Utah Senate president: Lawmakers need to attend pot session
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser says fellow senators need to attend a planned Dec. 3 special legislative session to change a voter-approved medical marijuana ballot measure and that if necessary he’ll compel them to show up.
A Thursday email sent by ...
Illinois medical marijuana companies work to expand
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois medical marijuana companies are working to expand as they expect opportunities to grow after years of stagnation, given recent legislation to expand access to medical marijuana and the election of a weed-friendly governor.
Cresco Labs, Green Thumb Industries and ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Could Kansas soon join the growing list of states allowing medical marijuana?
The election of Democrat Laura Kelly puts a medical marijuana supporter in the governor’s seat, and she recently said she senses “some momentum” among legislators to legalize medical marijuana ...
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say a 66-year-old doctor is accused of giving patients medical marijuana cards without meeting them in person, conducting physical exams or requiring a debilitating medical condition.
Marijuana backers balk at plan to revise ballot measure
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church Thursday of “extreme undermining” of a medical marijuana ballot measure, alleging it is exerting its power to push through significant changes to the proposition.
In a letter, the groups called for the ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department has selected companies to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Grand Forks and Williston.
The companies were chosen by a review panel. They’ll now be invited to move forward with the registration process.
It’s the latest ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pennsylvania-based Ilera Holistic Healthcare is the new operator of Southern University’s medical marijuana program, news outlets reported.
The subsidiary of Ilera Healthcare purchased Advanced Biomedics majority owner Carrol Castille’s 68 percent ...
Medical pot commission responds to public criticisms
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than two years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, the commission created to approve licenses for cultivators and growers has had to respond to public criticisms of lack of transparency and sluggish movement.
Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman, who ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Buffalo has opened its doors.
The Botanist opened on Monday. It is the first of four locations planned by operators Acreage Holdings of New York City. Acreage says the other stores will open in Farmingdale, Middletown and ...
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The Marietta Times, Nov. 12
Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new condition can now be treated with medical marijuana in Connecticut.
The General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee has agreed that chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders is eligible for treatment with the drug.
State: Some medical pot should be available by year’s end
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say it could be a leafy green Christmas for some medical marijuana patients as small amounts of cannabis become available for sale before the end of the year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers.
Utah will be ...
Utah joins more than 30 others states in legalizing medical marijuana despite opposition from powerful Mormon leaders
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah joins more than 30 others states in legalizing medical marijuana despite opposition from powerful Mormon leaders .
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A limited supply of medical marijuana flower in Oklahoma means some patients are paying premium prices and businesses are running out of products.
Healthy Buds Dispensary in Tulsa sells out of marijuana buds faster than owner Michael Monroe can restock from his Oklahoma ...
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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug.
The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado.
An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton — nestled in Massachusetts’ ...
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.
It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest — and possibly beyond.
Michigan is the first ...
Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana, but it’ll likely be late next year at the earliest before people with cancer, HIV and other serious ailments will be able to obtain it.
Missouri became the 31st state to approve medical marijuana when ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have boosted education funding through a gas tax in a state that has the lowest per pupil spending in the nation.
Three other ballot initiatives were leading, but too close to be declared victorious at the end ...
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug and putting conservative neighboring states on notice.
Three other states had ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri voters on Tuesday approved a measure that would give them access to medical marijuana, joining a long list of states that allow the once-forbidden drug to be used for medicinal purposes.
Three separate and unrelated issues were on the ballot providing for medical ...
Proposition C Missouri state law change allowing medical marijuana rejected by voters
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Proposition C Missouri state law change allowing medical marijuana rejected by voters.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Medical marijuana issue Amendment 2 approved by voters.
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Missouri medical marijuana Amendment 3 plan with high tax rejected by voters
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri medical marijuana Amendment 3 plan with high tax rejected by voters.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri voters will decide on Tuesday whether to support one, two or three different options to allow medical marijuana for treatment of cancer, HIV and other conditions.
