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Expanded medical marijuana bill becomes law in Florida

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In a special legislative session June 23, Gov. Rick Scott approved a bill that effectively puts into action a state constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana passed by voters in 2016. The measure expands the list of debilitating conditions that could make patients eligible to receive marijuana as a medical treatment. It also increases the number of approved marijuana dispensaries across …

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Man says he was wrongly fired for using medical marijuana

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A glass company worker said he was wrongfully fired for using medically prescribed marijuana to treat his chronic illness. Joseph Cobb III has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Bridgeton-based Ardagh Glass. He says he was let go despite his "stellar work performance." He’s seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and says the company did not accommodate his disability. The company declined …

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List of Medical Marijuana Friendly Doctors in Illinois

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As many of you are aware, one of the biggest problems with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program is finding a doctor who is willing to certify that prospective patients have one of the qualifying medical conditions required to enter the program. Without question, the #1 question asked by those wanting to apply is Can You Recommend A Doctor Who …

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Arkansas opens application process for medical marijuana permits

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Health has opened the application process for people to obtain permit cards to use medical marijuana. Even though there are not yet any licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, the health department wanted to be ready once prescription pot does become available. The application process can be completed on-line, however doctors …

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Medical marijuana committee disbanded

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dwreid@aol.com DReidTDR COLDWATER TOWNSHIP — On Monday, the Coldwater Township Board put an end to its Michigan Medical Marijuana study committee without a report. “I would like to disband the committee or get off it,” said Clerk Diane Morrison, after several highly emotional, controversial meetings with dozens of township residents voicing opposition. There were at least 30 present, even though …

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Expanded medical marijuana bill becomes law

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<p> </p> In a special legislative session June 23, Gov. Rick Scott approved a bill that effectively puts into action a state constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana passed by voters in 2016. The measure expands the list of debilitating conditions that could make patients eligible to receive marijuana as a medical treatment. It also increases the number of approved marijuana …

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I was fired for using medical marijuana, man claims

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BRIDGETON — A former employee of Ardagh Glass claims he was wrongfully fired because he tested positive for marijuana, something he was legally prescribed to ease the pain he suffers because of Marfan syndrome, a suit says. Joseph B. Cobb III claims in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Cumberland County that officials from Ardagh Glass in Bridgeton violated …

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Florida Department of Health files rules for new medical marijuana law

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Florida health officials have announced new statewide medical marijuana rules. Lobby Tools reports Monday that the newly renamed Office of Medical Marijuana Use at the Florida Department of Health published its Notice of Adoption to carry out legislation passed during the 2017 special session. The emergency rulemaking process was authorized under SB 8A, which sought to implement the constitutional amendment …