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Study: Minnesota medical marijuana patients report benefits

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Most patients who used medical marijuana during the first year of Minnesota’s tightly regulated program reported benefits, the state Health Department said Tuesday. The study was based on patient surveys and other data. The program began July 1, 2015, and the data runs through June 31, 2016. “Based on this evidence from the first year, Minnesota’s approach is providing many …

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Bill expanding medical marijuana stalls in Delaware Senate

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A bill expanding the permissible uses for medical marijuana in Delaware stalled in the state Senate on Tuesday after lawmakers noted that a promised amendment to address concerns of the medical industry never materialized. The bill failed to win Senate passage after 10 lawmakers in the 21-member chamber abstained from voting. Chief sponsor Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, D-Wilmington, said afterward …

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Delaware Senate blocks medical marijuana expansion

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Delaware Public Media Concerns from a special interest group and a state agency torpedoed a bill that would expand access to Delaware’s medical marijuana program. The measure would have allowed sufferers of post traumatic stress disorder to forego the current requirement to get a psychiatrist’s recommendation for a medical marijuana card. It’s chief sponsor, Senate Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry …

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2 Years On, Minn.’s Medical Marijuana Loses Millions; Patients Gain Relief

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We are getting two dramatically different readings on the success of Minnesota’s medical marijuana program after two years in existence. The state’s two licensed providers continue to lose millions. Documents filed with the state show that LeafLine Labs lost $4.7 million last year. Minnesota Medical Solutions lost $1.2 million. But a state study says a majority of …

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Minnesota Medical Cannabis Providers Run $11m in Red

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In this June 17, 2015 photo, Dr. Andrew Bachman holds the pill form of medical marijuana during a tour of LeafLine Labs, a medical marijuana production facility, in Cottage Grove, Minn. The medical marijuana will be dispensed in pill, oil and vapor forms as patients and their parents head into Minnesota’s first medical marijuana clinic in Minneapolis at midnight Tuesday …

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How profitable will medical-marijuana shops be? Very, says confidential pitch for investors

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As differences over pot shop restrictions burned a medical marijuana bill to ashes in Tallahassee, one of Florida’s largest legal cannabis operators courted millions of dollars from new investors and touted a lucrative plan to open dozens of storefronts around the state. A private equity firm’s confidential pitch deck obtained by the Miami Herald shows that only days ago Surterra …

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How profitable will medical-marijuana shops be? Very, says confidential pitch for investors

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Medical marijuana products are on display in the "Garden" at Surterra Wellness Center, 2558 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa. [CHERIE DIEZ | Times] TALLAHASSEE — As differences over pot shop restrictions burned a medical marijuana bill to ashes in Tallahassee, one of Florida’s largest legal cannabis operators courted millions of dollars from new investors and touted a lucrative plan to …

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A frantic push for medical marijuana in Texas, bureaucratic heartbreak and renewed resolve

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AUSTIN, Texas — On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 9, Jax Finkel, the executive director of Texas NORML, was frantically trying to find a bill. Somewhere, deep in the catacombs of the Texas state Capitol, House Bill 2107 , the first comprehensive medical marijuana bill to clear a committee in the state’s history, was getting shuttled around. It needed to …