short of what is prescribed in the voter-approved constitutional amendment. Miami Herald The Florida Department of Health’s first draft of rules authorizing medical marijuana falls far short of what is prescribed in the voter-approved constitutional amendment. State regulators are proposing only a limited expansion of Florida’s …

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Trulieve opens medical marijuana dispensary in Tampa

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Cancer patient Ricky Parks, left, counts out over $400 in cash as he pays Brian Powers, right, for medical cannabis products at Trulieve, a new dispensary which recently opened on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Trulieve has dispensaries in Tallahassee, Clearwater and now Tampa with plans to open in Bradenton, Miami, Pensacola and St. Petersburg. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times TAMPA …