Latest Medical marijuana News

Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

Dec. 11, 2018 7:24 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana for pain said Tuesday that the conflicting state and federal pot laws that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care. "The federal government has stepped in...

New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

Dec. 11, 2018 1:32 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Tuesday passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time. The legislation will also allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of...

Canada's Aurora Cannabis buys Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales

Dec. 10, 2018 8:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Aurora Cannabis Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, said Monday it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all outstanding shares of Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales SA. Farmacias Magistrales is a Mexican importer of raw materials containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It will...

Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

Dec. 7, 2018 6:55 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. John Flickner was staying at a Niagara Falls shelter Thursday,...

A look at where companies stand on marijuana business

Dec. 7, 2018 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Canada legalized recreational marijuana in October, it emerged as the world leader in the industry — and U.S. companies are scrambling to get in on the action. Uruguay may have been the first country to legalize pot, but the South American country's market is dwarfed by...

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

Dec. 7, 2018 1:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday. The agreement includes a warrant...

Groups sue to block medical marijuana compromise in Utah

Dec. 6, 2018 5:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and interference in a process that led to the gutting of a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit alleges the...

Michigan marking 1st day for legal, recreational pot

Dec. 6, 2018 2:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is officially the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than medical purposes. Thursday marks the first day for the legal recreational partaking of pot in Michigan following voters' strong endorsement in the Nov. 6 election. Staff at the Lansing City Pulse, a weekly...

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

Dec. 4, 2018 8:06 PM EST

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace. Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big company to show interest in marijuana. Late Monday, Canadian medical marijuana company Cronos Group Inc. confirmed talks...

Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom

Dec. 4, 2018 8:05 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Patients can use medical marijuana legally in conservative Utah after a compromise agreement was signed into law despite concerns from advocates that it's too restrictive, but they likely won't be able to buy it legally in-state until at least 2020, officials said Tuesday. The state...