Monday, October 22, 2018

Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Employee Was Discriminated Against

A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. The Superior Court judge's...

Sales growth at Maine’s medical marijuana dispensaries slows drastically

Medical marijuana sales at Maine’s eight dispensaries are still growing, but at the slowest rate since the first one opened in 2011. Growth on the caregiver side of the market, however, appears to be surging,...

Southern Attorney Plans To Spend Big to Help Legalize Medical Marijuana

John Morgan spent nearly $7 million pushing two statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida. But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what the wealthy Orlando attorney and...

AUDIT: U.S. GRANT FUNDS MISUSED TO PAY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

An audit by independent investigators with the U.S. Justice Department has determined a New Mexico program that helps crime victims allowed federal grant funds to be used to reimburse the purchase of medical marijuana...

Arizona: Ban on MMJ on College Campuses Struck Down (For Now)

Legal cannabis is also legal at Arizona schools—in the dormitories and on the college green. An Arizona high court has struck down a ban on medical marijuana at the state’s college and university campuses. Following...

Kidney Failure Patient Loses Spot on Transplant List Over Medical Marijuana Use

A patient suffering from renal failure has been removed from a transplant wait list because he has been using medical marijuana. Maine resident Garry Godfrey is suffering from Alport Syndrome, a hereditary disease that causes...

Chronic Pain Is Now a Qualifying Condition in New York State. Here’s What That...

After months of regulatory review and public comment, New York last week officially added chronic pain as a qualifying condition for its medical cannabis program. The change was long overdue in the eyes of many...

California Bill Would Bar Officials From Aiding Federal Crackdown

With many in the cannabis world wary of a possible crackdown by the Trump administration, California lawmakers are weighing legislation meant to stifle cooperation between US law enforcement and local officials, a key ingredient...

Oregon Senate Approves Plan to Shield Cannabis Consumer Info From Feds

A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational cannabis customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries...

Sir Patrick Stewart Admits He Relies On Cannabis to Fully Function

“I mean, my main problem is my hands don’t work very well,” he said. “But thanks to cannabis, they work much better than they used to. Thanks to the law in California now, it’s...

North Carolina is Looking for Hemp Farmers to Test the Waters

Hemp plants have been unfairly classified in the same way as cannabis plants for quite some time now – but in 2014, the federal government passed a farming bill that allows hemp to be...

Wisconson Assembly Approves CBD Oil, Right-to-Try Bills

With broad bipartisan support, the state Assembly passed two bills Tuesday designed to give medical patients more treatment options. The first bill legalizes possession of CBD oil, a marijuana extract used to treat seizures that...