Latest Medical marijuana News

Michigan village seeks to sell land to medical pot industry

Apr. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan village whose president wants the community to be a pioneer in the medical marijuana industry is planning to sell a portion of its taxpayer-owned land, possibly for the cultivation of cannabis. Kalkaska leaders voted this month to list nearly 10 acres (4 hectares)...

Louisiana starts medical marijuana-related research

Apr. 20, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's first medical marijuana-related research dollars are paying for work aimed at treating epilepsy. GB Sciences, the contractor hired by the LSU AgCenter to grow therapeutic cannabis, provides $500,000 annually for marijuana-related studies, on top of its...

Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin in mid-May

Apr. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for the state's first dispensaries. Department of Finance and Administration Spokesman Scott Hardin...

Michigan House targets unlicensed pot shops still operating

Apr. 18, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline by which the businesses must close or risk their ability to get a license. The House voted 102-4 Thursday in favor of legislation that would...

Marijuana advocates trying again for Wisconsin legalization

Apr. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature. That's not...

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill

Apr. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia patients will soon be allowed to legally buy the marijuana they are already allowed to possess. Because of a legal quirk, patients and families have regularly broken the law to obtain low-potency medical marijuana oil. Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed a bill that would fix...

Proposal would turn industrial building into hemp plant

Apr. 17, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

PAWLET, Vt. (AP) — An old industrial building in southwestern Vermont could be turned into a medical marijuana and hemp processing plant. The Rutland Herald reports that Castleton resident Anthony Traficanti has proposed the project in West Pawlet. Town officials say they are trying to transform the vacant...

Montana Senate sends Medicaid expansion bill back to House

Apr. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate on Tuesday passed bills to continue the state's Medicaid expansion program and improve investigations of missing persons' reports just under the deadline for bills with amendments to be transmitted to the House. Lawmakers also supported a bill to end the statute of...

Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire

Apr. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Year after year, Nebraska's conservative lawmakers have rejected measures calling for limited and highly regulated medical marijuana. They're poised to do it again, but their decision this year could have the unintended consequence of ushering in one of the most unrestricted medical...

Ann Arbor lab makes sure dispensaries sell high-quality weed

Apr. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As a lab technician in a white coat slides a marijuana sample underneath a microscope, a magnified image of dozens of sparkling crystals appears on a computer screen. They're trichomes, oozing with therapeutic cannabinoids, meaning it's probably some pretty good bud. But the tiny...