April 2016

………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Robert Lewis Dear, middle, talks during a court appearance in Colorado Springs, Colo. The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic will return […]

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Written by Nick Field, Managing Editor Every Friday afternoon, we provide a preview of the various Sunday morning political talk shows that are filmed and broadcast throughout the commonwealth. Our hope is to alert readers to the important interviews and insights that each show in their region offers. @Issue NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m. We have Pennsylvania Republican […]

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Related Coverage The state Department of Health (DOH) announced Friday the selection of applicants for eight medical marijuana dispensary licenses. The Department will award three licenses for the City and County of Honolulu, two licenses each for the Counties of Hawaii and Maui, and one dispensary license for the County of Kauai. The applicants that […]

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by: Jenna Deery Updated: Apr 29, 2016 – 7:04 PM MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Some Mecklenburg County lawmakers are trying once again to legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina. Their bill has failed to even reach…read more at http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/north-carolina-lawmakers-again-try-to-legalize-medical-marijuana/248980284

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The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize marijuana and not before time. Health Minister Jane Philpott certainly didn’t play down the controversial announcement. She chose a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York regarding drug use and drug-related crime. The timing was more than coincidental. Minister Philpot chose […]

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JUNE 30 could be a red-letter day for federal policy on marijuana: The Drug Enforcement Administration has promised to decide “in the first half of 2016” whether to change the drug’s status under the Controlled Substances Act. At present, it is on Schedule 1, meaning it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high […]

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California might legalize recreational marijuana in November, but renters could be left out of the cannabis revolution if their landlords don’t want them smoking weed. Apartment dwellers in California would be banned from smoking medical marijuana or recreational pot inside their rental units if AB-2300, a bill from Assemblyman Jim Wood, becomes law, reports the […]

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Simon Gutierrez Hillsboro, OR — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is expected to approve its first large-scale recreational marijuana growing permits at a special meeting on Friday. Eight businesses are on the list for approval, including Yerba Buena, a Hillsboro-based grow operation currently growing marijuana for medical use. “We had our inspection already, so everything […]

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Hawaii’s largest news outlet dedicated to Hawaii public affairs reporting. We bring you investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to the community. …read more at http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/04/last-minute-challenge-fails-to-delay-medical-marijuana-licenses/

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will try again to expand the program to include chronic pain, diabetes, migraine and other health conditions. Monday’s meeting of the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board could lead to new recommendations, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has twice before rejected the board’s […]

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