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Wendell couple sues over medical marijuana raid

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State police seized Francesco Compagnone’s and Patricia Scutari’s medical marijuana plants in early September. WENDELL — The Wendell couple whose crop of medical marijuana plants were seized by state police in September have filed a civil lawsuit over the incident in Franklin Superior Court. Patricia Scutari and Francesco “Apollo” Compagnone are asking the Massachusetts State Police to return the 10 …

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Medical marijuana cultivation site in Peterborough given NH approval to produce cannabis

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File Photo NH1.com PETERBOROUGH — A medical marijuana cultivation site in Peterborough has been approved by the NH Department of Health and Human Services to begin growing and producing therapeutic cannabis products. The state agency issued an unconditional registration certificate that allows Prime Alternative Treatment Centers to cultivate cannabis, produce products, package them and dispense them at its dispensary in …

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Physician urges lawmakers to fund medical marijuana research in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — The only "medical marijuana" bill passed by Utah lawmakers in 2016 was a resolution urging the federal government to reclassify cannabis as a Schedule II drug, a change that would open the door to medical research. Had Congress authorized the Drug Enforcement Administration to make that change, universities and pharmaceutical companies "would have already asked and …

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Ohio legalizes medical marijuana

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On Sept. 8, 2016, House Bill 523 began to take effect, making medical marijuana legal to consume in the state of Ohio. However, there are a lot of restrictions on the use of the drug within the bill, as well as within the city of Bexley and on Capital’s campus. Statewide Ohio House Bill 523 was signed and effectively made …

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New medical marijuana measures presented to committee

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(Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP) SALT LAKE CITY – Utah state legislators began laying the groundwork Wednesday to make another run at legalizing medical marijuana for people with certain conditions. During a committee hearing, four Republican lawmakers presented outlines of measures they’re planning to introduce at the next legislation session that they hope can work in concert. The measures would expand …

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Putting the brakes on medical marijuana businesses

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Florida voters are just 20 days away from deciding on Amendment 2. If passed, it would expand patient access to medical marijuana in the state. The town of Orange Park, however, is putting the brakes on any medical marijuana businesses looking to set up shop. They’ll have to wait a year. Sam Garrison, an Orange Park …

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Medical marijuana patients hold rally in Helena

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Buy Now Thom Bridge, Independent Record Former state legislator Bob Ream speaks in favor of Initiative 182 Wednesday morning at a rally at Hill Park. At a Helena rally Wednesday, medical marijuana patients encouraged early voting and said the drug has helped them battle cancer, return to work with degenerative disk disease and find sleep for the first time in …

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Medical marijuana? What’s the right dosage? Ahead of Utah Legislature, lawmakers focus on research over legalization

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Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, presented the proposal Wednesday, saying there "is a really clear lack of good-quality, high-level research on what cannabis-based medicine is used for." The proposal would allow institutional review boards to conduct human-based research on this type of medicine. Researchers could get their supply a number of ways, including by importing cannabis across state lines. Also discussed …