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OPINION: Medical cannabis bill will ease suffering

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0 The Cloud family is seeking passage of a medical cannabis bill in the Georgia Legislature that they say would ease the suffering of their daughter, and many others. As the Georgia Legislature nears hopefully passing a bill that adds conditions to Georgia’s medical cannabis law, there have been several recent inconsistent and misleading reports as to what this law …

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Medical marijuana doctors gain approvals, await next steps

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More than 600 Florida physicians, including 32 in metro Orlando, can now recommend medical marijuana to patients, but many have questions and some are holding off until state rules for the emerging industry are clarified. Orlando glaucoma specialist Javier Perez completed the eight-hour course required for state licensing about a month ago. As soon as he passed, he said he …

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Veterans up in Arms Over Medical Marijuana

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After 21 years of military service, retired Army Maj. David Bass’ freedom and health are currently at the mercy of Texas state government. He’s one of thousands of veterans facing potential incarceration and fines for self-medicating with cannabis. For David, it all started after serving on the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad. Upon his return home, Veterans Affairs doctors diagnosed …

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WV Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill

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Gazette-Mail file photo The West Virginia Senate’s Health and Human Resources Committee narrowly passed a bill Friday morning that would allow certain patients to be prescribed marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill (SB386), called the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee. If it passes there, it would also have to pass a full vote …

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Medical Marijuana Delivery Service

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Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced that it received approval from the New York State Department of Health to launch a medical marijuana home delivery program. The medical marijuana ‘from our greenhouse to your front door’ home delivery program was designed by …

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Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

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Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. With estimates that the global market for medical marijuana could reach $50 billion by 2025, the Israeli government is set to allow the local industry to start exporting and projects …

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Local legislators talk hemp and medical marijuana

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Last week locally-based legislators sounded unanimous support for the use of canabidiol as a treatment for seizures. While opinions are mixed on the applications of medical marijuana, state representatives for Howard County unanimously supported the advancement of cannabidiol use for medical use. At last week’s Third House session Representatives Mike Karickhoff, Tony Cook, and Heath VanNatter, along with Sen. Jim …

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Sturbridge selectmen OK medical marijuana dispensary

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Telegram & Gazette Staff @CraigSemon STURBRIDGE – After butting heads with selectmen, Newton-based Heal Inc. has received a special permit and site plan approval to build the town’s first off-site medical marijuana dispensary. On Wednesday, the Planning Board voted 6-0 to grant a special permit for the dispensary at 660 Main St. In addition, the Planning Board voted 6-0 to …