Latest Medical marijuana News

Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Sep. 25, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication. Sophon Mekthon, chairman of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, said researchers chose high-quality marijuana from police...

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

Sep. 22, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon...

State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

Sep. 22, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor remains open but has stopped allowing customers to request meat...

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

Sep. 18, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's Center for...

Legal pot business owner sentenced for federal tax crimes

Sep. 17, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A part-owner and operator of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon was sentenced to seven months in prison Monday, marking what a prosecutor called the country's first federal sentencing of a legal pot business owner for tax crimes. Matthew Price also was ordered to pay $262,776...

Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Sep. 17, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge people to vote against a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Church leaders say they oppose the ballot measure because...

Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for 3rd time

Sep. 10, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. The four-time Grammy winner, who will turn 70 on Sept. 26, told Australian news program "Sunday Night" doctors found a tumor in her lower back in 2017. Newton-John says she's "treating it...

2nd bank says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

Sep. 6, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner says a second bank has terminated her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana. Nikki Fried's campaign manager, Alicia Stallworth, told the Miami Herald that BB&T called the campaign Aug. 29 to tell them...

Oregon pot growers now must notify officials about harvests

Aug. 31, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he'll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted. The new harvest notification policy,...

New Illinois law allows medical marijuana pain prescriptions

Aug. 29, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Doctors in Illinois can now prescribe marijuana as a painkiller thanks to a new law intended to counter a growing opioid abuse epidemic. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law Tuesday allowing physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief, effective...