Thursday, August 16, 2018

Arkansas Expecting 20,000-40,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Applications

Arkansas officials are anticipating that between 20,000 and 40,000 people will ask for permission to obtain medical marijuana. The state Health Department’s chief lawyer, Robert Brech, told a joint meeting of the Senate and House...

High School Athlete With Epilepsy Fights to Bring CBD Oil on Campus

A Georgia high school athlete has found himself in the middle of a medicinal cannabis debate, as school officials refuse to let the student, who suffers from epilepsy, take his medicinal cannabis oil on...

Marijuana map: Cities, towns developing rules for recreational pot

Recreational marijuana businesses are on the road to becoming legal in Massachusetts but not in every city or town. At least 81 communities throughout Massachusetts have established or considered restrictions on the recreational marijuana...

$100 million pot windfall: Colorado’s weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction

The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations, and a new treatment...

Fearing Hash Oil Explosions, California County Restricts Butane Sales

In an effort to curb explosions linked to illicit cannabis extraction, Sacramento County is taking a tough new stance on butane—one that could soon be adopted across all of California. Beginning next month, residents will...

Vermont Becomes Latest New England State To Stall On Marijuana

Vermont has legalized medical marijuana and was working towards legalizing adult use marijuana, but Governor Phil Scott just said no. The governor vetoed a bill that had been passed by the legislation. While the...

Ohioans buying Michigan medical pot ahead of rules being set

Ohioans wanting medical marijuana have been crossing the border into Michigan, where some Detroit-area dispensaries will sell to out-of-staters who are issued recommendations for cannabis use months ahead of the drug becoming available in...

Agenda Glitch Could Delay Nevada’s July 1 Cannabis Start

Nevada officials have been hustling to get the state’s adult-use cannabis market up and running by July 1, but a complaint filed by a local attorney now threatens to delay that launch date—by as...

Medical Cannabis Is the Next Boom, but When Will It Bust?

With Pennsylvania well on its way toward implementing a medical marijuana program, dozens of lawyers in the state are preparing for an explosion of legal work related to cannabis. The blossoming industry is reminiscent of...

FLORIDA MOVES TO IMPLEMENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITHOUT LAWMAKERS INPUT

Florida voters overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana last election. Now what? The Florida Legislative session ended without a deal on medical marijuana. The biggest fights were over how many growers to allow and how many retail...

Startup Hound Labs raises Millions for portable marijuana breathalyzer

Soon any adult over the age of 21 will be able to buy marijuana legally in California. And as officials scramble to lay down the rules for this new industry, there’s still something the...

Miamians Throw “Medical Marijuana Party” With 50 Pounds of Weed, Get Arrested

Most sensible Americans these days believe in ending the War on Drugs. The facts are clear that low-level drug arrests ruin lives and tear families apart. Some day, selling weed in Florida will no...