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  1. Ron Strider

    MD: First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Cecil County

    One of the two medical marijuana dispensaries located in the county is already open and the second expects to do so in the coming weeks as medical marijuana begins its slow rollout throughout the state. PharmKent LLC, located at 330 E. Pulaski Highway in Elkton, has been awarded a preliminary...
  2. Ron Strider

    New Jersey Poised To Legalize Marijuana

    New Jersey's incoming Democratic governor has promised to legalize marijuana, but just how speedy Phil Murphy and the Democrat-led Legislature can be remains murky. The effort's top legislative backers say they have a proposal ready to go soon after Murphy succeeds GOP Gov. Chris Christie on...
  3. Ron Strider

    New Jersey Poised To Legalize Cannabis But Some Urge Caution

    New Jersey's incoming Democratic governor has promised to legalize marijuana, but just how speedy Phil Murphy and the Democrat-led Legislature can be remains murky. The effort's top legislative backers say they have a proposal ready to go soon after Murphy succeeds GOP Gov. Chris Christie on...
  4. Ron Strider

    NJ: Marijuana On The Menu At Chamber Of Commerce Breakfast

    The possible legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New Jersey is one of the biggest issues Gov.-elect Phil Murphy plans to pursue after he takes office on Jan. 16, 2018. Questions swirl around it. When could it be legal? How would one get into growing and selling marijuana? Where...
  5. Ron Strider

    New Jersey Voters Likely Just Approved Legalized Marijuana

    New Jersey may have decided more than just the governor's race in the election held this month. They have put the Garden State on the path to becoming the eighth U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales. As pointed out last month, a vote for Democrat Phil Murphy meant a vote for...
  6. Ron Strider

    NJ: Marijuana Legalization Gets Support With Murphy's Win

    Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey say Phil Murphy's win Tuesday night will pave the way for pot legislation. NJ.com reports Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to succeed term-limited Gov. Chris Christie. Murphy is a strong supporter of...
  7. Ron Strider

    With Phil Murphy's Win, It's 'Full Steam Ahead' For Legal Marijuana

    Democrat Phil Murphy's victory in the governor's race Tuesday night drives New Jersey "full-steam ahead" toward legalizing marijuana and cultivating an estimated $1.3 billion industry, the sponsor of the legislation said. Throughout the campaign, Murphy has embraced the idea of making...
  8. Ron Strider

    PA: Berks County Marijuana Grower Racing The Clock To Meet State Deadline

    The clock is ticking on Kevin Murphy and his company, Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania. Murphy – who says he wants to run for governor of Connecticut and heads up one of the largest medical marijuana companies in the nation – expressed confidence that his company can beat the clock. To do...
  9. Ron Strider

    NH: State Decriminalizes Marijuana

    Last Tuesday, Gov. Chris Sununu signed HB 640, a marijuana decriminalization bill that will reduce penalties for marijuana possession. The new law, which will take effect on August 18, diminishes the penalty for possessing three quarters of an ounce or less of marijuana from a criminal...
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    Murphy Says He Supports Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey

    Phil Murphy, the Democrats' likely nominee for governor next year, said Thursday night that he supports the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. "I support legalization," Murphy said in response to a question at a town hall event in Rutherford. Murphy's position puts him at odds with...
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    MD: Hancock Having Tough Time Getting Medical Marijuana Plant Up-And-Running

    Hancock, Md. - Hancock and Harvest Dispensaries, an Arizona based company, are partnering-up to bring medical marijuana to Washington County. The partnership means the town will have a 5% stake in the company, but won't have a say in their day-to-day operations. That is because marijuana...
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    MD: Hancock Having Tough Time Getting Medical Marijuana Plant Up-And-Running

    Hancock, Md. - Hancock and Harvest Dispensaries, an Arizona based company, are partnering-up to bring medical marijuana to Washington County. The partnership means the town will have a 5% stake in the company, but won't have a say in their day-to-day operations. That is because marijuana...
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    Lindsey Graham's Mind-Expanding Pot Journey

    Eighteen months ago, three junior senators attempted something their chamber had never considered, much less accomplished - starting to roll back the long-entrenched federal ban on marijuana. Though all first-termers, the senators - Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey...
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    MD: Hancock Gets Medical Cannabis Grower Company

    Hancock - An Arizona-based medical cannabis grower has been granted a stage-one license to establish an operation in Hancock and has promised to share profits with the town. Harvest of Maryland LLC, headquartered in Arizona, plans to locate at the Stanley Fulton Center in Hancock, the former...
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    MD: Hancock Gets Medical Cannabis Grower Company

    Hancock - An Arizona-based medical cannabis grower has been granted a stage-one license to establish an operation in Hancock and has promised to share profits with the town. Harvest of Maryland LLC, headquartered in Arizona, plans to locate at the Stanley Fulton Center in Hancock, the former...
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    Catonsville Man Packs His Bags For Republican National Convention

    The political eyes of the nation will be turned to Cleveland in little more than a week for the Republican National Convention. Don Murphy won't be viewing it from his Catonsville couch. The 55-year-old will be a part of it. For Murphy, director of conservative outreach for the Marijuana...
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    Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Candidate For Lake County Supervisor

    Marijuana charges have been dismissed against a man running for the Lake County Board of Supervisors. District Attorney Don Anderson said he dismissed the charges against Phil Murphy on Friday because it would be difficult to get a conviction at trial. Murphy was arrested in November after...
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    Canadian Cancer Patient Wants To Grow His Own Medical Marijuana

    A Nova Scotia man living with brain cancer is appealing to the prime minister in an effort to get a licence to grow medical marijuana. Dave Murphy, 27, says he wrote to Justin Trudeau and is speaking out now because he wants to put pressure on the federal government to move forward with...
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    Senator Murphy Sides With Medical Marijuana Patients

    More and more Connecticut residents are now joining the fight to push the federal government to consider reclassifying marijuana. It's medicinal use has been life-changing for more than 9,000 patients across the state. A handful of Connecticut patients sat down with Sen. Chris Murphy...
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    Murphy Seeks Possible Insurance Coverage For Medical Marijuana

    Since sales were launched 18 months ago, Connecticut's medical marijuana program has registered nearly 7,000 additional patients, added six new conditions and will soon open three more dispensaries. But Monday, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said federal drug and tax laws must be changed if...