Latest Medical marijuana News

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

Jun. 29, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal...

Newly created medical marijuana panel holds first meeting

Jun. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A newly appointed medical marijuana advisory team formed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear met for the first time on Monday. The agenda for the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting included an overview of the panel's responsibilities and a...

2 Oklahoma attorneys charged in medical marijuana scheme

Jun. 16, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma attorneys were charged Thursday in an alleged medical marijuana scheme that allowed out-of-state growers to skirt the state's law requiring marijuana businesses to be at least 75% owned by state residents. Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 14, 2022. Editorial: Conduct an independent review of New York’s COVID-19 response As New York officials prepare to put together a report on the state’s COVID-19 response, a coalition of good-government groups is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. June 14, 2022. Editorial: LCSD playing with fire in its proposed medical marijuana policy From the moment the Mississippi Legislature passed a law to create a medical marijuana program in January, it was inevitable that litigation would follow. ...

Brazil court approves home grown cannabis for medical use

Jun. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A top court in Brazil on Tuesday authorized three patients to grow cannabis for medical treatment, a decision that is likely to be applied nationwide in similar cases. A five-judge panel of the country’s Superior Court of Justice unanimously agreed that...

Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

Jun. 14, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge in Nebraska removed a major obstacle for activists who want to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot campaign, ruling that petition circulators no longer have to gather signatures from at least 5% of voters in 38 or more counties. U.S. District...

Governor names 17 to medical marijuana advisory panel

Jun. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear named 17 people on Tuesday to serve on a medical marijuana advisory team that he formed by an executive order. Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Ray Perry will serve as...

Bills signed by NC governor address arson, drugs, insurance

Jun. 14, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three bills into law Tuesday, including one that increases arson punishments and another that supporters say will get federally approved medicines that contain marijuana or its active ingredient quicker to those who need them. ...

Plant giveaway promotes Thailand's medical marijuana sector

Jun. 10, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s health minister kicked off a marijuana giveaway Friday, handing out the first 100 seedlings of a planned distribution of 1 million plants a day after the country legalized cultivation and possession of the drug. Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who...