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  1. Ron Strider

    FL: St. Lucie County Updating Medical-Marijuana Dispensaries Rules To Meet State Law

    New regulations for medical-marijuana dispensaries are up for a County Commission vote during a final public hearing Dec. 19. Commissioners held a first hearing Tuesday on updated medical-marijuana dispensary rules that would follow state law, allowing them wherever pharmacies are permitted...
  2. Ron Strider

    Medical-Marijuana Firms May Have Been Dissuaded By Iowa's Fees And Restrictions

    Potential medical-marijuana production companies might have shied away from Iowa’s new program because of high fees and a relatively small number of patients who could qualify, a top state administrator said Friday. Just one company, MedPharm Iowa, applied for a state license to grow marijuana...
  3. Ron Strider

    AZ: Maricopa County Taxman To Medical-Marijuana Businesses: Pay Up Or Else

    Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is cracking down on medical-marijuana businesses he says are evading as much as $1.5 million in property taxes each year by failing to report the value of the equipment they use. Only 11 of 109 medical-marijuana businesses this year submitted itemized...
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    New York's Medical-Marijuana Program Falls Short Of Projections

    New York's medical-marijuana program isn't producing the high tax revenues that officials anticipated. Gov. Cuomo's administration initially projected $4 million in annual revenues based on a 7 percent excise tax on sales of medical pot, which began in January 2016. But revised estimates...
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    MA: Medical-Marijuana Plan May Go Before Leominster City Council

    Leominster - While a specific site plan for a medical-marijuana dispensary has yet to be formally approved by the city's Planning Board, the board's chairman said Tuesday a public hearing on the plan may be held during the City Council's meeting Monday. "The City Council would give them their...
  6. K

    Arizona Awards 31 New Medical-Marijuana Licenses, And You Can Probably Guess Where

    The Arizona Department of Health Services awarded preliminary licenses for 31 new medical-marijuana dispensaries last week, creating a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs and (soon) more shopping choices for patients. Most of the 747 applicants lost out on their hoped-for pot of green...
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    Arizona Awards 31 New Medical-Marijuana Licenses, And You Can Probably Guess Where

    The Arizona Department of Health Services awarded preliminary licenses for 31 new medical-marijuana dispensaries last week, creating a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs and (soon) more shopping choices for patients. Most of the 747 applicants lost out on their hoped-for pot of green...
  8. K

    OH: Bexley, New Albany Considering Medical-Marijuana Moratoriums

    Bexley and New Albany could soon join more than a dozen Ohio municipalities banning or placing a temporary hold on medical-marijuana operations. Both suburbs recently introduced legislation to adopt moratoriums temporarily restricting the activity - New Albany on Sept. 20 and Bexley on...
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    OH: Bexley, New Albany Considering Medical-Marijuana Moratoriums

    Bexley and New Albany could soon join more than a dozen Ohio municipalities banning or placing a temporary hold on medical-marijuana operations. Both suburbs recently introduced legislation to adopt moratoriums temporarily restricting the activity - New Albany on Sept. 20 and Bexley on...
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    MA: Leominster Council OKs Approval Letters For Two Marijuana Facilities

    Leominster - The City Council on Monday gave the green light for approval letters for two medical-marijuana companies in the city and tabled a motion for a third. No medical-marijuana company has been approved to open in Leominster, but the city is now a step closer. Officially called...
  11. K

    MA: Leominster Council OKs Approval Letters For Two Marijuana Facilities

    Leominster - The City Council on Monday gave the green light for approval letters for two medical-marijuana companies in the city and tabled a motion for a third. No medical-marijuana company has been approved to open in Leominster, but the city is now a step closer. Officially called...
  12. K

    AZ: 'Green Rush' On For Lucrative Medical Marijuana Licenses

    For weeks, Bill Myer studied images of Phoenix neighborhoods, pored over zoning maps and drove the streets in search of property that could house a new medical-marijuana dispensary. Myer, of Phoenix, already owns a dispensary in Glendale, but with state officials poised to award a second...
  13. K

    AZ: 'Green Rush' On For Lucrative Medical Marijuana Licenses

    For weeks, Bill Myer studied images of Phoenix neighborhoods, pored over zoning maps and drove the streets in search of property that could house a new medical-marijuana dispensary. Myer, of Phoenix, already owns a dispensary in Glendale, but with state officials poised to award a second...
  14. K

    MA: Marijuana Interests Get First Chance To Cash In If Voters OK Recreational Use

    First in line to cash in if recreational use of pot is approved in Massachusetts, medical-marijuana interests are helping to bankroll the campaign to get voters to say "yes" at the ballot box. Voters in November will decide whether to legalize the drug's regulated growth for recreational use...
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    MA: Marijuana Interests Get First Chance To Cash In If Voters OK Recreational Use

    First in line to cash in if recreational use of pot is approved in Massachusetts, medical-marijuana interests are helping to bankroll the campaign to get voters to say "yes" at the ballot box. Voters in November will decide whether to legalize the drug's regulated growth for recreational use...
  16. K

    MI: State's Medical Pot Fees Paying For Police Raids, Vests

    When Deborah Young of Ferndale sent her $60 fee to Lansing this year to register as a medical-marijuana user, she assumed the state would use her money to review her paperwork and print her ID card. The fees are "for the operation and oversight of the Michigan medical marihuana program," says...
  17. K

    MI: State's Medical Pot Fees Paying For Police Raids, Vests

    When Deborah Young of Ferndale sent her $60 fee to Lansing this year to register as a medical-marijuana user, she assumed the state would use her money to review her paperwork and print her ID card. The fees are "for the operation and oversight of the Michigan medical marihuana program," says...
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    One Striking Chart Shows Why Pharma Companies Are Fighting Legal Marijuana

    There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But...
  19. R

    AZ: Medical-Marijuana "Business Park" Growing In Tempe

    Zoned Properties, a medical-marijuana real-estate company, is developing what it bills as the state's first "medical-marijuana business park." The Scottsdale-based company announced on March 17 that it had signed a deal to lease 25,000 square feet of space in a building near 52nd Street and...
  20. R

    Six Times Arizona Lawmakers Targeted Medical Marijuana

    Arizona voters approved the state's medical-marijuana program in 2010, and ever since lawmakers have sought to change it. From plans to legalize it for recreational use to banning it on university campuses, the Legislature has made debating medical-marijuana a nearly annual tradition. Here is a...