Category Archives: medical Marijuana

Medical Cannabis Convenience Store Opens in Maine

After voters approved adult-use cannabis legalization in 2016, Maine lawmakers haven’t let outgoing Gov. Paul LePage’s veto power stand in the way of the will of the People. Back in May, state legislators overrode LePage’s veto of a bill legalizing adult-use retail sales. And in July, they overrode the governor’s veto of a medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Patient, 78, Evicted in Freezing Cold for Taking Medicine

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. “It’s really a clear evidence of discrimination, and medical marijuana should be treated like any other medication when […]

Utah Groups Sue to Block Medical Marijuana Compromise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and interference in a process that led to the gutting of a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit alleges the revised initiative creates overwhelming obstacles for […]

Patients Line Up for Dispensary Openings in Iowa

Medical marijuana patients lined up outside Iowa’s first dispensaries on Saturday morning, eager to finally access the medicine legally in the Hawkeye State. Dispensaries opened in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Windsor Heights, and Waterloo. MedPharm is manufacturing all of the state’s legal cannabis products, which include capsules, tinctures, and creams. No cannabis flower, concentrates, […]

Utah Cannabis Backers Could Sue Over Plan to Revise Ballot Measure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church Thursday of “extreme undermining” of a medical marijuana ballot measure, alleging it is exerting its power to push through significant changes to the proposition. RELATED STORY Utah Voters Just Legalized Medical Marijuana. Will It Matter? In a letter, the […]

Missouri Residents Vote in Favor of Medical Marijuana Initiative

On Thursday, voters in Missouri had a choice between three different medical cannabis measures. And with a 65 to 35 percent margin, they approved Amendment 2—the measure that provides the broadest access to medical cannabis. Amendment 2 opens up access to medical cannabis for all Missourians, leaving the decision of whether or not to recommend […]

Utah Votes Yes on Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

Yesterday, Utahns voted yes on Proposition 2, thereby legalizing medical marijuana. The outcome represents a big win for cannabis, especially in light of the significant opposition medical marijuana has long faced in the state. Medical Marijuana in Utah As of late last night, reports indicated that Proposition 2 won with a 53 percent to 47 […]

Utah Voters Just Legalized Medical Marijuana. Will It Matter?

Utah voters came out in force Tuesday, voting by a healthy margin to legalize medical cannabis statewide. As of 10 p.m. local time, with 54% of precincts reporting, the measure had a 54.1–45.9% lead. So what happens next? RELATED STORY Election 2018: Cannabis Legalization Coverage and Results First, you celebrate. Legalization in Utah was a […]

Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding […]

UK’s Legalization of Medical Cannabis Sparks Talk of Possible Recreational Laws

The United Kingdom announced today a relaxation of its cannabis laws that will allow specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis-based products for certain patients. It’s a modest change to the U.K.’s cannabis laws. But it’s one that has already sparked a conversation on the broader legalization of cannabis for adult-use. Recent surveys put support for adult-use […]