Latest Medical marijuana News

Louisiana medical marijuana maker seeks room to grow

Jan. 20, 2020 2:33 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A medical marijuana company has big expansion plans for its Louisiana operations and is separately courting hemp farmers to support an upcoming launch into CBD products. Wellcana Group, one of only two companies approved in the state to produce medical marijuana, is scouting out...

Lawmakers meet to hear testimony on medical marijuana bill

Jan. 20, 2020 11:16 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill to undo a change to how medical marijuana dispensaries are regulated, to address a lawsuit by the governor. The House Judiciary Committee is meeting Tuesday to hear testimony on the legislation. A provision in the state budget approved...

FILE - This April 6, 2018, file photo shows the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal form legislators that emphasizes small business opportunities and ready access to pot for 80,000 current medical cannabis patients. Legalization for the first time enjoys the full throttled support of second-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who set up a volunteer commission last year to vet health and public safety concerns about recreational cannabis and on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, pitched the benefits of the pot economy to a gathering business leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Cities can't opt out of legal pot under new state proposal

Jan. 18, 2020 10:53 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal from legislators that stresses small business opportunities and ready access to pot for 80,000 current medical cannabis patients. Legalization for the...

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 poto, a billboard advertising medical marijuana is pictured along the Broadway Extension near Wilshire in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)

Oklahoma's GOP lawmakers want more medical pot regulations

Jan. 17, 2020 2:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some GOP lawmakers are taking steps to ban billboards that advertise medical marijuana, further limit where dispensaries can be located and make Oklahoma's medical pot program more transparent. Those lawmakers filed bills ahead of the Feb. 3 start of the legislative session, The...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo medical marijuana dispensary owner Chance Gilbert displays some of the marijuana he's grown at the Oklahoma Roots dispensary in Shawnee, Okla. Legislators in neighboring Kansas expect to have their most serious debate so far on legalizing marijuana for medical uses, partly because conservative Missouri and Oklahoma already have approved it. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy, File)

Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate

Jan. 17, 2020 1:42 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers expect to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana this year, fueling high hopes for advocates who have been stymied by the state's prohibitionist roots and Republican-controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has said she would sign a bill...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019 file photo, Joan Caleodis, of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, center, celebrates being one of the first patient sales of Ohio's Medical Marijuana program at Cresco Labs CY+ dispensary in Winterville, Ohio.  A year after Caleodis became the first person in Ohio to purchase state-sanctioned medical marijuana, she said she remains mostly satisfied with the program but looks forward to a day when prices for cannabis products drop. Caleodis, 56, said she spends around $300 a month at local dispensaries to buy patches along with dried flowers, cannabis oil that she vapes to help treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio reaches first year of state medical marijuana sales

Jan. 16, 2020 8:51 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A year after Joan Caleodis became the first person in Ohio to purchase state-sanctioned medical marijuana, she said she remains mostly satisfied with the program but looks forward to a day when prices for cannabis products drop. Caleodis, 56, of Martins Ferry in southeast Ohio, said she...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 15, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on building a technical center to serve the county: By now most eligible voters have likely decided where they stand on the Lee County School District’s proposed $15 million bond issue to construct a proposed career and...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 15, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Gadsden Times on developments with a long-awaited interstate extension project: With apologies to the Bard of Avon — and we’ll drop the part about the sweet fragrance — “What’s a road by any other name?” Local...

Illinois warns shops against stockpiling weed amid shortages

Jan. 14, 2020 2:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say they are investigating apparent violations of a rule intended to prevent marijuana shops statewide from stockpiling weed from a single cultivator while also reminding retailers that they are required by law to keep enough product on hand for medical patients. Just...

Campaign to legalize marijuana offers ballot initiatives

Jan. 14, 2020 1:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A campaign to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana use has submitted two proposed ballot initiatives for state review, the group “New Approach Montana” announced. The first ballot proposal would legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults in Montana, establish a...