Latest Medical marijuana News

2 years in, Utah’s cannabis program has accessibility issues

Jan. 16, 2022 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Since 2020, the state’s medical cannabis program has seen substantial growth. An annual report last year found that the number of active cardholders more than tripled, and pharmacies in the state more than doubled. But despite the expansion of the program,...

Medical marijuana advances with Mississippi senate vote

Jan. 13, 2022 17:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work. One lawmaker started the debate by quoting Bob Dylan's “Everybody Must Get Stoned." It was a double reference to...

Medical marijuana proposal moves to Mississippi Senate

Jan. 12, 2022 18:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill to create a medical marijuana program is headed for debate in the Mississippi Senate in coming days. Senate Bill 2095 passed the Senate Public Health Committee on Wednesday. It would allow a person with a marijuana prescription to obtain up to 3.5 grams...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 12, 2022 16:07 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Be Deliberate With Charter Schools A legislative watchdog group that analyzes the performance of state agencies recently released a report about the funding of charter schools in Mississippi and the board that...

Agenda in Pierre: Marijuana, federal windfall, social issues

Jan. 10, 2022 07:43 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's rapid-fire legislative session kicks off Tuesday with lawmakers prepared to debate legalizing marijuana, how to spend nearly $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief and what to do with a spate of bills touching on some of the nation's most incendiary...

Marijuana advocates at work for Wyoming 2024 initiatives

Jan. 09, 2022 10:12 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two people bundled for the winter winds hurry into the neon green-walled back office of Platte Hemp, tossing thick paper packets into an open safe in the corner before rushing back out again. They’re going to The Fort Saloon next on this Wednesday afternoon, then they’ll...

Lots of money to spend as SC lawmakers start 2022 session

Jan. 08, 2022 08:56 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers return to Columbia on Tuesday with a lot of money to spend. The booming economy is adding about $1 billion in taxes likely to continue to be collected yearly to the nearly $11 billion budget the Legislature controls. ...

1st recreational marijuana sales in Montana top $1.5 million

Jan. 05, 2022 18:23 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — During the first weekend of legal recreational marijuana sales in Montana, customers purchased more than $1.5 million in products, the Department of Revenue said. The 20% sales tax raised over $313,000 in revenue for the state. Another $443,000...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 05, 2022 13:31 PM EST

The Greenwood Commonwealth. Jan. 4, 2022. Editorial: Spend with view to long term Mississippi lawmakers should be very busy for the next three months. The 2022 legislative session, which begins Tuesday, is about as jam-packed with significant — or significantly...

New Hampshire lawmakers fail to override vetoes

Jan. 05, 2022 11:03 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers failed by mostly large margins Wednesday to override any of the six vetoes issued by Gov. Chris Sununu last year. Overturning a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both bodies, but in most cases, the House couldn't get even close to a...