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Shifting Legal Paradigms in the Regulation of Medical Marijuana

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JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge, Jr. , Jennifer Piatt, Sarah Wetter, and Alexandra Hess of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University discuss the recent reversal of long-standing guidance from the Obama Administration on federal marijuana enforcement… O n January 4, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a Department of Justice (DOJ) Memorandum announcing the …

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Southeast Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens

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Southeast Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Friday in an old Dairy Queen building in Devon, Chester County. Doctors at Keystone Shops were ready to see patients with an appointment — and one of 17 conditions the state deems eligible for the therapy. Bobby Brown of Bucks County was one of the first patients to meet with Dr. …

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Tears of joy at opening of Bucks County medical marijuana dispensary

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From left, Adam Prowell and Josh Reiss help patient Robert Consulmagno at TerraVida Holistic Center, which is one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Pennsylvania. (WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For The Inquirer) Robert Consulmagno walked into TerraVida Holistic Center in Sellersville around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and left half an hour later feeling hopeful for the first time …

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Keystone Kush, wax and shatter: Here’s what medical marijuana products you can find in Pa.

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Marijuana grows at the Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge, New Jersey, on June 22, 2017. (Samantha Madar/PennLive file) Medical marijuana became available for purchase in Pennsylvania on Feb. 15, and a total of six dispensaries are opening across the state this week. But there has been much secrecy surrounding pricing of products and patients who walk into a dispensary for …

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New N.J. medical marijuana bill calls for more dispensaries, edibles

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New Jersey’s oft-criticized medical marijuana program has gotten plenty of attention in the past few weeks. First, Gov. Phil Murphy, who called the program "constrained", ordered a 60-day review of the program in January, saying he wants to see key changes. Now, a bill introduced Thursday into the state Assembly aims to address many of the issues supposedly holding back …

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Edwardsville

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WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Justice Grown set to open to public on March 20th as Luzerne County first medical marijuana dispensary. WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A ribbon-cutting marks the opening of Justice Grown, the first Luzerne County medical marijuana dispensary. From left: General Manager Jillian Rosser; Michael Kanovitz, founder of Justice Grown; Jamil Taylor, COO of Justice Grown; …

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Buyers guide to Pennsylvania medical marijuana products

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Concentrated forms of medical marijuana include (clockwise from top left) budder, wax, sugar, and shatter. Don’t expect to pick up a nickel bag or a couple of joints. If the last time you caught the scent of cannabis was at a Grateful Dead show in the 1980s, you’re likely to be absolutely confounded by the array of products on sale …

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Judge strikes down Detroit marijuana initiative

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Local officials are beginning to decide if they want medical marijuana businesses in their communities before the state starts giving out licenses next year. Wochit Buy Photo In a surprise move late Friday, a Wayne County Circuit Court judge overturned a voter-approved medical marijuana initiative that would have relaxed local control in Detroit this year. The initiative, placed on the …