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  The Guardian -   Drawn to the city’s legal weed and low cost of living, families across the US travel to Pueblo looking to make a new life. But not everyone strikes it rich. In cars stuffed with clothes, boxes and furniture pr…
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  PolitiFact.com -    The Republican presidential candidates sparred over many issues in the CNN debate, including the potency of pot. On drug policy, there was talk about expanded rehabilitation and prison reform to reduce the n…
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  Newsweek -   Updated | It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to k…
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  Sun Sentinel -   If Florida legalizes medical marijuana, it could lead to increased pot use by youths, a Florida International University study suggests. It's happened in other states that have passed laws allowing marijuana to …
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  NPR -     State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a for…
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  Miami Herald -   Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering — by issuing a civil citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the crimina…
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  The Motley Fool -    The Department of Health and Human Services just made a major change to the drug development process for marijuana-based therapies. Over the past decade, the legal wins enjoyed by marijuana and its supporte…
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  Huffington Post -   At last, New Yorkers with serious medical conditions including cancer, HIV, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, MS, and severe chronic pain will be able to access medical mari…
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  wftv.com -    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nurseries across Florida can begin submitting their applications to grow medical marijuana on Wednesday. The state plans to chose five nurseries that will be allowed to grow marijuana to …
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  Motley Fool -   The marijuana industry appears to be blooming, and the American public tends to have a more favorable view of the currently illicit drug with each passing year. In the most recent Gallup poll, slightly more than half…
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  Miami Herald -    The conversation about the decriminalization of small-time marijuana possession is evolving in South Florida, and here’s hoping that it becomes more rooted in reality, and most importantly, more non-partisan…
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  WPTV -   Some Floridians using medical marijuana are getting away with it, others think they are. Using medical marijuana is still not legal in Florida, but some attorneys have found a way to sway a jury.  If you get caught gro…
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  Miami Herald -   The abrupt conclusion Tuesday to the Florida House's legislative session meant the end of the line for scores of bills that have yet to pass the chamber, including a long-shot proposal to legalize medical marijuana.…
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  Motley Fool -   When it comes to the polarizing debate of whether or not marijuana should be decriminalized, a slight majority of the American public continues to be in favor of legalizing the drug. Gallup's 2014 poll showed tha…
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  Standard Times -  The prospect of medical marijuana for sale in your Illinois neighborhood may seem unreal. But for a truly mind-blowing experience, even without trying the wares, consider a glimpse at the next step on the legalizat…
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  Politico -   A spurned donor, a frayed party, and a surprisingly divisive issue. The low-budget ad, with only three hits on cable for $305, was a typical hit piece for Americans for Safe Access, an under-funded special interest grou…
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  Local10.com -  Jesse Teplicki, 50, claims he grows marijuana to help with eating disorder FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -  A South Florida man is making history after becoming the first person in Florida that will have a jury decide wh…
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  NBC Miami -  Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year's presidential r…
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  Above The Law -   In December 2014, the federal government announced it would not intervene against Native American Tribes that allow for regulated cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution of cannabis on tribal lands. Since that ann…
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  Tallahassee Democrat -  People with shoulder-length hair, others in suit and tie and patients in wheelchairs came together Tuesday in support of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida The group of several hundred converged on the C…
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  Bay News 9 - ST. PETERSBURG -- The latest push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has suffered a major setback. The Florida Sheriff's Association has voted 38-2 to oppose a bill filed by State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersbur…
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  The Hill -   Jeb was a high school stoner. Ted Cruz smoked pot as well. Rand Paul hasn't explicitly copped to it, but his old fraternity brothers seem to think he did. Marco Rubio won't say either way — but hasn't deni…
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  Miami Herald -   Seriously sick Floridians and those who can’t find adequate prescription drugs would be allowed access to medical-grade marijuana under a major cannabis bill filed Monday by a top Florida Republican state senator.…
