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ND receives 17 applications for medical marijuana growers

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Jason Wahl, the director of the North Dakota Department of Health’s medical marijuana division, gives a presentation to the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee Monday, March 12, 2018, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. John Hageman / Forum News Service BISMARCK—The state of North Dakota has received 17 applications from entities seeking to become registered medical marijuana manufacturers, a Department of …

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Newburgh medical marijuana dispensary grand opening draws hundreds

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Buy Photo The medical marijuana industry is growing in New York with the latest addition in Newburgh. A large crowd packed the grand opening of Curaleaf, Orange County’s first medical marijuana dispensary on Thursday. Patients, physicians, residents and local business and community leaders packed Curaleaf New York’s dispensary at 8 North Plank Road, and welcomed the new business. Curaleaf opened …

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ND receives 17 applications for medical marijuana growers

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Jason Wahl, the director of the North Dakota Department of Health’s medical marijuana division, gives a presentation to the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee Monday, March 12, 2018, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. John Hageman / Forum News Service BISMARCK—The state of North Dakota has received 17 applications from entities seeking to become registered medical marijuana manufacturers, a Department of …

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Why Michigan hasn’t given out any medical marijuana licenses yet

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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 LANSING — On the eve of 4/20 — the date most associated with marijuana legalization efforts — the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board gave preliminary approval to nine applications, denied two and postponed …

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Medical marijuana bill advances out of committee in S.C. House

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Columbia Rep. Leon Howard says it’s "unlikely" that the bill passes this session Photo illustration by Scott Suchy A bill that would widen the pool of patients eligible for medical marijuana products in South Carolina is ready for debate in the State House after getting the approval of a medical committee Thursday morning. The Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs …

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First 9 medical marijuana businesses OK’d toward licensure in Michigan

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A 2016 law aimed to address confusion surrounding the legality of dispensary shops that opened after Michigan voters in 2008 authorized marijuana for medical use. LANSING — Michigan regulators have allowed the first marijuana businesses to start the process toward being licensed to operate in the newly regulated and taxed industry. The Medical Marihuana Licensing Board took the first step …

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Erie medical marijuana dispensary opens

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Rise Erie is the first medical marijuana dispensary in Erie County. Tim Smock drove 25 miles and waited outside in freezing weather for a half-hour Wednesday morning so he could buy medical marijuana to ease the debilitating pain of his multiple sclerosis. He also spent about $600. “My pain-management doctor recommended I try medical marijuana,” Smock said. “I have tried …

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Health Beat: Feds Should Stop Restricting Medical Marijuana Research

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Cannabis has potential for treating various disorders, but pharmaceutical companies won’t do their thing while it’s a Schedule 1 drug. Allergies — there are pills for that. Back pain, headaches — pills for those too. These days it’s almost impossible to think of a medical condition for which not one Food and Drug Administration-approved pill exists for treatment. So why …