Latest Medical marijuana News

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill

Sep. 20, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three legislators have introduced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin along with Rep. Chris Taylor introduced the bill Friday. Erpenbach and Taylor are Democrats. Testin is a Republican. The bill would require patients to...

Democrats largely fail to override governor's vetoes

Sep. 19, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's long list of vetoed bills emerged largely unscathed Thursday after two days of override attempts. Lawmakers in May successfully overrode Sununu's veto of a bill to abolish the death penalty, leaving more than 50 other vetoed bills to be taken up this...

Veto overridden on medical marijuana prescribing bill

Sep. 19, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medical marijuana patients soon will be able to get prescriptions even if they haven't had the same doctor for three months. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill to eliminate the waiting period last month, but both the House and Senate voted Thursday to override his veto. In his...

US awards $3M to fill gaps in medical marijuana research

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high. Nine research grants announced Thursday are for work on CBD, the trendy ingredient showing up in cosmetics and foods, and hundreds of less...

Medical marijuana cards on hold for non-New Mexico residents

Sep. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have refused to issue medical marijuana identification cards to out-of-state residents despite a recent judge order. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the state Department of Health asked a judge to reconsider a ruling that New Mexico must allow...

House overrides veto of home-grown medical pot bill

Sep. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House lawmakers have overridden Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own supply. The House vote Wednesday sends the bill back to the Senate, which backed it by a 14-10 margin earlier this year. That would fall short of the...

Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

Sep. 17, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off...

Sixth medical marijuana store opens this week in ND

Sep. 17, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sixth medical marijuana dispensary is opening later this week. The North Dakota Department of Health says the Herbology store will open in Minot on Thursday. Another dispensary is expected to open in Jamestown next Tuesday. State officials say more than 1,200 registry...

Utah lawmakers approve changes to medical cannabis law

Sep. 17, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators approved changes to the state's medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate. The Utah Senate and House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday evening during a special session to send the proposal to...

The Latest: Lawmakers approve changes to medical pot law

Sep. 16, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on action on changes to Utah's medical marijuana law (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Lawmakers have approved changes to Utah's medical marijuana law following a fierce debate from people on both sides of the issues. The Utah Senate and House of Representatives voted...