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Florida officials, voters clash over medical marijuana rules

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AP file photo TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Three months after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment on medical marijuana, state health officials and prospective pot-seeking patients are at odds over proposed rules. State officials have recommended restrictions on what type of patients can qualify for medical marijuana, and where they can obtain it. Their suggestions, however, have prompted a wave …

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Hawaii cannabis expo gets underway as lawmakers continue medical marijuana push

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(Image: Hawaii News Now) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The 2nd Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo kicked off at the Blaisdell Center on Friday. The three-day event aims to educate the public on potential benefits offered by the cannabis plant, while providing attendees with information on how to safely access it in Hawaii as a registered patient. This comes as lawmakers push for …

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Duval County physicians struggle with confusing medical marijuana laws as access slows for patients

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Diana Cordero is one of the few doctors in Duval County who is qualified to prescribe medical marijuana to her patients. But barely one month after the drug was legalized for the treatment of various medical conditions, Cordero said she can’t keep up with demand. “We receive at least five calls per day from patients wanting to be in the …

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Medical marijuana bill proposed at Oklahoma Legislature

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This 2014 photo shows medical marijuana, a pipe, rolling papers and two joints in Belfast, Maine. [AP File Photo] A bill under consideration at the Oklahoma Legislature would legalize medical marijuana for patients with some conditions, including cancer and HIV. Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa, said he decided to introduce the bill this session after several constituents from his district had …

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Tulsa legislator introduces bill to legalize medical marijuana

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill under consideration in the Oklahoma Legislature would legalize medical marijuana for patients with some conditions, including cancer and HIV. Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa, said he decided to introduce the bill this session after several constituents from his district had to leave the state to obtain marijuana for medical use. Proctor’s House Bill 1877 also proposes …

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NORML pushes for medical marijuana access

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Local activists with the West Park-based Florida chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) have been working to change public opinion in South Florida since 2009. Those efforts paid off in November when a 71 percent majority of Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Patients with "debilitating conditions" including cancer, glaucoma, …

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Growing New Mexico’s medical marijuana

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Marijuana plants with only a month left until harvest at the New Mexicann outdoor hoop house in Santa Fe were photographed Jan. 10. Cannabis — The marijuana plant. This is the same species as hemp, though hemp has nominal levels of the main psychoactive component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Indica — “Indica strains tend to be the choice of patients …

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Florida officials, voters clash over medical marijuana rules

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three months after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on medical marijuana, state health officials and prospective pot-seeking patients are at odds over proposed rules that would spell out who could get marijuana. State officials have recommended restrictions on what type of patients can qualify for medical marijuana, and where they can obtain it. Their …