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  Bangor Daily -   GARDINER, Maine — Few people know about a recent preclinical study by the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Florida that states THC, the component in marijuana that gets users high, may slow the progress of Alzh…
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  New York Times -  DENVER — When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronti…
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  Palm Beach Post - With state health officials readying another round of hearings next month on the stalled effort to introduce a form of medical marijuana in Florida, the issue only seems to get more tangled. At its last hearing in Decem…
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  Orlando Sentinel -   Floridians can expect the Legislature to ponder expanding the state's new medical marijuana law to allow for more potent pot that would treat other illnesses, but lawmakers might first wait to carry out the stat…
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  NBC News -   Marijuana has never had a year like 2014.   The first aboveboard just-for-fun cannabis markets rose in Colorado and Washington. Voters in Oregon and Alaska passed ballot initiatives to create the same. And a co…
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  Entrepreneur -  The bed was a mattress on the floor, the night tables two cardboard boxes. It wasn’t exactly what Ata Gonzalez and his wife had envisioned. Just a couple of years earlier, they had made millions in the Florida real…
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  SF Business Journal -  This year's push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida flamed out, but its supporters are still going strong. "We're banking on there being [more] legislation put forth," said Jordan Schlo…
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  Bloomberg -  A Justice Department memo sets the stage for Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana, but do they even want to? There may be no better friend to Native Americans than President Barack Obama, who has gone out of his way…
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  Local 10 -   Effect of new US policy regarding marijuana and Indian tribes still unclear in Florida   MIAMI -  It's unclear what effect a new U.S. Justice Department policy regarding marijuana and Indian tribes wil…
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  USA Today -   Legal marijuana gets a mixed bag — or should that be baggie? — of legislation in the new omnibus spending bill being considered by Congress. On one hand, the bill bars the Justice Department from spending m…
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  LiveScience -   In a recent trend, parents of children with some forms of epilepsy are giving marijuana to their children in hopes of alleviating the seizures, but researchers say cannabis is not a proven treatment for childhood epileps…
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  Herald-Tribune -  TALLAHASSEE  John Morgan doesn’t like to lose. But on Nov. 4, Morgan saw a medical marijuana constitutional initiative — which he had personally and financially backed — fall just short of th…
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  CNBC.com -  Moriah Barnhart's daughter, Dahlia, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 2. Moriah said that Dahlia, now 4, was not expected by doctors to live as long as she has. But the blue-eyed, rambunctious little girl has ex…
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  SFGate -   Another study is adding evidence to the case for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease with the compounds in cannabis. Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease this September &ldq…
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  The Press Democrat -   Robbers with guns and in search of marijuana have raided at least 11 homes since August in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, leaving a trail of violence in their wake and marking a seasonal trend that officials say i…
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  Philly.com -  Today, November 20th, is a big day for marijuana. It has been one full month of decriminalization in Philadelphia.  There were 300-360 men and women who were not put into handcuffs and then holding cells for havin…
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  Huffington Post -   The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2017. Harvard economist Jeff Miron, a vocal supporter of mariju…
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  Vox.com -  Nearly half the states in the US now allow medical marijuana. But even as the drug's legal medicinal use spreads throughout the country, there's a lot of confusion over what, exactly, medical marijuana is all about. …
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  Orlando Sentinel -  A judge on Friday tossed out the state's proposed rules for "Charlotte's Web" medical marijuana, which means families waiting for the drug to help epileptic children and others will have to wait eve…
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  Gwinnett Daily Post -  The Isabellas are tired of waiting on Georgia. Next month, the Lawrenceville family plans to pull up roots and head for Colorado, where they can obtain a non-intoxicating form of medical marijuana for 7-year-o…
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  Wall St Cheat Sheet -  2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both jumped the gun and passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and…
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  The Motley Fool -  The results of the midterm elections were mixed for supporters of marijuana legalization, though mostly positive. Hopes were high that the states of Oregon and Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., would legalize m…
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  10 News Tampa Bay Sarasota -  TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda is thinking ahead. Medical marijuana didn't pass in Florida, but she's hoping to help pass recreational use. Don't believe it? She c…
