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Medical marijuana dispensaries banned in Lafayette County

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MAYO, Fla. — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners had the second and final reading of an ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the county at its Monday meeting. Lafayette County resident Bobby Johnson spoke out against the ban. “In 2016, this was voted on by the people of Lafayette County, I didn’t vote for it, but the …

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New Zealand legalizes medical cannabis, makes it widely available

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The government agreed to make medical marijuana available to more patients over time Marijuana consumption is common throughout New Zealand, but police do not mess with the small-time offenders. It is the illicit trade that consumes the majority of their focus. New Zealanders have been campaigning for years for legal access to cannabis medicine, and their persistence has finally paid …

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Two Ohio labs could get the OK to test medical marijuana next week

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State medical marijuana regulators announced Thursday that they will inspect two testing laboratories next week, including Portage County’s North Cost Testing Laboratories. COLUMBUS, Ohio – State medical marijuana regulators announced Thursday they plan to inspect two testing labs next week – including one in Northeast Ohio – which could result in certificates of operations. The inspections are scheduled at North …

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Maryland medical cannabis regulators plan hearing on rules many fear threaten competition

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Marijuana monopolies? Lawmakers fret over emergence of national cannabis companies making deals in Maryland. (Baltimore Sun) State regulators have scheduled a public hearing to address concerns that national cannabis corporations are trying to dominate Maryland’s medical marijuana market by skirting rules designed to prevent a few firms from controlling the burgeoning industry. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission announced that its …

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Utah voters passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana. The Mormon church helped derail it.

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A number of high-profile ballot initiatives passed in conservative and swing states in 2018. Legislators are now trying to undo and undermine them. CREDIT: George Frey/Getty Images It took Christine Stenquist years to find something to take the edge off of her chronic pain. Bedridden for a decade and a half after a massive seizure, she suffered from nausea triggered …

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Columbia Care opening Lehigh Valley’s third medical marijuana dispensary Monday

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Columbia Care Pennsylvania is opening the Lehigh Valley’s third dispensary Monday, at 3025 Tilghman St. in South Whitehall Township. (Andrew Wagaman / THE MORNING CALL) One of the nation’s most prominent medical cannabis businesses is opening a dispensary next week in South Whitehall Township just beyond Allentown city limits. Columbia Care Pennsylvania’s dispensary at 3025 Tilghman St. will begin accepting …

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Implementation of approved medical marijuana initiative begins in Missouri

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Amendment 2, the medical marijuana initiative that Missouri voters approved Nov. 6, went into effect as Missouri law. Missouri doctors and patients have legal protections under the state’s constitution to discuss medical marijuana as a treatment option. Under the new law, state licensed physicians can recommend medical marijuana to Missouri patients with qualifying conditions, including cancer, epilepsy, PTSD, chronic pain, …

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Nebraska lawmakers launch push for medical marijuana

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Two Nebraska state senators will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, for the purpose of running a 2020 ballot initiative to reform marijuana laws in Nebraska. The committee, lead by Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, filed its initial paperwork with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission on Thursday morning. …