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Retail Marijuana Could Hurt Medical Marijuana

Retail Marijuana Could Hurt Medical Marijuana

Could recreational marijuana hurt the medical marijuana community? A new report from GreenWave Advisors believes that legalized retail marijuana will disrupt the emerging medical sector. In states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, medical marijuana patient counts have dropped. It was long suspected that many people who just wanted to smoke pot claimed a medical condition such as chronic pain […]

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Six-month medical marijuana moratorium approved for Tallmadge

Six-month medical marijuana moratorium approved for Tallmadge

Tallmadge — By unanimous vote of City Council Sept. 22, Tallmadge joined other Ohio cities that will spend the next months evaluating whether to prohibit or limit medical marijuana businesses here. A Tallmadge father and son spoke favorably of the city’s proposed six-month moratorium on marijuana at a public hearing Sept. 22; no one voiced opposition against it. City Council […]

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Backers fight to get medical marijuana on Missouri ballot

Backers fight to get medical marijuana on Missouri ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – An attorney for supporters of a proposal to allow medical marijuana in Missouri told a judge Monday that enough registered voters signed petitions for it to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot and that local elections boards wrongly tossed out thousands of signatures. Attorney Loretta Haggard told Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green that […]

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · News
How Medical Marijuana Could Save Heroin Addicts

How Medical Marijuana Could Save Heroin Addicts

In the September issue of Esquire, author Don Winslow declared, “The heroin epidemic was caused by the legalization of marijuana.” He makes a strong case, tracing the rise of heroin use in white, suburban America through the twisted drug cartel dramas in Mexico. But what if, and this may be a stretch, the heroin epidemic could also be solved by […]

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Legislature poised to approve medical marijuana regulations

Legislature poised to approve medical marijuana regulations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a new regulatory structure for medical marijuana. Voters legalized the drug for medical use in 2008. But there have been conflicts in the courts, particularly over the legality of dispensaries where patients can buy the drug and whether non-smokable forms are legal. Legislation up for a vote […]

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Legalise medical marijuana, say MPs

Legalise medical marijuana, say MPs

Cannabis should be legalised in the UK for medical use, according to a major inquiry by MPs and peers. A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Reform has concluded that the current refusal to recognise the medical value of cannabis is “irrational”, and called for an end to the de facto criminalisation of hundreds of thousands of people […]

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Arkansas Ballot Will Offer a New Test for Medical Marijuana

Arkansas Ballot Will Offer a New Test for Medical Marijuana

Republicans control all of Arkansas’ statewide offices, hold a majority in both chambers of the Legislature and are nearly assured of winning the state’s six electoral votes in the presidential election. But this deeply red state could be on the verge of an unusually liberal move: legalizing marijuana for people who suffer from a host of medical ailments. The fall […]

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Applicants sought for Ohio medical marijuana panel

Applicants sought for Ohio medical marijuana panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s House speaker is seeking applicants for two appointments he’ll make to a panel overseeing the implementation of the state’s medical marijuana law. Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger of Clarksville is required to appoint two panel members – one who represents patients and another who represents people involved in mental health treatment. The Medical Marijuana Advisory […]

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana patients face long drives, high prices

Medical marijuana patients face long drives, high prices

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Patients who use medical marijuana in the state of Delaware say they still struggle to gain access to the drug legally and pay exorbitant prices when they do. The Wilmington News-Journal reported Sunday (http://delonline.us/2bWJgEp) that many people must drive hours to buy the drug from a legal dispensary. Some people purchase marijuana from drug dealers in […]

September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical Marijuana and the Right to Bear Arms

Medical Marijuana and the Right to Bear Arms

Even in states where medical marijuana is legal, a ruling in the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that illegal drug users (a group, the feds maintain, that still includes weed smokers) cannot legally purchase a firearm. Banning gun sales among tokers doesn’t violate the Second Amendment, the federal appeals court ruled. Wednesday’s 3–0 ruling applies to nine […]

September 5, 2016 · 0 comments · News