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Second Person Dies From West Nile Virus In Mass.

State public health officials say a woman has died of West Nile virus, the second fatality this year.

The Department of Public Health said Thursday it was the sixth human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts this year...

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Council Wants Ban On Synthetic Smoking Drugs

Over a dozen states have passed laws banning synthetic cannabis, but Massachusetts isn't one of them.

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Additional Dispensary Looks To Set Up Shop In Fairhaven

With one medicinal marijuana dispensary currently in an appeals process with the state, another is now looking to take it's place in Fairhaven.

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DPH Requires Proof Of Local Backing Before Issuing Pot Licenses

State public health officials say proposed medical marijuana dispensaries will be required to verify they have support from local officials before they are granted final licenses...

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TSM - Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett listens to questions from Public Health professionals meeting in New Bedford
TSM - Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett listens to questions from Public Health professionals meeting in New Bedford

DPH Chief: Medical Marijuana Licenses To Be Awarded In Late January

 

The first medical marijuana licenses will be awarded in Massachusetts around the end of January.  That's the word from Cheryl Bartlett, the new state Commissioner of Public Health.

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New Bedford on List of Marijuana Dispensary Applicants

181 applicants have met initial requirements to be considered for a medical marijuana dispensary license in Massachusetts.

Nine of those applicants have opted to set up in Bristol County...

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New Bedford City Council Cracking Down on Synthetic Drugs

The synthetic drugs known as "Herbal Incense", "K2", and a variety of names are being sold in stores throughout New Bedford, but the City Council is hoping to stop that practice.

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New Bedford Parker Street Waste Site Reports Released

The Department of Public Health has been reluctant to release what could be critical information about the Parker Street Waste Site, but State Representative Antonio Cabral has convinced state officials to release those documents...

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