Medical marijuana in Massachusetts
More than 100 applicants filed requests for a license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in, but nearly two-thirds may ultimately be turned away. Under the state law approved by voters last November, the state may license up to 35 dispensaries this year.
With more people approved to buy medical pot, Colorado officials saw a jump in calls to poison control centers about children inadvertently eating marijuana-laced products like brownies, cookies, and candies, according to a study published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
Regulations proposed by state health officials would require dispensaries granted a license to sell medical marijuana to pay an annual fee of $50,000 while patients would pay a $50 yearly registration fee. (5/24/13)
Draft rules for medical marijuana use in Massachusetts largely leave it up to doctors to decide which patients will qualify for treatment with the drug. (3/29/13)
Several companies in Colorado the epicenter of the nations medical marijuana industry are eager to capitalize on the expected green rush as Massachusetts medical marijuana program gets off the ground. (3/6/13)
The state attorney general's office struck down Wakefield's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, ruling that towns can regulate, but not prohibit the centers. (3/13/13)
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When it comes to medical marijuana, some communities north of Boston have adopted an old adage from the antidrug war: Just say no.
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