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Florida’s medical pot regulations may go up in smoke

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-10-26-38-am9/26/16--Next month, Judge John Van Laningham’s expected ruling in a southwest Florida case regarding medical marijuana regulations could throw the state’s budding cannabis industry into total disarray. Read

These 3 states may vote against legalizing marijuana this November

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-10-15-30-am9/24/16--Based on select poll results, three states could wind up rejecting their respective marijuana initiative or amendment: Arizona, North Dakota, and Massachusetts. According to Motley Fool writer Sean Williams, while these three states could be a complete toss-up, the one given is that it's still far too early for investors to consider marijuana as a viable, long-term investment opportunity. Read

Nevada medical marijuana card processing moves online

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-9-53-21-am9/21/16--The Nevada Dispensary Association announced that the card application process is now offered online, reducing both the need for a visit to the DMV and a drive to a new Las Vegas-based Division of Public and Behavioral Health office. Read

Seniors told medical marijuana ‘isn’t just smoking a joint’

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-9-22-35-am9/21/16--During a medical marijuana session at the Oswego Senior Center, Cat Stewart of Cresco Labs informed attendees that there are a lot of options for treatment. According to Stewart, a big part of the job now "is to educate and break down the fears and barriers people associate with cannabis that is preventing them from exploring other health care options." Read

Judge orders medical cannabis for post-op chronic pain

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-8-36-42-am9/21/16--Cook County Judge Neil Cohen has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to add Post-Operative Chronic Pain to the list of disorders treatable with medical cannabis. Read

Colorado lawmakers call for adding PTSD to medical pot list

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-11-11-08-pm9/21/16--Colorado is poised to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program, joining 18 other states that consider PTSD a condition treatable by pot. A panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0to endorse the addition of PTSD to Colorado’s 2000 medical pot law. Read

Medical marijuana dispensary awarded provisional certificate

fb-square-english-spanish9/22/16--After two years of effort, Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard has been awarded a provisional certificate by state health officials to grow, process and sell medical marijuana on the island. Read

Medical cannabis sales soar in German pharmacies

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-10-31-30-pm9/16/16--The sale of legally-bought weed has doubled in Germany for chronically ill patients, with politicians hoping to legalize more general medical marijuana usage by 2017. Read

Company that didn’t win medical marijuana license sues state commission

fb-square-english-spanish9/20/16--Bethesda-based GTI Maryland was bumped out of the running for one of Maryland's lucrative medical marijuana grower licenses. The company is suing the state commission that issues the permits, throwing the already delayed program into further uncertainty. Read

Beachwood facility wants to administer medical marijuana

fb-square-english-spanish9/20/16-- Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, an assisted living center in Beachwood, is working to become the first facility in the state to administer clinical pot. Read

Advocates urge state to speed up medical marijuana card processing

fb-square-english-spanish9/20/16--There is a growing demand for medical marijuana cards, but the state's Medical Marijuana Registry office only has a handful of workers who process and verify approximately 1,200 applications a month. Read

Conference addresses ‘today’s marijuana’

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-10-48-54-am9/15/16--One of the primary messages at a one-day conference in Glasgow addressing “today's marijuana,” is that the drug is not the same as it was decades ago. It is more potent, and it is definitely not the benign, relatively safe substance many think it is, multiple speakers said. Read

State health agency offers overhaul of medical marijuana regulations

fb-square-english-spanish9/15/16--Nurse practitioners would be allowed to certify patients for medical marijuana and dispensaries would be allowed to post product prices on their websites, under new regulations proposed by the Department of Public Health. Read

Patients warned about legal marijuana, doctor recommendation schemes

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-9-37-13-pm9/15/16--Medical marijuana advocates say Ohio patients should be cautious of schemes promising patients a legal way to obtain marijuana before state-licensed dispensaries open in the state. Read

Bills to regulate medical marijuana headed to Snyder

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-9-03-00-pm9/14/16--The state House today gave final approval to a package of bills to license, tax and regulate the cultivation, processing, transport, testing and sale of various forms of medical marijuana, which state voters legalized in a 2008 referendum. Read

Christie legalizes pot for treating PTSD

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-42-58-am9/14/16--New Jersey residents suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be legally treated with marijuana under a law signed Wednesday by Governor Christie, the first expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program since it began six years ago. Read

Marin hospital could be first in state to allow medical marijuana

fb-square-english-spanish9/12/16-- Marin General Hospital might become the first acute-care medical center in California to allow patients to openly consume medical marijuana in the hospital. Read

Medical marijuana is a big lie

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-2-26-31-am9/13/16--According to HealthZette writer Jonathan Talcott, medical marijuana is a big lie, and the legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use is a public health catastrophe across America. Read

Medical marijuana use growing fast in Massachusetts

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-2-03-19-am9/9/16--Medical marijuana's popularity is growing rapidly in Massachusetts. The number of purchases has been increasing exponentially, and the number of certified patients is also on the rise. Read

Move slowly on marijuana in Ohio

fb-square-english-spanish9/12/16--Ohio’s medicinal marijuana law took effect last week, but thus far the rules have not been adopted. In addition, the state Medical Board has not yet issued guidelines to physicians on prescribing marijuana for patients. A variety of issues must be addressed before the active ingredient in marijuana can be sold in Ohio. Read

Strongsville takes up medical marijuana issue

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-9-58-42-am9/6/16--Strongsville fell in line with three of Ohio's 82 cities in Cuyahoga County and established a moratorium on medical marijuana. The moratorium will prohibit the growing, processing and selling of marijuana for six months. Read

Scottsdale getting $1 million medical-marijuana store

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-9-16-48-am9/7/16--The Harvest of Scottsdale, one of the most deluxe medical-marijuana dispensaries in Arizona, will open in Scottsdale later this month, only weeks before a proposition to legalize the recreational use of the drug goes to voters. Read

Medical marijuana grower booted from state fair

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-21-31-am9/9/16--Ultra Health, the state’s largest medical marijuana grower, could be in jeopardy of losing its license after it was booted from the New Mexico State Fair. Read

What is medical marijuana?

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-39-29-am9/9/16--"There's no such thing as medical marijuana, but there's marijuana being used for medical purposes," said Bill Denihan, who runs the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board in Cuyahoga County. It's the process of using the marijuana plant after it's processed and prepared. Read

Medical marijuana patients face long drives, high prices

fb-square-english-spanish9/4/16--Patients who use medical marijuana in the state of Delaware say they still struggle to gain access to the drug legally since many people must drive hours to buy the drug from a legal dispensary. They will also pay exorbitant prices when they do. Read

Ohio establishing rules for medical marijuana distribution

the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy and Department of Commerce are still working on the standards. It is estimated that patients won’t be able to purchase medical marijuana in Ohio until 2018. Read

Pennsylvania’s governor says state can do more to decriminalize marijuana

and remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization in place in several western states. Read

Illinois marijuana dispensary hosts open house

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-02-10-pm8/26/16--The Green Solution, Illinois' largest marijuana dispensary, is set to open next month in the Sauget area, but the public is getting a peek inside early. The open house will take place Saturday from noon to 4. Read

Problems with Arizona’s licensing process for medical marijuana

there are new questions about the state’s medical marijuana system. 3TV has obtained documents that show problems with some of the 750 dispensary applications being considered. Read