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Hagerstown City Park Historic District. Photo: Heather Holman via Wikimedia Commons
Michael Dresser ~ Washington Post ~
 
A proposal to build a medical marijuana production plant could provide a local economic boost to the region.

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Landon Miller ~ KTVN.com ~
 
Despite two years of delays, the state’s first MMJ dispensary is ready to open its doors.

A medical marijuana dispensary has been given conditional approval for 21 Milk Street in Boston. Image: Jessica Bartlett
 
The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street.

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If public opinion is any indication, nationwide marijuana legalization might not be such a pipe dream after all.

T-shirts for sale in Albion, Ill. declare that though Albion has a medical marijuana farm, residents can't buy alcohol in local stores. | Becky Schlikerman/Sun-Times
Becky Schlikerman ~ Chicago Sun-Times ~
 
If you want a bottle of booze in downstate Albion, you have to drive out of town.
But the Edwards County town of less than 2,000 residents is the site of a huge medical marijuana farm.

Cannabis Bud/Photo: WeedWorthy.com
 
In California this week, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors revised its water code to declare marijuana cultivation a form of water waste.

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