Latest Medical marijuana News

Rapid City establishes rules for medical marijuana sellers

Sep. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Council has approved an ordinance which establishes rules for medical marijuana dispensaries in the community. The rules go into effect Oct. 2 after legal publication following the council's 8-1 voted Monday night. The ordinance...

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday. Elected treasurer in...

South Dakota lawmakers reject a handful of medical pot rules

Sep. 13, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Monday rejected a handful of rules proposals governing medical marijuana from Gov. Kristi Noem's administration but approved the bulk of the program. The Legislature's Rules Review Committee, which is responsible for...

Woman pleads guilty to role in pot delivery business

Sep. 13, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who worked for an unlicensed marijuana delivery company that had millions of dollars in revenue has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said Monday. Tatiana Fridkes, who also goes by the name Sonya, 34, of Boston, was sentenced...

Last-minute cannabis license prompts calls for investigation

Sep. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials in late June briefly opened a window to submit applications for lucrative licenses for pot production and then approved the only application received, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The Health Department's handling of...

Cannabis Commission wants plants next year, hires director

Sep. 11, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will ask state lawmakers to revise the state's medical marijuana law in order to get plants in the ground next year and make the products available to patients sooner, Al.com reported. The commission also...

Sioux Falls caps medical marijuana retail licenses at five

Sep. 08, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council has capped the number of retail stores that can sell medical marijuana at five. The council on Tuesday night signed off on a proposal coming from Mayor Paul TenHaken’s office. But, council members halved the...

South Dakota lawmakers push to outlaw homegrown medical pot

Sep. 01, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers looking to remake the state's voter-passed medical marijuana law previewed a coming battle in the Legislature Wednesday as they recommended outlawing growing medical marijuana in homes and allowing local governments to prohibit dispensaries. ...

Effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio clears another hurdle

Aug. 30, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort to legalize marijuana use and sales in Ohio has cleared another hurdle on the path to getting the proposal submitted to the Legislature. The Ohio Ballot Board, a panel of legislative appointees led by Secretary of State Frank LaRose,...

South Dakota residents still can't buy legalized marijuana

Aug. 28, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bill Stocker is not your typical marijuana reform advocate—he’s retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Sioux Falls police department. “I have 37 years in uniform, and I am a disabled veteran,” Stocker says. You...