Implementing medical marijuana law will take time

5 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Michael Cardenas shows medical marijuana he purchases outside Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Glendale, Ariz. Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of the strictest standards in the nation. But the proposal will take many months to set into motion because of complex rules and regulations. Photo: Ross D. Franklin ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY AUG. 5 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Dec…. ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY AUG. 5 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, prepared marijuana is for sale for those who possess a medical marijuana card, inside a dispensary in the small Rocky Mountain town of Nederland, Colo. Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of the strictest standards in the nation. But the proposal will take many months to set into motion because of complex rules and regulations. Photo: Brennan Linsley ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY AUG. 5 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Nov….

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Medical Properties acquisitions fuel FFO growth

Medical Properties Trust

continued to pay off for the company in the second quarter, according to a release today. Birmingham-based Medical Properties (NYSE: MPT) reported that its normalized funds from operations available to common shareholders a a common measure of a real estate investment trust’s performance a rose 9 percent to $35.9 million in the second quarter from $29.7 million in the same quarter of 2012. Year to date, normalized FFO is up to $68.2 million from $52.9 million in the same period of last year, the company said. The company’s net income available to common stockholders rose to $27.3 million in the second quarter from $19.3 million in second quarter 2012. Medical Properties’ growth is due to its health care acquisition strategy, according to the company. The company bought two general acute care hospitals in the Kansas City area for $75 million in June. In addition to its financial results, the company also announced a deal to buy three general acute care hospitals for $283.3 million in the third quarter. Ryan Poe covers real estate, retail and manufacturing for the Birmingham Business Journal. Click here to follow him on Twitter. Click here to join him on Google+. Industries:

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