Latest Medical marijuana News

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

Police warn of Fentanyl-laced marijuana after overdose

Nov. 22, 2021 16:40 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police are warning Vermonters of Fentanyl-laced marijuana, which led to an overdose over the weekend. Brattleboro Police said that they received a report of an overdose Saturday and used CPR and several doses of Naloxone to revive the...

Renewed Indiana pot legalization push faces GOP opposition

Nov. 19, 2021 12:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A renewed push for Indiana to join more than two-thirds of states with some form of legalized marijuana use appears to face the same roadblock from Statehouse Republicans who have opposed such a step for many years. Legislative Democrats and the...

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

Nov. 19, 2021 00:04 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot sales. ...

Louisiana lawmakers: Strain too slow on medical marijuana

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain came under fire Thursday from state lawmakers who complained his regulatory agency was moving too slowly in expanding the medical marijuana products available to patients. The...

Accused marijuana ring leader pleads not guilty

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges. Lucas Sirois, 41, of Farmington, was arraigned in...

Proposed medical marijuana law would expand capacity

Nov. 17, 2021 14:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The amount of marijuana grown for Ohio's medical marijuana program would expand and the number of dispensaries able to sell it would be increased, under GOP legislation pending in the state Senate. Regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries would...

GOP Rep. Mace's bill would federally decriminalize marijuana

Nov. 15, 2021 18:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina introduced legislation Monday to federally decriminalize marijuana, a measure she said would give states freer rein to pass their own laws and regulations without fear of federal reprisals. The measure,...

West Virginia opens first medical cannabis dispensary

Nov. 12, 2021 17:04 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's first medical cannabis dispensary opened Friday, more than four years after state lawmakers allowed a regulatory system for those products to be established. Trulieve Cannabis Corp. debuted a retail...

Ohio lawmaker seeks expansion of medical marijuana law

Nov. 12, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eligibility for medical marijuana in Ohio would be expanded to include any condition determined by a licensed physician to need treatment, under a new bill that would further expand the state's medicinal marijuana program. The measure would also...