Latest Medical marijuana News

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....

Alabama medical cannabis group begins drafting bill

Nov. 8, 2019 10:15 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama commission considering laws about medical marijuana met at the State House to discuss the draft of a medical marijuana bill that'll be introduced to the Legislature next year. News outlets report the Medical Marijuana Study Commission met Thursday, the last time they'll...

Judge: Medical marijuana products exempt from vaping ban

Nov. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge says the state's ban on the sale of vaping products can't be enforced on medical marijuana products. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled Tuesday that marijuana card holders seeking to purchase marijuana vaping products should be exempt from the four-month...

Despite new law, no pot in Chicago public housing

Nov. 5, 2019 12:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Public housing residents in Chicago are being told they can't smoke marijuana at home, even as pot turns legal in Illinois on Jan. 1. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Housing Authority began sending notices last week. The agency says it can terminate public aid if anyone is...

Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

Nov. 4, 2019 8:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain. Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot...

South Dakota groups file petitions to legalize marijuana

Nov. 4, 2019 4:53 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota groups submitted separate signed petitions Monday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Monday was the deadline for submitting signatures to the South Dakota secretary of state's office for measures...

Fees reduced, eliminated for medical marijuana users

Nov. 4, 2019 7:31 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is lowering or eliminating fees assessed on people who register to use marijuana for medical reasons. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced last week that new rules are in effect. The application fee for a two-year registry card is now $40, down from $60. A...