Spurned Ohio medical marijuana applicant pushes full legalization vote

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 1:08 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A spurned applicant for a medical marijuana grower’s license has announced plans for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana. The proposal by Jimmy…

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North Dakota officials gather public input on medical marijuana

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 8:58 am By The Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota health officials will begin gathering public input Monday about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its program. Health officials plan to hear from prospective…

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Michigan issues emergency medical marijuana rules

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 8:02 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 8:02 am By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder issued rules Monday policing medical marijuana businesses, less than two weeks before the state begins accepting license applications under a new regulatory system. The emergency…

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As medical marijuana sales decline in Oregon, shops switch to recreational

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 10:55 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 10:55 am By Dylan Darling, The Register-Guard EUGENE, Ore. — A medical marijuana card used to be the key to buying and possessing pot in Oregon. But the rise of recreational marijuana is making the cards primarily valuable only…

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Hawaii reviewing policy banning guns for medical marijuana users

Published: Dec 4, 2017, 10:10 am • Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 10:10 am By The Associated Press HONOLULU — The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a policy requiring medical marijuana users to turn over their firearms, police officials say. The department sent letters to at least 30 gun owners last…

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Anti-Cannabis Consultant Busted With Personal Medical Marijuana Card

A Tale of Hypocrisy: High Profile Anti-Cannabis GOP Consultant Sues Former Adversary For Disclosing His MMJ Card Matthew Martin, a Republican consultant whose law firm represents several anti-cannabis clients, filed a lawsuit against former political opponents for disclosing details of his MMJ card, according to a report by Bakersfield.com. Martin…

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In Italy, the army is the nation’s medical marijuana provider. And that’s causing problems.

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 9:39 am • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 9:54 am By Anna Momigliano, Special To The Washington Post MILAN – In Italy, as in most of western Europe, medical cannabis is legal. What sets the country apart is that cultivation of the plant is a de facto…

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Minnesota adds autism, sleep apnea as medical marijuana conditions

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 1:39 pm By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials say they’re adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says there is increasing evidence…

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:52 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical marijuana states. Two congressmen behind a namesake provision for medical…

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Medical marijuana will soon be for sale in Texas. But who can buy it?

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 5:57 pm • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 5:57 pm By Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram In just a few weeks, medical marijuana will legally be sold in Texas. The plants are nearly finished growing in South-Central Texas, which means workers will soon harvest and cultivate them, drying…

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