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News5 Investigates: Pot ‘gifting’ shops versus medical marijuana

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COLORADO SPRINGS – Law enforcement raids on a handful of pot ‘gifting’ shops are shining a light on the massive divide between the licensed, tax-paying medical marijuana businesses and the growing number of renegade retail stores. The practice of giving out marijuana with the purchase of other products may not be legal, but hasn’t been challenged yet. Despite recent raids, …

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The making of medical marijuana in Florida

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Medical marijuana in Florida: From seed to sale WPTV DonkeyHotey Creative Commons 2.0 TALLHASSEE, Fla. – As questions loom into how the medical marijuana industry will be regulated in Florida, we’re taking you behind the scenes of how cannabis is cultivated, grown and extracted for oils to treat patients who qualify for it. Surterra Therapeutics is one of six companies …

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Progress and hurdles for NY’s medical marijuana program

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On Wednesday, Steven Ognibene had to take the day off work. The Rochester surgeon needed to drive three hours to the Binghamton area because the type of medical marijuana that could help his 11-year-old son, Vincent, wasn’t available locally. It was, though, available at a dispensary in Johnson City. The trip illustrated the obstacles some patients and their families are …

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Ex-NFL players go public with medical marijuana fight

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Ex- Broncos QB Jake Plummer says marijuana cured his chronic post- football pain. AP PHOTO LOS ANGELES – It’s September, two days before another NFL season begins, and Jake Plummer is describing the chronic pain of a decade spent in professional football, pain that was non-stop until a friend introduced him to CBD, and it all disappeared with a few …

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New medical marijuana plan headed to Troy council

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In April of 2016, Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger announced plans for legislation that would legalize marijuana in Ohio for medical use. Now, communities throughout the area are considering how to deal with the state’s decision. FILE A new medical marijuana proposal is heading to the Troy City Council for consideration after the city Planning Commission voted Wednesday …

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Chronic pain added as qualifying condition for medical marijuana

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Vireo Health of New York operates the borough’s only dispensary of cannabis-based medications now available to patients suffering from chonic pain. Thousands of New Yorkers who suffer from chronic pain will be able to seek relief with medical marijuana after the state Health Department agreed to loosen strict eligibility rule. The DOH will develop a proposed regulatory amendment, which will …

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Medical Marijuana: Tennessee Proposal Would Set Limits on Number of Grow Operations, Provide Money to Schools

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Medical Marijuana: Tennessee Proposal Would Set Limits on Number of Grow Operations, Provide Money to Schools NASHVILLE, TN — The Republican sponsors of a proposal to allow medical marijuana in Tennessee detailed their plan Wednesday at a Capitol Hill press conference, saying the bill would strictly limit the number of grow operations in the state and clearly delineating the conditions …

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Bill Introduced to Legalize Medical Marijuana and Hemp in Costa Rica

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Medical Marijuana Clinic All around the world, different countries are considering the question of whether to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, as well as the growing of hemp for industrial uses. There have been any number of reports and studies to gain support for this movement showing that medical cannabis provides relief from a vast array of illness. Hemp is …