Latest Medical marijuana News

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

Mar. 18, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky candidates of the past who have drawn attention to their...

New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in US

Mar. 12, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales...

Minnesota Senate panel votes against recreational marijuana

Mar. 11, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Senate committee voted Monday to kill a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, making it unlikely that the legislation will pass this year. The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-3 along party lines to reject the bill after defeating a motion...

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

Mar. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the "smart thing to do," says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a...

Court: Board wrong to deny workers' comp for medical pot

Mar. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers' compensation insurance can't reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana, according to a New Hampshire Supreme Court decision released Thursday. But the court left unresolved whether an insurance company can be...

Committee advances medical marijuana bill in Kentucky

Mar. 6, 2019 11:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky won initial committee approval Wednesday night after lawmakers heard emotional testimony from people battling chronic pain and debilitating medical conditions. The bill, which would make marijuana legal in the bluegrass state for...

Official: School illegally moved medical marijuana plants

Mar. 6, 2019 6:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's Agricultural Center and its medical marijuana growing partner illegally moved their cannabis crop into the school's primary growing facility, a state official said. The center and its private partner GB Sciences violated state law when they moved the...

Hawaii opens medical marijuana registration to visitors

Mar. 6, 2019 9:26 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state. The state Department of Health announced Tuesday that it is also rolling out an online registration system for medical marijuana, allowing...

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Mar. 4, 2019 3:41 PM EST

Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she's majoring in marijuana. "My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed," said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. "I say, 'No, it's a...

Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

Mar. 1, 2019 4:30 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S. The state has committed to the Paris...