Latest Medical marijuana News

Armed guards a fixture outside pot farm before 4 were slain

Nov. 23, 2022 16:49 PM EST

Armed guards were a fixture outside the marijuana growing operation in rural Oklahoma where four people were slain execution-style. The mail carrier "was met with guns pretty much all the time,” Jack Quirk, the owner of the local paper, All About Hennessey, told The Associated...

Oklahoma police: Suspect nabbed in killings of 4 at pot farm

Nov. 22, 2022 21:43 PM EST

The suspect in the weekend killings of four people at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested in the afternoon by officers in South Florida, police announced late Tuesday. Wu Chen was taken into custody without incident just before 4 p.m. Central time by Miami Beach police and...

Thai marijuana boosters rally to keep drug decriminalized

Nov. 22, 2022 10:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with marijuana motifs and handling out samples, around 200 backers of Thailand’s liberalized marijuana regulations rallied Tuesday at Government House in Bangkok to protest the possible rollback of the drug's recent decriminalization. ...

EU top court sides with Russian patient needing cannabis

Nov. 22, 2022 06:58 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court on Tuesday backed a Russian who is seeking to stay in the Netherlands because he needs a medicinal cannabis treatment which is unavailable in his home country. The Court of Justice said the man should not be sent back home even though...

New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries

Nov. 21, 2022 16:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York issued its first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana. The licenses approved by the state's Cannabis Control Board were the first of 175 the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Texas medical marijuana program is a buzzkill It falls far short of potential to help Texans Nearly eight years after Texas first legalized medical marijuana, the state-run program remains plagued...

Beshear defends legality of his action on medical marijuana

Nov. 17, 2022 15:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear expressed confidence Thursday that he's on solid legal ground in allowing Kentuckians with debilitating conditions to legally possess medical marijuana, calling it a viable alternative to addictive medications in a state ravaged by the opioid crisis. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Nov. 17, 2022 14:59 PM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 14, 2022. Editorial: IM27 Loses This Time, But Problems Remain Perhaps it only seemed like a little trolling last week when, on the day after South Dakota’s recreational marijuana measure, Initiated Measure 27 (IM27), was...

Maine backtracks on guidance for medical marijuana sales

Nov. 17, 2022 14:14 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is backing down from some of its guidance for the medical marijuana industry by allowing the sale of pre-rolled products to resume. The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy last month banned medical marijuana caregivers without a storefront from providing...

Kentucky governor relaxes ban on medical marijuana

Nov. 15, 2022 19:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear took action Tuesday to allow Kentuckians suffering from debilitating conditions to legally possess small amounts of medical marijuana properly purchased in another state. The Democratic governor signed an executive order to relax the state's...