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Medical marijuana bill faces close vote today

Medical marijuana bill faces close vote today

COLUMBUS – If senators approve a plan to legalize medical marijuana Wednesday, it will be by a razor-thin margin. Following late-night caucus meetings, about a dozen Republicans and six Democrats plan to vote “yes” on a plan to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio while prohibiting growing marijuana at home and smoking it. That’s more than the 17 votes needed to pass the bill, […]

May 25, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana could have patients and businesses seeing green

Medical marijuana could have patients and businesses seeing green

Pennsylvania joined the growing list of states to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), into law on April 17. To date, 23 other states and Washington D.C. have legalized either medical marijuana, recreational marijuana or both. It’s been about a month since the passage of MMA, but it will be […]

May 23, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Cannabis By The Numbers: How Much Money Will States Bring in From Marijuana in 2016?

Cannabis By The Numbers: How Much Money Will States Bring in From Marijuana in 2016?

t’s been a pretty promising start for the marijuana industry across the United States. We’re almost halfway through 2016, and marijuana tax collections in Colorado and Washington have exceeded initial estimates. For instance, Colorado’s cannabis industry brought in more than $270 million in the first quarter of 2016 alone. New analysis from the Tax Foundation found nationwide legalization of marijuana could generate […]

May 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Investing, News
3rd New Hampshire medical marijuana center to open

3rd New Hampshire medical marijuana center to open

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire’s third medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in Lebanon. Temescal Wellness, which also is operating an alternative treatment center in Dover, will open its Lebanon center on Sunday. The Dover dispensary opened on May 5, followed by Sanctuary ATC’s Plymouth dispensary on April 30. New Hampshire’s law to allow medical marijuana passed in […]

May 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Investing, News
Medical marijuana bill moves to Ohio Senate committee

Medical marijuana bill moves to Ohio Senate committee

Less than 24 hours after a controversial plan to legalize medical marijuana passed the Ohio House of Representatives it moved to the State Senate Wednesday. Sponsor Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, assured committee members at its first Senate hearing that there are enough protections in the bill to prevent abuse. Senate committee chairman Bill Coley, R-Liberty Township, said hearings on the […]

May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Investing, News
Time to legalize medical marijuana

Time to legalize medical marijuana

With polls showing strong support in Ohio for legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, restrictions on medicinal use of the drug will inevitably be lifted. But will it happen by a ballot-driven constitutional amendment, or by the more deliberative path of the General Assembly? A bill introduced last month by Rep. Stephen Huffman (R., Tipp City), an emergency room physician, has […]

May 9, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana expansion effort edges ahead in House

Medical marijuana expansion effort edges ahead in House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A year after lawmakers created the framework for a medical marijuana program in Louisiana, medicinal-grade pot hasn’t reached the hands of a single patient amid regulatory hurdles built into the law. A new effort in the Legislature aims to jumpstart the growth and dispensing of medical marijuana and to expand the program’s reach. The bill […]

May 4, 2016 · 0 comments · News
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