Latest Medical marijuana News

Medical marijuana bills advance to governor's desk

Jun. 16, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't ready to legalize recreational marijuana use, but it is close to expanding options for those who use it for medical reasons. Several bills related to the therapeutic use of cannabis have been sent to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. One would allow physician assistants...

Committee sends nearly $10B budget plan to RI House

Jun. 15, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island legislative committee on Friday approved a nearly $9.97 billion state budget that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program and add six new medical marijuana dispensaries. The budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1 was approved by the House...

Utah medical pot applicants under wraps but will be revealed

Jun. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Who is going to grow Utah's medical marijuana remains unknown as a July 1 license application deadline looms. State officials leading the medical marijuana license process said this week they will not release the names of applicants right now but will likely make applicant information...

Medical Board delays vote on new conditions for medical pot

Jun. 12, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio has postponed a vote on adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana. Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board...

AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users

Jun. 11, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill...

New Mexico proposes new cap on medical pot production

Jun. 11, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico proposed new pot production rules Tuesday intended to shore up supplies to its medical marijuana program without flooding the rapidly expanding market. Under the proposal, the Department of Health would limit medical cannabis production to 1,750 mature plants for each...

Marijuana health claims lure patients as science catches up

Jun. 11, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, according to an...

Medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear

Jun. 11, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ELIOT, Maine (AP) — A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments. The Monday night blaze burned Sweet Dirt Inc. in Eliot. The facility is a state-licensed organic cannabis grower. The Portsmouth Herald...

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

Jun. 11, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill...

Ivey signs bill creating medical marijuana study commission

Jun. 10, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new medical marijuana study commission will make recommendations for Alabama legislators to consider next year. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Monday that the governor had signed the bill by Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence. The commission is tasked with helping to...