September 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Whether it’s cancer or lupus, one group thinks medical marijuana is what the doctor should order. “I think Americans, Arkansans are starting to understand medical cannibas is real,” said Ryan Denham, deputy director of Initiative 7. “It’s safe, it’s effective and there’s no reason a doctor shouldn’t be able to recommend it to […]

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As Florida voters weigh their decision to create a state-regulated medical marijuana industry, an obvious question emerges: Where do doctors stand on pot? The answer is complicated. The medical establishment dismisses weed as scientifically untested, but some individual doctors are breaking ranks to back Amendment 2, the ballot question that will be decided Nov. 8. […]

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An effort to allow veterans to access medical marijuana in states where it’s legal died Wednesday night when Congress passed a spending bill without the provision included.  The Veterans Equal Access Amendment would have nullified a Department of Veterans Affairs standard that keeps its doctors from recommending medical cannabis as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, […]

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Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed into law a bill that seeks to close a legal loophole regarding the drug Spice by banning all versions of the synthetic cannabinoid.   The drug, which mimics the effects of marijuana, has been a growing concern in Los Angeles. In August, dozens of people on Skid Row were hospitalized allegedly by […]

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Bexley and New Albany could soon join more than a dozen Ohio municipalities banning or placing a temporary hold on medical-marijuana operations. Both suburbs recently introduced legislation to adopt moratoriums temporarily restricting the activity — New Albany on Sept. 20 and Bexley on Tuesday. The New Albany City Council could approve its ordinance as early […]

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By Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The state’s governor and lieutenant governor said Wednesday that legalizing Arkansas medical marijuana would hurt efforts to keep and attract businesses, as the two Republicans targeted a pair of ballot measures that they contend would prevent companies from maintaining drug-free workplaces. Definitive guide to marijuana […]

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As Florida voters weigh their decision to create a state-regulated medical marijuana industry, an obvious question emerges: Where do doctors stand on pot? The answer is complicated. The medical establishment dismisses weed as scientifically untested, but some individual doctors are breaking ranks to back Amendment 2, the ballot question that will be decided Nov. 8. […]

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A second company has asked to join the lawsuit against the Maryland Cannabis Commission, alleging that it too was unfairly denied a lucrative license to grow medical marijuana. Maryland Cultivation and Processing filed paperwork Wednesday to jointly sue the state commission with GTI Maryland. While the two companies were ranked initially among the 15 top […]

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In this April 20, 2016, file photo, Shane Kinoshita from San Francisco smokes marijuana in Golden Gate Park in the area unofficially known as “Hippy Hill” in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Haven Daley) The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) this week released its 2016 congressional scorecard on marijuana policy. Twenty U.S. representatives […]

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FacebookCharlo Greene went viral two years ago when she quit her reporting job on-air after advocating the legalization of marijuana. “Fuck it, I quit” she said, signing off for the last time. Greene, an Alaska native, moved from journalism to marijuana legalization advocacy. Voters approved a ballot measure that year to legalize marijuana, but now […]

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Today, the farm-to-table cannabis company established by friends in 2013 is breaking ground on a project that will double the size of its current retail operation, while greenhouses rise on Oregrown’s 84 acre organic farm in Tumalo. Hadar says Oregrown’s success is linked to its brand promise – the same promise that has made Oregon […]

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(KPIX 5) — On November 8th, Californians will decide whether to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. But with the latest Field poll showing Proposition 64 ahead by a two-to-one margin, there’s a growing concern about an unintended consequence – more cases of dogs digesting cannabis products. “Dogs can die from this. It is uncommon but it’s possible,” […]

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Recently, The Gazette took a look at medical marijuana from a patient-standpoint, exploring various motivations and experiences in medical marijuana use. This week, we pivot toward the business-side of things, speaking with two medical marijuana entrepreneurs about their business experiences and the state of the constantly changing industry. Cape Cod resident Jane Heatley of the […]

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