September 2016

By SUDHIN THANAWALAAssociated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court’s jurisdiction, […]

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection opened registration on September 1st for a program that allows minors with select medical conditions to access medical marijuana. Beginning on October 1st, Public Act 16-23 will allow minors with select, severe debilitating medical conditions to access medical marijuana. The Department of Consumer Protection opened […]

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By Andrew Demillo, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas election officials approved a medical marijuana proposal for the ballot Wednesday, putting two measures to legalize the drug for patients with certain conditions before voters this fall. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment turned in 97,284 valid signatures […]

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The 16 synthetic cannabinoid overdoses in Hermann Park at the end of June are enough evidence that punitive policies aimed at creating a drug-free world have utterly backfired. Instead of ushering in a utopian society without drugs, the War on Drugs has incentivized the creation of new psychoactive substances (NPS) purported to mimic the effects […]

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHAT WENT UNSAID DURING TRUMP’S MEXICO VISIT The billionaire businessman defends the right of the U.S. to build a wall along its southern border – but declines to repeat his frequent promise to […]

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By Matt Volz, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — Medical marijuana dispensaries across Montana have closed their doors as new restrictions took effect Wednesday that limit pot providers to three patients apiece, leaving thousands of pot users registered with the state without a legal way to buy the drug. The restrictions begin after five years of […]

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Florida voters are poised to make some patients in the state users of medical marijuana. So far, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana while three states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Besides Florida, Missouri and Arkansas will also have medical marijuana legalization on the ballot in November.  More than 60% […]

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