CENTRAL FLORIDA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use has until next Monday to finalize medical marijuana rules now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill into law. The law allowing the sale of full-strength medical cannabis under Amendment 2 takes effect Oct. 3. Hernando Bongionni drove from Miami to […]

Topicals, oils, edibles and vaping would be allowed, but no use of medical marijuana could occur in public view. Some of the qualifying illnesses included in the proposed law include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and autism. Madsen, who is preparing to move abroad, attended the conference and said he […]

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania health officials are defending their decision to award a coveted medical marijuana grower’s permit to a firm whose affiliate in Minnesota had two former executives charged this year with smuggling a half-million dollars worth of the drug across state lines. Pennsylvania Medical Supply in Scranton was one of only 12 companies to […]

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, analyzed insurance claims for vehicle collisions filed between January 2012 and October 2016. The IIHS […]

UPDATE, 6/26/2017: BOSTON (AP) — A six-member Massachusetts House and Senate conference committee has begun work behind closed doors trying to hammer out a compromise bill making changes to the recreational marijuana law. The two chambers last week approved separate bills aimed at overhauling the voter-approved law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts. […]

Aubrey Plaza wants to be a weed nun. So she declares in a recent video which sees her toking up with the Sisters of the Valley, better known as the “Weed Nuns,” in promotion of her upcoming film The Little Hours. The video is part of Cut’s “Strange Buds” series, which pairs unlikely smoking partners […]

Ten more medical marijuana treatment centers can open by October 3rd and people with a handful of chronic and life-threatening diseases can get access to the drug under a law just signed by Governor Rick Scott. People with epilepsy, cancer and terminal conditions already had access to marijuana under laws Scott signed in 2014 and […]

A man smokes a marijuana joint at a party celebrating weed April 20, 2016, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP) Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for […]

LAS VEGAS(KTNV) – Despite a pending legal challenge, recreational marijuana sales are on track to begin July 1.  The Nevada Department of Taxation plans to issue recreational retail licenses this week, according to spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein.  Some of the approved retailers include medical marijuana dispensaries already operating in Las Vegas, like Sahara Wellness.  Business partner […]