Latest Medical marijuana News

Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

Jun. 23, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an...

Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana

Jun. 22, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation designed to get a research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law back on track is headed to the governor's desk. Both chambers voted Friday for a bill that was drafted in response to a Commonwealth Court judge's decision last month to halt Health Department...

Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

Jun. 21, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

A national medical group Thursday abruptly canceled its plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The episode highlights an ongoing conflict between federal and state laws on marijuana. The American Academy of Pain Medicine scrubbed its plans for a one-hour...

Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

Jun. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen...

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

Jun. 21, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking...

House moves to amend medical marijuana law's research rules

Jun. 19, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State lawmakers moved Tuesday to reinstate the research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, a month after a court decision left it in limbo. The House voted 167-31 to change the law by laying out more explicitly the goal of its provisions allowing medical schools to...

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Jun. 19, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and...

UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

Jun. 19, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told lawmakers...

Florida smokable medical marijuana ruling put on hold

Jun. 18, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida circuit court has reinstated a stay on smoking medical marijuana. The state's 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled that the hold will remain in effect "pending final disposition of the merits of (a recent) appeal." The Department of Health appealed to a higher court...

Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

Jun. 18, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures. British officials intervened over the weekend to allow the boy to use...