Latest Medical marijuana News

Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes marijuana legalization bill

May. 24, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use, drawing the wrath of fellow Democrats who have fought for years to make weed legal. In vetoing the measure, Carney reiterated...

Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

May. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties. The federal...

Hemp grower in NC looks to medical marijuana’s future

May. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Wilson County’s only commercial hemp grower says if medical marijuana becomes legal in North Carolina, he will be a good candidate to grow it with the knowledge he has gained. Delmer Langley, owner of D.E.L. Hemp Farm, received a license to grow hemp from the...

Maine clarifies marijuana rules to try to aid medical users

May. 11, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has clarified some of its marijuana rulemaking procedures in a move supporters said would protect medical users and growers. The bill to clarify new rulemaking parameters for the state Office of Marijuana Policy went into effect late last month as an...

Armored car company settles suit over $1M pot sale seizures

May. 07, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Pennsylvania armored car company has settled its lawsuit that accused the San Bernardino County sheriff of illegally seizing over $1 million in cash it was transporting from medical marijuana businesses. The settlement for no financial compensation...

Beshear predicts leeway for some action on medical cannabis

May. 05, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear sounded increasingly confident Thursday that he will have the leeway to take "at least some executive action” to make medical marijuana legally accessible in Kentucky. It was the governor's strongest signal yet that he might singlehandedly...

Procedural ruling kills medical marijuana bill in SC House

May. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A seven-year fight to pass a medical marijuana bill may have abruptly ended Wednesday in South Carolina when a House leader ruled the proposal contains an unconstitutional tax increase and cannot be considered further. The decision shocked leaders in the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 04, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. April 30, 2022. Editorial: Amended minutes cloud governmental transparency The recent action of the Butte County Commission to slash a portion of its meeting minutes following the objection of a board member flies in the face of governmental...

Kentucky gov: New center won't slow medical cannabis review

Apr. 28, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday that a newly created cannabis research center won’t slow his review of whether he has the authority to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana — a decision that's likely to come this summer. The governor said he...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Apr. 28, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Frankort State Journal. April 26, 2022. Editorial: Time to celebrate the uniqueness that all Kentuckians have in common A week before “riders up” is called at Churchill Downs for the 148th Run for the Roses, Team Kentucky will be putting the now-closed road...