Latest Medical marijuana News

Mormon leader: We didn’t leave Boy Scouts, they left us

Nov. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church. “The reality there is we didn’t really leave...

New Mexico sizes up potential of recreational pot market

Nov. 13, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of legislators delved into the uncertain market economics of legalizing recreational marijuana and thorny concerns about public health on Wednesday, in a prelude to a rapid-fire legislative session that could open the doors to recreational cannabis in New Mexico. A...

Florida editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Nov. 13 The Ledger of Lakeland on funding affordable housing: Various agencies throughout Polk County are working hard to try to fend off the potential for rising homelessness - something all of us should want. One critical, self-evident aspect of preventing problems...

Pennsylvania medical pot sales top $500M in first 2 years

Nov. 13, 2019 12:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program has passed a half-billion dollars in sales since it began dispensing the drug nearly two years ago. John Collins, director of the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana, said at an advisory board meeting Wednesday that about 147,000...

Commission's order supports ban on marijuana vaping products

Nov. 12, 2019 7:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The state's four-month ban on marijuana oil vaping products will remain in place after the state's Cannabis Control Commission issued a quarantine order Tuesday. The order targets vape pens, vape cartridges, aerosol products, and inhalers that use oil-based vaping materials. It doesn't apply...

Georgia officials seed medical marijuana commission

Nov. 12, 2019 4:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials have made appointments to the state medical marijuana commission, a key step toward implementing a law designed to increase patient access. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston announced seven appointments Tuesday. They include...

Lawmakers seek to dismiss governor's suit over marijuana law

Nov. 10, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are asking a judge to dismiss Gov. Gina Raimondo's challenge to a new medical marijuana and hemp law. The Democratic governor wants the state Superior Court to block legislation giving lawmakers the right to veto regulations imposed on the industry. The...

Missourians compete with out-of-state marijuana businesses

Nov. 10, 2019 12:08 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missouri business owners looking to profit from the state's burgeoning marijuana industry worry that they'll lose out to established out-of-state organizations that have been aggressive in applying to process or sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Nearly 700 groups filed a total of...

Wisconsin residents using medical cannabis amid restrictions

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn's disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer. "It's because my body has been suppressed for so long, it can't fight it (cancer)," the Wisconsin resident said. Patty, who...

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes in cash, a move that industry advocates say could shut out small businesses from the field. Missouri voters in 2018 made medical marijuana legal but sales are still prohibited under federal law....