Medical Marijuana

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 […]

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 […]

The state of cannabis in Kansas is currently clear. For either medical or recreational purposes, it is illegal. But for how long Kansas holds to its strict policy is yet to be seen. The Marijuana Policy Project reports that Kansas is one of two remaining states with no existing medical marijuana laws, the only other […]

Scott(Photo: Mark Wilson) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last year. Amendment 2, approved by 71 percent of the voters in November, took effect on Jan. 3 and required that laws had to be in place by July 3 for how patients can qualify and receive the drug. […]

By Ted GriggsThe Advocate (Baton Rouge) The LSU AgCenter is betting the future of its medical marijuana business on a small Las Vegas company’s ability to raise the cash needed for a plant growing and processing center.  GB Sciences Inc., selected this month from among seven proposals, plans to invest up to $6.5 million over […]

The state Department of Health is boosting New York’s medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. Effective immediately, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can register online and certify patients the same day. Officials say that will help streamline and simplify the registration process for medical professionals. The Health Department also has approved the addition […]

HARRISBURG (CBS) — Governor Wolf says he’s convinced the process for selecting medical marijuana grower/processors was fair. The governor was asked to comment about the fact that a firm headed by his former policy aide was awarded one of twelve permits issued this past week. Pennsylvania Names First Recipients Of Medical Marijuana Permits Two firms that […]

By Ted GriggsThe Advocate (Baton Rouge) The LSU AgCenter is betting the future of its medical marijuana business on a small Las Vegas company’s ability to raise the cash needed for a plant growing and processing center.  GB Sciences Inc., selected this month from among seven proposals, plans to invest up to $6.5 million over […]