Latest Medical marijuana News

Virginia marijuana legalization timetable has many confused

Jun. 18, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's road to legalizing simple possession of marijuana has had some twists and turns, so it's not surprising that advocacy groups have been flooded with calls from people trying to understand exactly what will be allowed under state law as of July 1. ...

Medical marijuana patients in Minnesota seek gun rights

Jun. 18, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Staunch conservatives and advocates of legal marijuana have formed an unlikely alliance in Minnesota to pressure the Legislature to allow medical cannabis patients to own guns. The more than 35,000 patients in Minnesota's program can't own guns as...

Wyoming advocates hopeful about pot initiatives despite odds

Jun. 15, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Supporters of two new marijuana ballot petitions in Wyoming say they’re optimistic about getting pot questions before voters next year, especially with growing support from conservatives in the deep-red state. Even so, they face daunting odds because of the...

3 new conditions added to qualify for medical marijuana

Jun. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Medical Board approved petitions to make three new conditions eligible for patients to receive medical marijuana. Huntington’s disease, terminal illness and spasticity were added to the list of qualifying medical marijuana...

Parson replaces administrative judge who heard abortion case

Jun. 08, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has replaced the administrative law judge who ruled against the state health department in a significant abortion case. In 2020, Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi turned aside Missouri's effort to close the state's...

Louisiana Senate scraps sales tax idea, tries new road plan

Jun. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana senators Monday shelved their effort to renew a temporary state sales tax and instead unanimously backed a different tactic to steer millions of dollars more annually to roadwork that could create future budget gaps for health care, education and other...

Medical marijuana law changes get through Pennsylvania House

Jun. 07, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House on Monday approved a set of revisions to Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, seeking to make permanent some of the changes put in place temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives voted 164 to 38 for the...

South Dakota lawmakers reject school rules for medical pot

Jun. 07, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Monday rejected rules proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem's administration that would have set parameters for students who need to use medical marijuana at school. A legislative committee sent the rules back to the Department...

Gov supports 'will of voters' on issue of medical marijuana

Jun. 07, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one that voters approved. “I support the will of the voters. ... I think we will have a...

Applications sought for medical marijuana advisory board

Jun. 05, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is accepting applications for the state's Medical Marijuana Advisory Board after changes to the panel’s membership by the 2021 Legislature. The Bismarck Tribune reports the deadline to apply is June 30. Current board members’ terms...