Latest Medical marijuana News

Medical marijuana committee reports support in Kentucky

Sep. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An advisory committee set up this year by Gov. Andy Beshear reported that many Kentucky adults favor legalizing medical marijuana, Beshear's office said Friday. The Democratic governor formed the Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee after a bill to legalize...

Louisiana marijuana permit receives high-profile applicants

Sep. 23, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tulane University, former NFL player Steve Gleason, the Louisiana Democratic Party chair and a former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department are among those vying for Louisiana's coveted tenth medical marijuana pharmacy license. In total, 28...

Recreational marijuana measure OK’d for Arkansas ballot

Sep. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said voters can decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, overturning a state panel's decision to block the measure from the November ballot. Justices granted a request by Responsible Growth Arkansas, the...

Georgia board picks 2 companies to sell medical marijuana

Sep. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board overseeing the state’s efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved production licenses for two companies, a step to getting patients access to medication after a seven-year wait. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 18, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to repeal the Pa. law that allows the sale of municipal water systems Officials in Bucks County were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company. Now, lawmakers must...

Missouri Supreme Court won't weigh recreational pot lawsuit

Sep. 13, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to take up a lawsuit challenging a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. The Tuesday ruling means the proposed constitutional amendment will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. ...

State: Medical marijuana would see decline if pot legalized

Sep. 12, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legalizing recreational pot in North Dakota could cut the number of people who are registered to use the drug as medicine by at least 80%, due to access to bigger quantities and more varied products, a health official said Monday. Supporters of legalizing...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 11, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Texas’ cautious approach to marijuana use has been the correct path As support grows for cannabis, following scientific research make more sense. A leading medical marijuana retailer just opened its...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 05, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal-Star. August 31, 2022. Editorial: After failed petition drives, Nebraska Legislature needs to address medical cannabis issue Crista Eggers, the statewide campaign coordinator of Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, is the mother of a 7-year-old who lives...

Split appeals panel rejects Nebraska marijuana injunction

Aug. 31, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected a request to temporarily block part of Nebraska’s ballot initiative petition process sought by a group trying to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Nebraska's ballot petition law, which is...