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    Black Farmer Sues To Block Florida From Issuing Set-Aside Medical Marijuana License

    An African American farmer out of Panama City is suing the state to block the issuance of a medical marijuana license set aside for minorities on the grounds that a new law cut him out of the deal. Columbus Smith, 80, says he can't bid on the Florida Department of Health's cultivation license...
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    A New Trade Association Ad Campaign Shows Its Employees

    The cannabis industry is trying to show a different face - one that is far from a stoner stereotype. The National Cannabis Industry Association, a trade association, has launched a new website and series of digital ads showcasing the stories of people who work in the cannabis industry...
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    Motl Dismisses Complaint By SafeMontana On Marijuana Ballot Proposal

    Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged campaign finance violations by the group supporting an initiative to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana. The complaint was filed by SafeMontana, a group formed by Billings businessman Steve...
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    Motl Dismisses Complaint By SafeMontana On Marijuana Ballot Proposal

    Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged campaign finance violations by the group supporting an initiative to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana. The complaint was filed by SafeMontana, a group formed by Billings businessman Steve...
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    CA: Law Enforcement Opposes Marijuana Measure - But Is Outfunded, 40-To-1

    A growing number of Southern California law enforcement organizations and leaders are voicing objections to a state ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana, saying it would make the state less safe. San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said the initiative to...
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    5 Things The Ohio State Medical Association Likes About The Medical Marijuana Bill

    Ohio's largest physicians' organization doesn't think the Buckeye State should legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes but is not completely opposed to the bill rolled out last week in the Ohio House. Like its national counterpart, the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical...
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    Medical Marijuana Dispensing Eyed By Canadian Pharmacists Association

    An association that represents individual pharmacists has changed its stance on medical cannabis, saying pharmacists should play a "front-line" role in dispensing the drug. The Canadian Pharmacists Association says it has updated its position because it's growing concerned about what it calls...
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    Utah Medical Association Withdraws Support For Medical Cannabis Bill

    A bill that would open up medical cannabis in Utah on a limited basis will head to the House floor on the final day of the legislative session without the support of a key backer – the Utah Medical Association. The advocacy group, which counts most of the physicians in the state as members...
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    Association Calls For Crackdown On Unregulated Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Medical marijuana dispensaries following city regulations to obtain permits in San Diego are finding it difficult to compete economically with over 30 unregulated dispensaries, one group says. The Association of Cannabis Professionals, which represents licensed medical marijuana dispensaries...
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    California Medical Association Backs Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bill

    California's largest organization of practicing physicians, the California Medical Association, announced Monday that it is backing a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A coalition of entrepreneurs, activists, environmentalists and state politicians...
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    Oregon Cannabis Association Testifies At State Capitol

    Representatives with the Oregon Cannabis Association visited the Oregon State Capitol in Salem last week to testify regarding residency requirements for marijuana growers and other issues in the marijuana community. The group is seeking to end residency requirements, which require that any...
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    Organigram Joins CMCIA - Medical Cannabis Industry Association Welcomes 15th Member

    The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) has announced that OrganiGram Inc. is re-joining the Association as a member. OrganiGram, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, is licensed to produce and sell medical cannabis under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations...
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    Canada: Medical Marijuana Industry Association Taps New Executive Director

    The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association has a new face at its helm. The CMCIA board of directors has appointed Colette Rivet as the new executive director of the association. Rivet comes from a post as executive director of Resident Doctors of Canada to take up the position...
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    Canada: Keep Pot Out Of Liquor Stores, Says Cannabis Association

    Dispensaries, not liquor stores, are the best outlets to sell recreational pot, according to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries. The statement comes shortly after B.C.'s and Ontario's public service unions called for legalized marijuana to be sold in liquor stores...
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    Michigan: Police Propose Changes To Medical Dispensary Bill, End Of Caregiver Model

    Michigan law enforcement officials are not fully backing plans to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system, but unlike last year, they aren't standing in the way of proposed legislation. "While law enforcement cannot support any legislation that by definition is illegal under federal law...
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    Michigan: Police Propose Changes To Medical Dispensary Bill, End Of Caregiver Model

    Michigan law enforcement officials are not fully backing plans to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system, but unlike last year, they aren't standing in the way of proposed legislation. "While law enforcement cannot support any legislation that by definition is illegal under federal law...