Medical Marijuana

In what could potentially be the newest front in the Obama administration’s multiple front war on medical marijuana, major credit card companies will no longer accept transactions from medical marijuana dispensaries, according to SF Weekly. Merchant services providers – the intermediaries between retailers and credit card companies who process customers’ payments — began informing their medical […]

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around this item, but here we go… Several British researchers claim that cannabis — fondly known for inducing intense cravings for everything from Hot Pockets to Doritos to Taco Bell — might actually have appetite suppressant qualities, and could even be used to treat obesity. For reals… So […]

Story Comments 02 ‘); $(“#content-tool-box-“+tool_name).jqm({trigger:this,overlay:20}); } }); }); HELENA – The number of registered medical marijuana users in Montana is leveling out after last year’s restrictive law passed by the Legislature caused a steep drop in cardholders and providers. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports there were 8,681 registered users in the […]

Alex Jul 8th, 2012 at 10:15 pm *This is the original sentence: “Let me boil down the medical marijuana controversy into a single sentence: instead of helping people with serious medical conditions, medical marijuana is an excuse for people with dubious ailments to get high.” — That’s unclear. What I had meant to write was […]

The increased enforcement efforts to regulate the medical marijuana industry did not come on orders from the Justice Department in Washington, said U.S. Attorney for California’s Eastern District Benjamin Wagner this week. Benjamin Wagner (DOJ) “The response by U.S. Attorneys in California and in other medical marijuana states has been prompted by our analysis of […]

By ROGER ALFORD   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville lawmaker unveiled long-shot legislation Thursday to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Kentucky, a state where police mount huge campaigns each year to cut and burn clandestine pot crops. Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, said he wanted to get an early start promoting the legislation to […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Under a little-known practice, Oregon social service officials are allowing certain food stamp applicants to deduct medical marijuana costs from their income when qualifying for benefits. Only elderly or permanently disabled Oregonians who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance may file for the deduction, according to the Oregonian. The Oregon deduction […]

2 new medical marijuana collectives opening soon in Greenwood July 6th, 2012 · 15 Comments Two more medical marijuana clinics will be opening soon in Greenwood. Collective Health, in the former Emma Jean’s Consignment space at 8554-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N., hopes to open by July 15. Collective Health is still remodeling the former Emma Jean’s […]

By Nigel Duara Associated Press OREGON-IDAHO BORDER — Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the crooked grin drove out of Oregon, making a break for home. But he was soon glancing at his rearview mirror as it filled with blue […]

Though Kentucky has a rep as one of the most anti-marijuana states in the country, one of the commonwealth’s senators has submitted a prescription pot bill to the legislature for consideration, according to The Associated Press. Perry Clark, a Democrat state senator from Louisville, told reporters that he wanted to start boosting the proposed measure […]

Story Comments 05 ‘); $(“#content-tool-box-“+tool_name).jqm({trigger:this,overlay:20}); } }); }); More on this topic Background and the latest updates Medical marijuana » ON THE OREGON-IDAHO BORDER — Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the crooked grin drove out of Oregon, making a break […]

LITTLE ROCK — Supporters of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas have turned in petitions to try to get on the November ballot, while other measures are waiting until the deadline to submit their signatures. Arkansans for Compassionate Care submitted 11,000 pages petitions Thursday that they say have 67,885 signatures. The secretary of […]