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Ex-Congressman Resigns From Medical Pot Company

 

A former Massachusetts congressman says he has stepped down as president of a medical marijuana company that sued the state after its application to open three dispensaries was rejected.

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New Dispensary Receives Town Support

A medical marijuana dispensary may still be moving into the former lottery building in Fairhaven. It just won't be the one residents are familiar with.

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Feds Warn Against Marijuana Ties

Some Massachusetts doctors with business interests in medical marijuana dispensaries say they have been told by federal drug agents to sever all ties to marijuana companies or relinquish federal licenses to prescribe certain medications.

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Marijuana Treatment For Epileptics

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached with a pharmaceutical company to look into the use of marijuana extract to treat medication-resistant epilepsy in children.

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Rep. Markey Has Concerns About Legalizing Pot In Mass.

State Representative Chris Markey of Dartmouth says he has several questions about a bill that would allow for the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts.

Speaking Friday with WBSM's Taylor Cormier, Markey said law enforcement concerns are at the top of his list

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Legislative Committee Studies Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Residents suffering from multiple sclerosis and other chronic illnesses say Gov. Deval Patrick's administration needs to expedite the process for licensing and opening medical marijuana dispensaries so that they can safely purchase the drug

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Bay State Pot Companies Undergo Additional Scrutiny

Companies given provisional approval to run medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are being subjected to additional scrutiny by state health officials.

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Another Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Against Massachusetts

Another company that lost out in its bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts has sued the state, alleging its application was scored incorrectly.

It's the fourth lawsuit that claims the state awarded 20 provisional licenses too hastily

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Patrick: No Reset Of Medical Marijuana Proposals

Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.
 
    Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications

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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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