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Trump Supports Medical Marijuana, Then Picks Prohibitionist For Health Secretary

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On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump boasted of his support of medical marijuana . But the recent appointment of House Representative Tom Price (R-Georgia) to cabinet suggests that his enthusiasm for cannabis reform has cooled off since winning the election. Price will serve as Health and Human Services secretary – a position that has some say over the legality …

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Peoria OKs 2 new medical-marijuana dispensaries

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Proposals to create two new medical-marijuana dispensaries in Peoria received approval by the City Council last week. The move triples the number of dispensaries, and all three would be along a two-mile corridor along or near 91st Avenue in the southern tip of the city. A resident had appealed the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of permits because of concerns …

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Tampa Bay area governments attempt to ban medical marijuana

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AP file photo ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida voters resoundingly said yes to medical marijuana on Election Day . The measure, known as Amendment 2, was approved by 71.32 percent of voters. “That is a clear mandate that the people wanted this,” said Chris Cano, executive director of Central Florida NORML. Despite that vote, cities in the Tampa Bay area …

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Deputies raid illegal medical marijuana dispensary

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. – An illegal medical marijuana dispensary in Orange Park was shut down after authorities raided the business Tuesday evening, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. For the last few weeks, a business on Kingsley Avenue, near the Orange Park Police Department, had been selling marijuana without a license to people without a prescription, deputies said. Authorities …

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Bullock’s medical marijuana tax opposed by advocates, Republicans; growers undecided

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Courtesy photo Cut-off medical marijuana patients are caught up in state house budgetary jockeying as members of the Republican-controlled Legislature oppose a proposed budget from Gov. Steve Bullock that includes a 6 percent tax on medical marijuana sales. Senate President Scott Sales, R-Bozeman, called Bullock’s proposed budget “grossly irresponsible,” and Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said it is …

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Man turned away from Metro East bank for medical marijuana use

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Darren Steven Miller said the Bank of Edwardsville refused service to him because he is legally allowed to use medical marijuana. Credit: KMOV GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – GRANITE CITY (KMOV.com) – A Metro East man said he was refused service from his bank because he’s a legal medical marijuana user. Darren Steven Miller was one of the first patients …

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3 Grand Rapids-area medical marijuana dispensaries ‘operate illegally’: police

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(Photo: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press) GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Three medical marijuana dispensaries across the Grand Rapids area were searched as police say they’re in violation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act. Each were investigated Monday, Nov. 28, by the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, according to a news release. Police don’t exactly explain how or what aspects of …