April 2017

A lot of confusion and misinformation still surrounds the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, according to state and industry experts. In March, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion on the business benefits and challenges of Ohio’s medical marijuana law. House Bill 523 authorized a basic framework — legalized medical marijuana for qualifying […]

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Standing outside Prime Alternative Care Center’s dispensary in Merrimack are Keenan Blum, left, an ATC technician, and Brett Sicklick, the company’s chief operating officer. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)  Bill would expand conditions qualifying for medical pot  Medical pot program may grow in 2017  NH’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens; buyers hope for relief It’s been one year […]

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House lawmakers are ready to vote on a newly-amended bill to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry this week, with the vote over one of the hottest bills of the legislative session likely happening Tuesday. State lawmakers significantly overhauled a legislative proposal to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry on Friday, putting the House measure, HB 1397, more […]

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Editor’s note: This commentary is by Shayne Spence, of Johnson. I’m a former Republican campaign operative, Ethan Allen Institute legislative staffer, and proud member of the Republican Party. And I’m here to talk about all the many reasons Vermont should approve H.167 and legalize marijuana for recreational use. Popular opinion on this issue has undergone […]

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A man who grows marijuana for medicinal purposes smokes marijuana at a clandestine greenhouse in Mexico City on November 30, 2015. Mexico will embark in January on a national debate on overhauling its marijuana laws, the government said Wednesday, weeks after the Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing pot. (CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) A man who […]

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The Canadian government, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, plans on passing new legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana use across Canada for anyone over the age of 18. Despite wide public support, some policy makers and politicians have concerns regarding the logistics and wholesome regulation of recreational marijuana.   Legalizing recreational marijuana has been a […]

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Carie O’Donnell, of New Buffalo, flips through an issue of Time magazine just before the start of the Galien Township board of trustees meeting April 19 in the township’s fire station. Looking on is Tim Longfellow, a Galien Village resident. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA …read more at http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/medical-marijuana-is-about-to-become-big-business-in-southwest/article_7b6000a7-121d-579a-988e-cd9ec0048336.html

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Standing outside Prime Alternative Care Center’s dispensary in Merrimack are Keenan Blum, left, an ATC technician, and Brett Sicklick, the company’s chief operating officer. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)  Bill would expand conditions qualifying for medical pot  Medical pot program may grow in 2017  NH’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens; buyers hope for relief It’s been one year […]

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Deborah McDermott dmcdermott@seacoastonline.com @dmcdermoSMG AUGUSTA, Maine — Arguably one of the hottest tickets in Augusta this session is entry to the legislative committee rolling out Maine’s recreational marijuana law. The group has one eye on signals coming from Washington about enforcement of the federal ban on pot, another on the intersection with the state’s longstanding medical […]

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GREAT FALLS – Greg Gianforte, the Republican running to fill Montana’s empty U.S. House seat, would support taking away funding for Planned Parenthood, and his Democrat opponent Rob Quist supports the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. Those issues and many others were the topics of a Great Falls debate between the […]

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Some of the latest statistics show that somewhere around 20 percent of the military veterans that served in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a vicious malady that can cause severe panic attacks and haunting nightmares. However, many veterans, like 42-year-old Leo Bridgewater, say medical marijuana has the power to control the […]

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