Although its track record at the state level may not be perfect, medical marijuana has scored far more victories than defeats in recent years.
Medical marijuana spreads its wings
Following its first approval 20 years ago in California for compassionate use cases, medical marijuana has now become legal in 24 states, as well as Washington,... more →
County planning officials asked for a 10-month extension so they could conduct a “comprehensive zoning study” and propose a system for regulating growing operations.
Marijuana dispensaries are already banned in unincorporated areas.
Medical marijuana patients and advocates pushed back against the ban.
“We have people... more →
Louisiana won final legislative passage Monday, spurred by personal stories of people with seizures and severe pain that bill advocates say would be eased with medicinal-grade pot.
Lawmakers created a framework for the Louisiana medical marijuana program last year, but regulatory hurdles built into the law have slowed its start.
The... more →
A bill passed through the House in late April would study potential blood level limits for a driver with a medical marijuana card.
House Bill 5024 would authorize a commission to study and recommend a THC limit that would constitute impaired driving, much like the .08 blood alcohol content established as a threshold for drunken... more →
KISSIMMEE (NSF) – Attorney John Morgan brought his medical-marijuana crusade to the nation’s premiere cannabis business trade show Tuesday, captivating a roomful of believers before passing around the collection plate for his cause.
Morgan — a self-described “salty-tongued” speaker and a devout Catholic — peppered his... more →
Toronto lawmakers watching medical marijuana shops pop up “like crocuses in spring” are hoping for signals from Ottawa on how to deal with the onslaught.
“We need a sign from the federal government — are they going to change the rules around medical marijuana? Should we as council be trying to close these clinics altogether... more →
The clock is ticking for ailing Iowans who want the state Legislature to expand access to medical marijuana, and they may be running out of time.
Activists for medical cannabis issued an 11th-hour plea for help on Tuesday, just one day after theIowa House defeated a Republican-backed bill aimed at accessing marijuana oil... more →
A new zoning law and suburban customer base are pushing medical marijuana dispensaries to the fringes of Detroit.
About 250 dispensaries have applied to operate under the new zoning law in Detroit, and an analysis shows clusters of retail medical marijuana shops operating along Eight Mile Road and the east side of Detroit, bordering... more →
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday he is open to the legalization of medical marijuana in Mexico and that his government would announce new measures in the coming days.
“I am giving voice to those who have (in public forums) expressed the necessity of changing the regulatory... more →
Each medical marijuana company in New York is allowed to produce up to five different strains of the drug. The oils, tinctures and capsules are generally labeled by different colors or brand names, and, in some cases, both.
Vireo Health of New York, for instance, uses a red, yellow and green traffic-signal-like system for three... more →