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Ohio medical marijuana law allows limited possession, use on Sept. 8, but doesn’t say where people can get it

Ohio medical marijuana law allows limited possession, use on Sept. 8, but doesn’t say where people can get it

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Ohio’s medical marijuana law takes effect Sept. 8, people can possess and use the drug without going to jail. But the new law doesn’t specify where people can get marijuana. Lawmakers have said that until the state’s dispensaries are set up, residents can travel to Michigan or another legal state and bring marijuana back. But legal […]

June 30, 2016 · 0 comments · News
L.A. County extends ban on medical marijuana cultivation, distribution in unincorporated areas

L.A. County extends ban on medical marijuana cultivation, distribution in unincorporated areas

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend by one year a temporary ban on medical marijuana cultivation and distribution in unincorporated areas. The vote came ahead of a possible statewide vote to legalize recreational marijuana and over the objections of medical marijuana patients and growers. The county put in place an initial 45-day ban earlier this year and then extended […]

June 29, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Growing medical marijuana could mean big business in Maryland. Here’s who wants in.

Growing medical marijuana could mean big business in Maryland. Here’s who wants in.

The people lining up to profit from Maryland’s legal medical-marijuana market include former sheriffs and state lawmakers, wealthy business executives and well-connected political donors, according to previously undisclosed public records obtained by The Washington Post. Nearly 150 businesses are competing for up to 15 cultivation licenses that will be awarded starting this summer, the first footholds in an emerging industry […]

June 27, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Mexico Will Not Legalize Medical Marijuana Anytime Soon

Mexico Will Not Legalize Medical Marijuana Anytime Soon

Although Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto seemed hell-bent on legalizing medical marijuana earlier this year, a recent report from Vice News suggests that all of the noise surrounding the possibility of major drug reforms in a nation, which is plagued by some of the most vicious cartel activity in the world, may have simply been herky-jerky politics that could end […]

June 24, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research

Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Orrin Hatch unveiled a bipartisan bill this week that would allow researchers to study the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana. Hatch introduced the legislation along with Sen. Chris Coons, a Republican from Delaware, and two Democratic senators — Sen. Brian Schatz from Hawaii and Sen. Thom Tillis from North Carolina. In a statement, Hatch […]

June 23, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Firm sees growth potential in medical marijuana market

Firm sees growth potential in medical marijuana market

PITTSBURGH (AP) – From the start, Lalit Chordia wants this to be clear: His manufacturing outfit in O’Hara is not a medical marijuana company. It just happens that a high-pressure extraction method long mastered by Thar Process Inc. works wonders in producing treatments from the plant – namely pills, Chordia said. Now that Pennsylvania has approved medical marijuana in limited […]

June 22, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana expo planned for southern New Mexico

Medical marijuana expo planned for southern New Mexico

AS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An expo in southern New Mexico aims to help marijuana producers and lawmakers improve the state’s growing medical marijuana industry. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/Khc1LR) the use of medical marijuana will be featured at the 2016 Southern New Mexico Cannabis Expo at Hotel Encanto this weekend in Las Cruces. Expo leaders expect to educate […]

June 21, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Some Texas legislators ready for more medical marijuana use

Some Texas legislators ready for more medical marijuana use

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas legislators would like to see more allowable uses for medical marijuana by expanding a law approved in 2015. The law lets patients with a rare form of epilepsy be legally treated with cannabidiol, or CBD, the Austin American-Statesman reported (http://atxne.ws/1UVXxm7 ). The Texas Department of Public Safety has not yet completed the process to […]

June 20, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Getting serious about growing weed

Getting serious about growing weed

Peter B. Gustis has staked his claim on Pennsylvania’s estimated half-billion-dollar medical marijuana industry in a vacant factory building in Reading. Gustis, a real estate broker from West Reading, received applause and cheers when he announced his intentions at a recent City Council meeting.Gustis said he has been researching medical marijuana for three years. With the passage of Pennsylvania’s medical […]

June 20, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical Marijuana Trade Association Issues Statement on Council Action

Medical Marijuana Trade Association Issues Statement on Council Action

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UCBA Trade Association (UCBA), the trade association of compliant medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally within the City of Los Angeles, issued a statement regarding a motion scheduled to be heard tomorrow in the Los Angeles City Council. The motion by Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmembers Koretz, Martinez, Price, et al. would increase […]

June 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Press, Stocks