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100 Applicants Seek Licenses To Operate Medical Marijuana Facilities

 

State health officials have received 100 applications from groups seeking licenses to open marijuana dispensaries.

Only applicants who were approved during an initial review phase were eligible to apply for the licenses during the second and final phase.

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell: Up To Five Medical Marijuana Groups Looking At New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants groups seeking to open a medical marijuana facility to come in with business plans and other information, like other companies do when eyeing New Bedford.

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Getty Images File Photo

Mass DPH: Five Exposed To Fatal Brain Disease

 

The state health department says five patients in Massachusetts may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease from the same specialized surgical instrument used on a patient in New Hampshire.
 

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DPH Reports Two Cases Of Measles

The Massachusetts Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles at two Boston-area hospitals and says people who were at there at the same time may have been exposed.
 
    Officials said Tuesday people may be at risk if they visited Massachusetts General Hospital's medical walk-in clinic on Aug

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West Nile Case Reported In Plymouth County

Massachusetts health officials say they have confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in the state this season.
 
    The health department said Monday that a Plymouth County man in his 70s has the mosquito-borne illness and is recovering in a hospital

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

100 Apply For Medical Marijuana Licenses

 

A state official says more than 100 groups have applied to operate nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.

Initial applications from prospective operators were required to be hand-delivered to the state Department of Public Health on Thursday.

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DPH Says Deceased Mass. Woman Victim Of EEE

The Massachusetts Department of Health says a Norfolk County woman who recently died is the state's first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis this year.
 
    The health department identified the victim only as a woman in her 80s

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State Releases “Medical Marijuana” Regs

Recipients of medical marijuana in Massachusetts would be allowed up to 10 ounces for 60 days under proposed rules issued by state health officials.
 
    Massachusetts voters passed a ballot question in November allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana for patients with certain medical conditions, including cancer, Parkinson's disease and AIDS

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New Hampshire Public Radio, flickr

Report: Mass. Regulators Rarely Take Action Against Nursing Homes That Use Powerful Sedatives To Control Residents

A newspaper reports that Massachusetts regulators rarely take action against nursing homes that use powerful anti-psychotic sedatives to control elderly residents.  The Boston Globe reported on Sunday that 27 homes were cited for unnecessary use of antipsychotics between 2009 and 2011

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