Latest Medical marijuana News

Alabama medical cannabis license dates to stay the same

Oct. 18, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama regulatory commission has plenty to do before people can apply for medical cannabis licenses, so it won’t push for a date that might allow sales next year, a commission official said. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission had said...

1st Black cannabis entrepreneurs expo coming to New Orleans

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peter Labat and his wife Venia are a bit bemused, but also excited, to be among a group of around 2,000 budding marijuana entrepreneurs slated to participate in the first ever Black CannaCon in late November at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ...

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Oct. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state's highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier...

Reeves: Work still happening on medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 12, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate changes in a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, including putting tight limits on how much of the medicine one person could buy. The...

Judge rejects state's residency rule for medical marijuana

Oct. 12, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Missouri’s requirement that a majority of the owners of companies that dispense, grow or manufacture marijuana must be state residents. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey last week issued a permanent injunction...

Ohio GOP lawmaker to introduce marijuana legalization bill

Oct. 12, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Recreational marijuana would be legalized in Ohio for adults 21 and older under Republican legislation coming in the Ohio House that would levy a 10% sales tax on the product, a lawmaker announced Tuesday. Ohio facilities currently producing and...

Medical marijuana grower widens operation to north Louisiana

Oct. 10, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s largest medical marijuana producer is adding a new growing operation in a Ruston warehouse to ready for the expansion of cannabis products in January. Good Day Farm, the medical marijuana grower licensed by Louisiana State University,...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 06, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 30, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers Trump Agency Heads Andy Gipson doesn’t want to have anything to do with Mississippi’s probable legalization of medical marijuana. The state’s agriculture...

Reeves: No date for legislative session on medical marijuana

Sep. 29, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday he is working with legislative leaders on details about how the state will pay for a proposed medical marijuana program. The Republican governor said he will call lawmakers to the Capitol for a special...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 29, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

The (McComb) Enterprise-Journal. Sept. 28, 2021. Editorial: Marijuana Bill Is An Improvement It’s often easy to criticize the Mississippi Legislature, which like any group of elected officials is composed of people with vastly differing...