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Medical marijuana dispensary opens soon, welcoming patients after a ‘tough’ process

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In 2012, nearly 80 percent of Cambridge residents voted to allow access to medical marijuana for people with debilitating medical conditions. Now, more than four years later, Sage Cannabis is about to open Cambridge’s first registered marijuana dispensary at 1001 Massachusetts Ave. , Mid-Cambridge. Starting in late February, Sage will begin pre-registering a select group of patients from around the …

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Commissioner discusses future of Ohio medical marijuana law

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Photo by J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune Wood County Commissioner Ted Bowlus listens while sitting on a panel during the Wood County Prevention Coalition Friday morning at the Wood County Educational Service Center. The new Wood County commissioner, who is also a noted researcher on neuroplasticity, gave a presentation Friday on marijuana as medicine during the Wood County Prevention Coalition’s Community Meeting “Marijuana …

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Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

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Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana. For several years, he has been using cannabis oil to treat his son, Jagger, who has a rare and terminal neurological disorder called Leigh’s disease. The oil has allowed him to cut back on using pharmaceuticals, including opioids, to treat his son’s seizures, breathing problems, and other symptoms. "I see how …

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Romano: Doesn’t medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

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Around here, free market is the answer. And it doesn’t even require an actual question. Education gap? Let the business community fix it. Health insurance? Keep the government out of it. Minimum wage? Leave it up to the job creators. Yes, free market competition will always be the solution in Tallahassee. Except when it comes to medical marijuana. Apparently, that’s …

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Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

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Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana. For several years, he has been using cannabis oil to treat his son, Jagger, who has a rare and terminal neurological disorder called Leigh’s disease. The oil has allowed him to cut back on using pharmaceuticals, including opioids, to treat his son’s seizures, breathing problems, and other symptoms. "I see how …

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Missouri Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

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shutterstock_249441448 missouri health 1000 JEFFERSON CITY , Mo. (Feb. 17, 2017) – A Missouri bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Rep. Jim Neely (R-Cameron) along with eight bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 437 ( HB437 ) would expand existing laws on the books pertaining only …

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Drug enforcement agent didn’t know Montana law during medical marijuana raid

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At a court hearing in Missoula on Friday, a federal agent admitted he had no idea how much marijuana a pair of Bozeman medical marijuana providers were allowed to have when agents raided their store and home last spring. Another agent testified that the only patients using the maximum allowed were doing so illegally. Federal prosecutors have charged Jesse Walter …

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Medical marijuana backers gear up for 2018 campaign

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Ryan Milligan tends to the plants he grows at the Greenwekrs facility for sale to medical marijuana dispensaries in Denvery, Colorado, on August 3, 2011. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/MCT) JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri’s medical marijuana advocates say they’ve learned their lesson from last year’s failure to get their issue in front of voters: start earlier. The nonprofit New Approach Missouri began …