Latest Medical marijuana News

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

Aug. 16, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors. The new guidance in the...

Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

Aug. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has ordered the country's Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives. The law took effect in June 2017 but has yet to be put into practice. The high court says in a statement that the Health...

Is pot safe when pregnant? Study seeks answer, draws critics

Aug. 7, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New York marketing job, so like rising numbers of U.S. mothers-to-be, she turned to marijuana. "l was finally able to get out from under my work desk," said...

Thai health ministry receives cannabis oil for medical use

Aug. 7, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's health ministry received its first batch of legal medical marijuana Wednesday to be distributed in state-run hospitals. Public Health Minister Anutin Chanvirakul presided over the ceremonial handing over of 4,500 5 milliliter bottles of extracted cannabis oil from the Government...

After years of waiting, medical marijuana sold in Louisiana

Aug. 6, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give...

The Latest: Louisiana launches medical marijuana

Aug. 6, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the first medical marijuana sales in Louisiana (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Louisiana military veteran who suffers from PTSD and other combat-related issues says it's "incredible" that he's finally able to legally buy medical marijuana in his home state. Gary Hess...

Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients

Aug. 1, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Thursday evening that...

Utah's medical pot distribution, growing plans face scrutiny

Jul. 31, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials preparing to launch the state's medical marijuana program next year face mounting pressure from county attorneys to scrap plans for a state-run dispensary system and lingering scrutiny from companies rejected for growers' licenses. The state announced Wednesday it has...

The Latest: Utah dismisses protests by marijuana firms

Jul. 31, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on protests by companies denied medical marijuana grower licenses in Utah (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Utah has dismissed appeals from six companies that were denied licenses to grow medical marijuana for the state and argued the state chose unqualified companies. Utah's...

Canadian firm sues Oklahoma marijuana dispensary over logo

Jul. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Canadian animation studio and media company is suing an Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary chain accusing it of infringing copyright by using a logo long-established in programming aimed at children. Nelvana Enterprises Inc. filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tulsa last week that...