Three separate medical marijuana proposals are on the ballot, the result of three successful and ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters on Tuesday will elect a new U.S. senator to replace Orrin Hatch, choose whether U.S. Rep. Mia Love earns a third term and decide if the state should make medical marijuana legal.
Many voters have already sent in their ballots, with 27 of the state’s 29 ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Consultants hoping to advise Maine on recreational marijuana sales have extra time to apply.
The deadline is Thursday for those applying to guide state agencies as they craft adult-use marijuana regulations and review Maine’s medical marijuana program.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana patients and growers in Josephine County and across the state are abandoning the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.
Long considered a source of Oregon’s black market, medical marijuana is fast falling victim to a combination of red tape and a ...
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The city of Moore will not enforce recently passed ordinances intended to regulate medical marijuana in the Oklahoma City suburb.
City Attorney Randy Brink told
Judge: New Mexico’s medical pot plant limit is arbitrary
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a big win for medical marijuana producers in New Mexico, a district judge has ruled that a state-imposed limit on the number of plants they can grow as part of their licensed operations is arbitrary and not based on reliable data.
Judge David Thomson, in a
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health has been ordered by a federal judge to provide official designation for two medical marijuana dispensaries owned by a nonprofit pot producer.
The Albuquerque Journal reported Monday that a judge also told the department to issue ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota began accepting applications Monday from residents for medical marijuana cards, two years after voters approved the drug.
Applications also opened for designated caregivers, or people who help patients, such as a ...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University is creating new programs for students who want to know more about marijuana.
The school announced last week that it’s creating programs at the Carbondale campus to study medical marijuana and industrial hemp. Officials hope the programs ...
Pot dispensary opponents allege someone stole their signs
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed New Jersey marijuana dispensary allege supporters of the dispensary are stealing their signs.
Neighbors of the Brick Township property say their signs were stolen from their lawns and also stole replacement signs. The Asbury Park Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes that voters will approve the drug’s use for anyone old enough to drink alcohol. But they could be in for a bummer because opponents have spent far more money against the proposal. Critics say it would mean big ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents who use medical marijuana now have online tools to register and get needed certification from their doctor.
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says patients without a caregiver can use the ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s first approved medical marijuana manufacturing facility says it will have products to sell in December or January.
The Bismarck Tribune
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Some Arkansans hoping to use medical marijuana pleaded with the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to approve dispensaries so the drug will be available.
State voters approved marijuana use for certain medical conditions nearly two years ago, but no businesses ...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the Nov. 6 general election, the men vying to be South Carolina’s next governor have given voters their final chance to see a side-by-side comparison of their stance on issues including tax cuts, medical marijuana and tariffs proposed by the ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes assured skeptical Democrats that an agreement reached between Mormon leaders, lawmakers and pot proponents wasn’t done to sabotage a medical marijuana ballot initiative.
“This is not to interrupt (Proposition 2). This is to acknowledge ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state Senate panel is recommending the state do more to recruit and train health care professionals who work with recovering addicts.
That’s one of 11 recommendations included in a report issued Wednesday by the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid ...
Utah lawmaker tastes marijuana: ‘no big deal’
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state for individuals with qualifying medical conditions.
Salt Lake City TV station KUTV
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 33-year-old New Mexico man has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery of a Santa Fe medical marijuana growing facility.
The Santa Fe New Mexican
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma medical marijuana operators have expressed concern that they’ll face legal difficulties because federal law still classifies marijuana as illegal, but a federal law enforcement officer warns that those growing medical marijuana do so “at their own risk.”
New Jersey’s medical marijuana patients double to 34K
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has double the number of participating patients since Gov. Phil Murphy took office in January, his administration said Monday.
Murphy said the decade-old program, which began under Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, has taken ...
From cowboy to cannabis: Doctor opens first pot clinic
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The doctor who opened the first medical marijuana clinic in Lafayette is anything but ordinary.
Chad Rossitter started out as a nurse, not a physician.
Before that, he was a cowboy.
“I used to ride bulls,” Rossitter said. “That’s how I put myself through ...