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  1. Ron Strider

    NY: State Prepares For New Medical Marijuana Companies

    The state Department of Health has given conditional approval to five companies seeking new licenses to grow, produce and sell medical marijuana products, with plans to dole out full registrations later this month if those companies meet certain requirements. That information, contained in...
  2. Ron Strider

    HI: "Medical Cannabis" Measures Await Governor's Signature

    The term "medical marijuana" could soon be scrubbed clean from state law and replaced instead with the phrase "medical cannabis." Lawmakers passed a bill this year that requires the state to make the change in state statutes, Hawaii Administrative Rules and in all state Department of Health...
  3. Ron Strider

    FL: Medical Marijuana Advocates Call For Special Session After Lawmakers' Inaction

    Supporters of legalized medical marijuana are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to order a special session after state lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have implemented a ballot measure approved by 71 percent of voters in November. Under the constitutional amendment, it is up to the Florida...
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    FL: Nursery Sues Over Denied Marijuana License

    Administrative law judge Elizabeth W. McArthur found the use of a rented jet helicopter and a mad dash to the Department of Health's headquarters are not necessarily rules violations. The ruling came Monday in a challenge to the Department of Health awarding a marijuana license to Knox...
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    Florida's Medical Pot Regulations May Go Up In Smoke

    An administrative law judge says the Florida Department of Health has made a mess of medical marijuana regulations. Judge John Van Laningham's expected ruling in a southwest Florida case sometime next month could throw the state's budding cannabis industry into total disarray. Two years ago...
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    Florida's Medical Pot Regulations May Go Up In Smoke

    An administrative law judge says the Florida Department of Health has made a mess of medical marijuana regulations. Judge John Van Laningham's expected ruling in a southwest Florida case sometime next month could throw the state's budding cannabis industry into total disarray. Two years ago...
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    Number Of Medical Marijuana Patients Growing In Hawaii

    Whoever is selected to open the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries this summer should have plenty of business, state Department of Health records indicate. At the end of February, there were more than 1,800 additional people registered as medical cannabis patients than in January...
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    Hawaii: Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced As Application Process Closes

    Governor David Ige signed Act 214 in July 2015 that laid down the framework for the first medical marijuana dispensary program in Hawai'i. A permitting application process followed the signature and was opened in mid-January for prospective applicants interested in obtaining a permit to...
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    The Department of Health

    I want to thank Andrea Sundberg at the DOH for forwarding the pdf files that included patient letters regarding the proposed rule changes, along with letters from family, doctors, attorneys, as well as current and potential industry stakeholders. I read every single one. It would be helpful...