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New Hampshire’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

New Hampshire’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open after receiving its registration certificate. Department of Health and Human Services officials say Sanctuary Alternative Treatment Center in Plymouth will open on Saturday. Authorities say it’s the first ATC in the Granite State to begin dispensing therapeutic cannabis to qualifying patients and caregivers. New Hampshire’s law […]

May 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Stocks
Hopes dim for medical marijuana in Iowa

Hopes dim for medical marijuana in Iowa

The clock is ticking for ailing Iowans who want the state Legislature to expand access to medical marijuana, and they may be running out of time. Activists for medical cannabis issued an 11th-hour plea for help on Tuesday, just one day after theIowa House defeated a Republican-backed bill aimed at accessing marijuana oil in Minnesota and other states and bringing it back to Iowa. But two key Republican lawmakers signaled it may be too late to […]

April 27, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana: How it works

Medical marijuana: How it works

For patients who have been buying marijuana illegally to relieve pain, improve appetite and alleviate other symptoms, it’s been a long wait to come out of the shadows. Lawmakers passed a therapeutic cannabis bill in June 2013, and Gov. Maggie Hassan signed it into law effective that July. Since then, state health officials have had to create a program from […]

April 25, 2016 · 0 comments · News
WILL MEXICO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

WILL MEXICO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday he is open to the legalization of medical marijuana in Mexico and that his government would announce new measures in the coming days. “I am giving voice to those who have (in public forums) expressed the necessity of changing the regulatory framework to authorize the use of marijuana […]

April 20, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana may be Pa.’s next big business

Medical marijuana may be Pa.’s next big business

Medical marijuana might seem like a cottage industry, but with Pennsylvania the nation’s sixth-largest potential market, it’s more likely to be big business. Think guys in suits, or maybe lab coats, not dreadlocks and striped baja hoodies. “I’ve heard estimates that the investment has to be $5 million to $10 million to be a grower-processor,” said Dan Clearfield, a Harrisburg […]

April 18, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Ohio lawmakers plan to unveil medical marijuana proposal

Ohio lawmakers plan to unveil medical marijuana proposal

The Ohio House is expected to roll out a medical marijuana proposal today, while the Senate also is winding down its examination of the issue as the two chambers consider action ahead of a potential ballot issue this November. “I think this is going to be a joint effort,” said Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville. The House and Senate have used […]

April 13, 2016 · 0 comments · News, Press
Revised medical marijuana manual lists many adverse effects

Revised medical marijuana manual lists many adverse effects

Health Canada has significantly expanded its medical marijuana manual for health-care professionals, adding major new sections about the potential adverse effects on the teenaged brain and driving safety. The document is much larger than the previous 2013 edition, and responds to doctors’ complaints about having too little information on the medical science even as they’re being asked to authorize marijuana for […]

April 12, 2016 · 0 comments · News, Press
Lawmakers should back medical marijuana bill

Lawmakers should back medical marijuana bill

Nearly half of the states have approved the medical use of marijuana, as prescribed by a physician, recognizing its therapeutic value for patients with long term pain from cancer, seizures, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and other ailments. Not South Carolina, though. Not yet. Members of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday expressed their sympathy for those South Carolinians who […]

April 11, 2016 · 0 comments · News, Press
Medical marijuana bill fails in Nebraska

Medical marijuana bill fails in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Medical marijuana will not become a legal treatment option for Nebraskans suffering from chronic illnesses this year. Senators fell three votes short of ending a filibuster and advancing a bill Tuesday that would have allowed patients with conditions such as Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, opioid addictions and some types of cancer to obtain marijuana in pill, oil or […]

April 6, 2016 · 0 comments · News, Press
Illinois medical marijuana sales continue to grow

Illinois medical marijuana sales continue to grow

CHICAGO (AP) _ Retail sales of medical marijuana in Illinois increased by roughly 30 percent in March compared to the previous month. Program director Joseph Wright says the state’s registered dispensaries sold $1.9 million worth of marijuana in March to more than 4,700 patients. It was the best month yet in sales for the program. Illinois now has 32 registered […]

April 5, 2016 · 0 comments · News, Press