Latest Medical marijuana News

Medical marijuana petition drive running strong in Nebraska

Jul. 21, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organizers of a petition drive to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska say they're hitting their early signature goals with help from an all-volunteer network, but opponents are mobilizing to fight the measure if it appears on the 2020 ballot. Volunteers have already gathered more...

Marijuana group still aiming for 2020 Mississippi ballot

Jul. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A group petitioning to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi says it needs about 28,700 more signatures to put the initiative on the November 2020 ballot. Jamie Grantham is communications director for Medical Marijuana 2020. She said organizers have gathered more than 86,000...

Utah picks 8 growers for medical marijuana program

Jul. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah chose eight companies Friday to legally grow medical marijuana for the first time in the conservative state, though the decision to award a smaller number of licenses raised concerns among advocates about whether supply would be robust enough. Although the new law allows Utah to...

CBD oil with THC in Kansas stores, but legality is confusing

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — They're here in Kansas. CBD products with a bit of that oh-so-taboo THC in them. To vape, to put under your tongue. Some retailers argue those products became legal on July 1 because of tweaks to state regulation of cannabis-related substances in a bill supporting the state's fledgling...

Medical cannabis patients in Hawaii offered 2-year renewal

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii residents have been offered two-year renewals of their medical cannabis certification cards. The Maui News reported Wednesday that the Hawaii Department of Health will allow the renewals beginning Thursday. Officials say current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their...

73 apply for 24 licenses to sell medical pot in Kansas City

Jul. 17, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Most people who have applied to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area won't be granted licenses this year. The Kansas City Star reports that the director of Missouri's new medical marijuana program Lyndall Fraker says the Kansas City-area congressional district will get 24...

Enrollment increase for New Mexico medical pot program

Jul. 16, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Patient enrollment in the state's medical marijuana program has increased by nearly 10% since the start of the year. Medical marijuana provider Ultra Health on Monday highlighted growth in the market for medical cannabis as the state overhauls cultivation limits, in a statement. The...

Utah delays deadline to award medical cannabis licenses

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Applicants vying for a handful of licenses to grow Utah's medical marijuana will have to wait longer than expected to find out who has been selected. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Saturday that they are delaying the announcement of who will grow the state's...

Troy business becomes a global leader in hemp extraction

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nick Tennant spent eight months hunched over his dining room table learning how to assemble steel parts into a machine he saw as the future of the marijuana industry. The first trial run produced exactly what the young entrepreneur wanted: lustrous gold CBD oil. It's been seven years, and...

Sununu signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

Jul. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill establishing an annulment process for those convicted of possessing up to three-quarters of an...