Signatures for medical marijuana act sufficient, report says

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Could recreational marijuana hurt the medical marijuana community? A new report from GreenWave Advisors believes that legalized retail marijuana will disrupt the emerging medical sector. In states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, medical marijuana patient counts have dropped. It was long suspected that many people... more →
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Retail Marijuana Could Hurt Medical Marijuana

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Could recreational marijuana hurt the medical marijuana community? A new report from GreenWave Advisors believes that legalized retail marijuana will disrupt the emerging medical sector. In states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, medical marijuana patient counts have dropped. It was long suspected that many people... more →
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Blue Point Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moving to Former Bank

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Branford’s first medical marijuana dispensary, in business for two years, is relocating to a larger space next door. Blue Point Apothecary LLC will move from a space at the back of Planet Fitness to occupy the first floor of the stand-alone building last occupied by Santander Bank, at 471 East Main St. On Sept. 15, Branford’s... more →
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Six-month medical marijuana moratorium approved for Tallmadge

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Tallmadge — By unanimous vote of City Council Sept. 22, Tallmadge joined other Ohio cities that will spend the next months evaluating whether to prohibit or limit medical marijuana businesses here. A Tallmadge father and son spoke favorably of the city’s proposed six-month moratorium on marijuana at a public hearing Sept.... more →
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Saco enacts limits on cultivation of medical marijuana

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The Saco City Council has approved an ordinance that restricts where medical marijuana growers can cultivate pot. The small-scale marijuana growers, known under state law as caregivers, must either grow in their homes or in two of the city’s industrial zones. Zoning rules adopted Monday night apply to suppliers who are registered... more →
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Backers fight to get medical marijuana on Missouri ballot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – An attorney for supporters of a proposal to allow medical marijuana in Missouri told a judge Monday that enough registered voters signed petitions for it to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot and that local elections boards wrongly tossed out thousands of signatures. Attorney Loretta Haggard told Cole... more →
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Seminar brings together supporters of medical marijuana

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About 20 people were gathered in a hotel conference room Saturday afternoon, attending a cannabis seminar. The air above them was not filled with haze. Heidi Huebner, one of the attendees, said it’s a myth that users of medicinal marijuana sit around stoned all the time. People wracked by pain take one or two hits just to help... more →
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Does access to medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths?

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Three recent studies support that claim. In 2014, researchers found that states with any kind of medical marijuana law had a 25 percent lower rate of death from opioid overdoses than other states. The apparent effect grew over time: a 20 percent lower rate of opioid deaths in the laws’ first year, 24 percent in the third, and... more →
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Legislature poised to approve medical marijuana regulations

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a new regulatory structure for medical marijuana. Voters legalized the drug for medical use in 2008. But there have been conflicts in the courts, particularly over the legality of dispensaries where patients can buy the drug and whether non-smokable... more →
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