An organization backing one of three competing medical marijuana initiatives in Missouri has continued to bring in large contributions despite the origins of most of the haul being kept secret. The Missourians for Patient Care campaign committee raised $530,000 in monetary contributions between April and July, about $505,000 of which was funneled from a nonprofit […]

Lebanon wants a piece of the red-hot global cannabis market. The Middle Eastern nation is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical use in an effort to boost its troubled economy, Lebanon’s House Speaker told US ambassador Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday, according to the country’s official news agency. The move comes after a report from […]

In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Since, both supporters and opponents of legalization have closely tracked the consequences as other states begin to reconsider their approach to drug enforcement. Now, a new study shows that legalization has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police […]

By Catholic News Service • Posted July 20, 2018 The following unsigned editorial appeared in the July 4 issue of The Catholic Register, the Toronto-based national Catholic Canadian newspaper. *** Canada’s bishops typically are cautious when passing comment on public policy. So they grabbed our attention when, in the first paragraph of a recent press […]

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SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Welcome to Harmony Dispensary, the latest facility to offer medical marijuana in New Jersey. CBS2’s Meg Baker took an exclusive tour Friday in Secaucus. CEO Shaya Brodchandel has a pharmaceutical background. He brought Baker behind-the-scenes into the flowering room, where they suited up in sterile white jumpsuits and sunglasses to protect their […]

It was a popular tool while it lasted, but the system that automatically tracked medical marijuana use for dispensaries and consumers in real time has been temporarily turned off. “The system was just overwhelmed,” said Jennifer White, spokeswoman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. To insure the consumers remain below their legal allotments, dispensaries now […]

(This story has been updated from an earlier version to reflect that Surterra Wellness has permission to resume processing at two facilities.) One of Florida’s largest medical marijuana businesses received permission Friday to resume operations at two processing facilities after passing state-mandated food-safety inspections, according to company officials and state documents. Surterra Wellness, which has eight […]

Updated 12 hours ago Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in calling Thursday for state leaders to legalize marijuana for recreational use, saying it could create a $1.7 billion industry that would generate more than $500 million in annual tax revenue. Peduto and DePasquale said legalizing recreational pot also would eliminate […]