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  The Miami Herald - Young stoners, as it turned out, didn’t turn out.   Support for a marijuana initiative that Florida Democrats had hoped might rouse younger voters from their collective fugue came nowhere ne…
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  The Economist -  Almost half of American states have taken steps to legalise cannabis. The federal government should follow   BESIDES choosing lawmakers, on November 4th voters in three American states and the District of C…
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  Orlando Sentinel -  Millions of Floridians poured into polling stations yesterday to cast their votes on Amendment 2, a measure to legalize medical marijuana that's been a hot topic for months. It was a tight race, but in the en…
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  Reuters -  (Reuters) - Voters in the blue state of Oregon and red state of Alaska have joined the fledgling green column of the U.S. political map by choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, but supporters are not at liberty to ligh…
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  The Atlantic - President Obama lost his mandate to govern Tuesday, as his party ceded control of the Senate and additional seats in the House. For partisans who obsess over the ups and downs of every election cycle, that makes Democrats seem…
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  The Atlantic - A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado   The most eclectic gathering spot in Boulder, Colorado, is the Pearl Street Mall, a pedestrian thor…
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  Detroit Free Press -   Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and across the nation to reflect in key ways that Americans are shifting in their attitudes toward marijuana. Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and…
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  Huffington Post -  A spate of recent raids in California has destroyed an abundance of medical marijuana plants intended to treat children with debilitating seizure disorders. Two weeks ago, a local narcotics task force raided a col…
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  Yahoo - PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. But seniors are the most reliable voters and could be key to the outc…
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  The Cannabist -  SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean municipality planted the country’s first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients. The 850 seeds were imported …
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  The Huffington Post - A coalition of law enforcers has come out in support of marijuana legalization in Oregon, less than a week before voters will decide the issue at the polls. "Treating marijuana as a crime has failed," 30 f…
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  The Miami Herald  -  Nicolas Peruyero was 8 years old, blind and unable to walk or talk when his mother saw a documentary about the benefits of medical marijuana and its promise to reduce seizures. For a few moments, Nancy…
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  The Motley Fool -  The wait is nearly over and a little more than one week from now residents in a number of states will go to the polls to decide whether or not marijuana should be either legalized on a recreational level or for medica…
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  Huffington Post -  If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be worth $35 billion just six years from now. That's according …
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  Insurance.com -  The spread of legalized marijuana is lighting up questions about home insurance coverage for pot.   Will your policy pay out if your plants are stolen or destroyed by a fire? What happens if a neighbor kid …
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  The Washington Post -  Advocates of legalizing marijuana should be pleased: Legalization enjoys strong support in Delaware, a 2016 target for the movement. Legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use enjoys 56 percent support in…
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  10 News Tampa Bay -  TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- People against medical marijuana in Florida have come out in full force. Groups like the Associated Industries of Florida say it would be bad for businesses.   "Putting in a…
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  Florida Today -  TALLAHASSEE – For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school de…
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  Sun Sentinel -  The rush to delay or stop medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in some cities is on, even before Florida voters decide the marijuana measure on Nov. 4.. Coconut Creek and Lighthouse Point have given at least i…
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  Herald-Tribune - Two years from now, Florida police may have a new category of impairment to consider: driving under the influence of a physician-recommended intoxicant.   Assuming Amendment 2 passes on Nov. 4 allowing the use o…
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  South Florida Business Journal - Boynton Beach commissioners unanimously voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries for one year if Florida voters approve legalization Nov. 4, according to WPTV-5.   The moratorium will allow th…
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  News-Press.com - The latest SurveyUSA/WFLA poll finds backing for Amendment 2 dipping to 51 percent, its lowest point to date. Opposition is firm at 33 percent and 15 percent aren't sure.   In Southwest Florida, approval sin…
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  Staten Island Live - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While the rollout of New York's medical marijuana program is at least 15 months away and it doesn't look like the state will get a federal waiver to get the drug sooner for ailing children,…
