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New York State Is Making it Easier to Get Medical Marijuana

New York State Is Making it Easier to Get Medical Marijuana

New York state is about to expand its medical marijuana program to help better meet patient need and improve accessibility. The state’s new policies were recommended by the Department of Health and will include things like home delivery and doubling the number of companies that can provide the substance. The New York Times reports that the policy changes are expected […]

August 31, 2016 · 0 comments · News
In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery

In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery

ALBANY — Moving to address complaints about New York’s newmedical marijuana program, the state’s Health Department is making substantial changes to expand access to the drug, including allowing home delivery, quite likely by the end of September. The program, which saw its first dispensaries open in January, has struggled to gain broad traction in the medical community and with potential […]

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana petition unlikely to make November ballot in Oklahoma

Medical marijuana petition unlikely to make November ballot in Oklahoma

A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November because advocates say they will challenge the attorney general’s rewording of the ballot title —a legal process certain to push the measure beyond the general election. But state officials say it’ll be delayed because supporters of State Question 788 didn’t submit the required 65,987 […]

August 29, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Could legalizing Arkansas medical marijuana drain resources? The gov thinks so

Could legalizing Arkansas medical marijuana drain resources? The gov thinks so

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Legalizing Arkansas medical marijuana would be a drain on the state’s resources, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday as legalization supporters asked the state’s highest court to dismiss an attempt to prevent a vote on their proposal this fall. The governor also expressed opposition to a casino ballot measure while speaking to the Association of Arkansas Counties. […]

August 28, 2016 · 0 comments · News
$1.8M in state funds go to regulating medical marijuana in Ohio

$1.8M in state funds go to regulating medical marijuana in Ohio

Columbus — State agencies that will oversee Ohio’s budding medical marijuana industry will share $1.8 million in seed money to begin regulatory efforts. The Ohio Controlling Board agreed to release $1,805,477 to the state Department of Commerce and Ohio Pharmacy Board to operate the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. In June, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law a measure […]

August 24, 2016 · 0 comments · News
More signatures submitted on Arkansas medical marijuana plan

More signatures submitted on Arkansas medical marijuana plan

Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana need 84,859 valid signatures to make it onto the ballot this year. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office has already verified 72,309 signatures, and the group was given extra time to submit the additional signatures. The proposal’s sponsor, David Couch, says he turned in nearly 35,000 additional signatures Friday. Couch says he’s confident the measure […]

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Appeals court rules feds can’t prosecute medical marijuana cases unless state law violated

Appeals court rules feds can’t prosecute medical marijuana cases unless state law violated

SAN FRANCISCO –   A federal appeals court on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal agency to show that 10 pending cases in California and Washington state violated medical marijuana laws in those […]

August 17, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Access is central to Md. medical marijuana program

Access is central to Md. medical marijuana program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Plenty of states have rolled out medical marijuana operations before Maryland, but as the state prepares to announce its top candidates for licenses to grow and process the drug, it’s determined not to repeat the mistakes of others. Maryland takes one of the more liberal approaches toward medical marijuana access, and that’s caught the notice of […]

August 15, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana an option for some in the Region, not others

Medical marijuana an option for some in the Region, not others

CROWN POINT — Carla Wirick’s doctor says she would be a perfect candidate for medical marijuana. It would alleviate the pain from her spinal injury, he told her. It would help her be more active. It would allow her to stop taking narcotic painkillers. But despite the fact her doctor is a neurologist and rehabilitation specialist at a leading university […]

August 10, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Changes could come to Nevada medical marijuana laws

Changes could come to Nevada medical marijuana laws

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — It has been nearly a year since the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened their doors in Nevada, and now, patients are facing new possible legal challenges. A recent opinion drafted by Attorney General Adam Laxalut found only people with state-issued medical marijuana cards — either from Nevada or states where medical marijuana is legal — […]

August 8, 2016 · 0 comments · News