medical marijuana

New York News
7:45 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Congressman Says Medical Marijuana Plan Makes Sense

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North Country Congressman Democrat Bill Owens says he has no objection to Governor Cuomo’s plan to allow some hospitals in New York to dispense medical marijuana. 

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New York News
12:31 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

NY Gov. Cuomo And Medical Marijuana

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New York is in line to become the next state to legalize medical marijuana.   Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to use the occasion of his 4th "State of the State" address to announce his intentions to add New York to the list of states currently allowing medical marijuana.

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New York News
7:59 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Gov. Cuomo May Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Use In NY

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.

Cuomo would use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of

hospitals to use marijuana to treat certain ailments. The plan was first reported by The New York Times.

Marijuana remains illegal in New York, though possession of small amounts has been reduced to a low-level violation subject to a fine.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

2014: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Reality In MA

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As 2014 nears, medical marijuana is closer to a reality in Massachusetts.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Marijuana Dispensary Groups Plan Berkshire Sites

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As New York debates legalizing recreational marijuana, groups in Massachusetts are proposing location sites after voters in the state opened the door for medical use of the drug in 2012. So far at least two groups are looking to site a dispensary in the county’s largest city, Pittsfield.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

MA Releases Locations of Potential Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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Massachusetts health officials have released a list of the 100 applicants that are seeking licenses to open marijuana dispensaries for medical use.

The applications were posted Friday on the web site of the Department of Public Health, along with the cities and towns where the applicants hope to locate the facilities.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Pittsfield Offers Letter of Non-Opposition for Marijuana Dispensaries

Julia Germaine, Director of Resources for Manna Wellness, speaks to the Pittsfield City Council about including a letter of non-opposition from the city in it's Phase 2 application process for a medical marijuana dispensary through the state's Department of Public Health.
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The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is making a letter of non-opposition available to any medical marijuana dispensary looking to settle within city limits.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Municipal Moratoriums Confront Medical Marijuana License Applicants

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Voters in Massachusetts overwhelmingly approved legalizing medical marijuana in 2012. But many local communities are putting temporary bans in place as the deadline for final applications for state licensed marijuana treatment centers approaches.

About a third of the state’s 351 cities and towns have put in place moratoriums on medical marijuana treatment centers, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. Springfield is the largest city in the state to adopt a moratorium. It was approved by the city council Monday night.

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New England News
6:34 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Pittsfield Residents Hear Proposal for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Julia Germaine, left, and Nial DeMena of Manna Wellness presented their plans to the public at a forum at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield.
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Residents in Pittsfield, Massachusetts have heard from members of an organization looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.

Nial DeMena is the Director of Operations for Manna Wellness.

“We’re looking to be the first LEED-certified registered marijuana dispensary in the country,” said DeMena.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Vt Town Proposes Anti-Marijuana Dispensary Measure

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Vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004, and the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened this summer. But a proposed ordinance in the Vermont town of Weathersfield would ban medical marijuana dispensaries from operating, as well as businesses that sell tobacco-related paraphernalia.

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