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  WESH.com - ORLANDO, Fla. —John Morgan is leading a campus-by-campus bus tour across the Sunshine State to encourage people to vote yes on Amendment 2.   In front of a crowd of University of Central Florida students on Mond…
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  Palm Beach Post - HOW IT MIGHT WORK Isn’t medical marijuana already legal in Florida?   Yes, in a narrow way. The legislature passed a law allowing treatment of a few conditions with low THC cannabis, such as the strai…
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  Pilot Online - The tin canister that Irvin Rosenfeld picks up every month, filled to the brim with 300 marijuana cigarettes, is not something he tries to hide.   In fact, the 61-year-old Portsmouth native encourages a look, beca…
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  San Antonio Business Journal  An informal, non-scientific poll conducted by the San Antonio Business Journal shows that 59 percent of poll participants believe the legalization of marijuana could be an important source of tax revenue fo…
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  Time -  Referendums across the country set the stage for an even bigger fight in 2016   The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt legalization not only in the U.S.…
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  Tampa Bay Times - Black people in Pinellas and Hillsborough are at least six times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as white people.   It's not because of who smokes pot and who doesn't.   F…
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  Sun Sentinel  BOCA RATON — — Boca Raton is moving to stop medical marijuana dispensaries from taking root in the city for at least a year — ahead of it becoming legal in Florida.   Legalizing medical marij…
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  In somewhat of an eye-opener, support for medical marijuana has fallen below the critical 60 percent threshold, with Southwest Florida even less supportive, according to a new poll.   The SurveyUSA/WFLA tracking poll finds that …
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  USA Today - As the nation eases marijuana laws, road safety advocates worry that highway rules for driving under the influence of pot are lagging, which could lead to fatal crashes.   Medical marijuana is legal in 23 s…
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  PROVIDENCE — A panel of medical experts gathered at Butler Hospital on Monday and condemned the acceptance of marijuana as a harmless drug, saying that cannabis is especially harmful to adolescents and saps their motivation to work har…
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  States such as Alaska, Florida and Oregon stand to collect millions in marijuana tax revenue if they legalize the drug on Nov. 4. That’s when citizens in Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will cast their ballots on marijuan…
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  Spurred by deeply personal connections to drug use, two wealthy men have emerged as the biggest players in the debate over medical marijuana in Florida.   For John Morgan, an Orlando trial attorney who has spent $4.7 million on …
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  It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, t…
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  Gov. Rick Scott and the medical marijuana initiative are slight favorites heading into the November election, according to The News-Press' newly launched forecast model.   The election model, based on recent polls, projects …
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  Sunshine and beaches are great attractions, but there could be another reason snowbirds flock to Florida if Amendment 2 passes: The availability of medical marijuana.   Whether that happens depends on several unknowns as Florida…
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  TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Almost before the ink was dry, the state’s largest nursery is protesting a rule floated by health regulators setting up the framework for Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry.   …
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  Even more states could vote to legalize marijuana this year, as pro-pot advocates look to capitalize on changing voter attitudes to replicate their recent successes in Colorado and Washington state.    The legalization ques…
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  As former Florida Supreme Court justices, we once took an oath to protect the Constitution of the state of Florida. Today, we call on all Floridians to protect it by voting "No" on Amendment 2. This amendment, promoted as a compass…
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  States appear increasingly unhappy with federal marijuana policy.  Two dozen states allow medical marijuana under state law, over a dozen states have largely decriminalized marijuana possession, and two states — Colorado and Washi…
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  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -  The Department of Health is responding to questions raised by the Legislature over the state’s new non-euphoric medical marijuana law, and revisions won’t get the drugs on the market any sooner. &nbs…
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  Florida's medical marijuana amendment should pass.   Most polls say so. Momentum across the nation says so. The gut-wrenching visuals of patients in pain say so.   And yet I have doubts.   For as ma…
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  Nine months after Colorado shops opened their doors to sell the first bags of recreational marijuana, a majority of state residents still support legal weed sales.   A new NBC News/Marist Poll shows that 55 percent of adult Colo…
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Supporters say the measure would help combat the state's epidemic of painkiller abuse, but polls have fluctuated wildly, and opponents are seizing on a controversial video to question their true intentions.     If Florida vote…
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