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  • Midtown Manhattan gets its first medical cannabis dispensary on April 20. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Marijuana Dispensary on Manhattan’s Fifth Ave Opens on 4/20

    The medical marijuana movement hits another mainstream milestone on April 20 this year with the opening of Manhattan’s first mid-town dispensary. The California-based dispensary chain MedMen confirmed Tuesday that they will open a 10,000 square-foot retail space for qualified medical cannabis patients at 433 Fifth Ave., near Bryant Park. The major metropolitan location will be styled like MedMen’s classic Apple store look, but carry just a handful of licensed New York medical pot products. MenMen Manhattan will serve the state’s [...]

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  • Will Louisiana be the Next State to Legalize Medical Marijuana?

    Will Louisiana be the Next State to Legalize Medical Marijuana?

    The odds of medical marijuana legislation surviving the Louisiana Legislature with the spurs of the sheriff’s lobby dug into the bill were bad, the bill’s sponsor said. But something happened over the last year that prompted the powerful Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association to not only lift its opposition — but to speak favorably during a debate on the bill Wednesday (April 29) about the benefits of making the drug available for Louisiana patients who need it. Legislation legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries in Louisiana then got the full backing of the [...]

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