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Will Fort Pierce be the next Treasure Coast community to ban medical marijuana shops?

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Hazy about medical marijuana laws in Florida? TCPalm rolls out the basics for you. LISA BROADT/TCPALM Wochit Buy Photo FORT PIERCE — Two city commissioners want to follow Indian River County’s lead in banning medical marijuana dispensaries. Commissioners Rufus Alexander and Reggie Sessions in July said they support banning the dispensaries because they fear owners of the facilities would place …

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Cities Face ‘All Or Nothing’ Choices On Medical Marijuana

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tharms5 (Flickr) Florida cities and counties are in a dilemma about pot. State lawmakers approved regulations in June that left city and county officials with a Hobson’s choice about the sale of medical marijuana in their communities. Local governments can either impose outright bans on medical-marijuana dispensaries or allow unlimited numbers of marijuana retail outlets, under an “all or nothing” …

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Williams lobbying for medical marijuana company

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Hazy about medical marijuana laws in Florida? We roll out the basics for you. Lisa Broadt/TCPALM Buy Photo Former state Rep. Alan Williams has signed up to lobby for AGRiMED Industries, a medical marijuana company based in Philadelphia that hopes to break into the Florida market. Williams, who was term-limited out of office last year after serving eight years in …

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Board Votes To Add Ailments To Medical Marijuana Program

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Taylor Dudek lives with chronic pain. She testified Friday, urging a board of physicians to approve two more conditions for eligibility under the state’ A state panel of doctors voted Friday to add two entries to the list of debilitating medical conditions they believe should be eligible for treatment by medical marijuana. At its monthly meeting, the board—an entity under …

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Headache symptoms broadened for medical marijuana program

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HARTFORD — As the announced total of patients in Connecticut’s medical marijuana program broke 19,000, the board of doctors who supervise the inclusion of new ailments on Friday decided, for the first time, to broaden the scope of categories for future eligibility. They decided to remove migraine headaches – approved in June – from the list, and substitute it with …

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How will Pataskala’s new medical marijuana law work?

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PATASKALA – How will Pataskala’s new medical marijuana ordinance work? And will it attract investment? The answer to the first question can be found in the 14-page ordinance Pataskala City Council approved in July. The answer to the second question will remain unanswered, at least for the time being. What sort of medical marijuana businesses does the legislation permit? In …

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Medical Marijuana Takes Off

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But unclear if any Highlands doctors ‘certify’ patients By Chip Rowe New York State continues to ease its restrictions on medical marijuana, hoping to add more patients to a registry of those who can consume the drug for a limited number of severe illnesses. The number of patients jumped nearly 75 percent after the state Department of Health approved its …

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Seminar shedding light on medical marijuana

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Representatives of a Springfield medical marijuana dispensary hope to clear the air about the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and help those with covered illnesses get treatment. Maribis of Springfield will present the seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jacksonville Public Library. Maribis manager Dan Linn said anyone with questions about medical cannabis can attend. “We’re hoping …