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Medical Marijuana Passage Creates Green Rush

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Cherie Diez / Tampa Bay Times Florida voters’ overwhelming approval of a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients may have spurred a green rush into the state by investors eager to cash in on what will soon be the nation’s second-largest pot market. More than 71 percent of voters approved Amendment 2, "Use of Marijuana …

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CannaCure Florida offers medical cannabis educational conference following legalization of marijuana

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CannaCure Florida is proudly offering the most comprehensive medical cannabis educational conference following passage of Florida Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana. Medical professionals and cannabis industry leaders will gather to present an exclusive educational conference Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at The Cuban Club in Ybor City. Visit www.cannaconference.net for a complete schedule of events and …

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Medical marijuana helps local boy’s seizures

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STONINGTON — Linda and Chris Lloyd were at their wits’ end. Their 7-year-old son, Henry, who’d been having seizures since he was 2, had been on 13 different pharmaceutical drugs and homeopathic medicines to alleviate the symptoms of his severe epilepsy. The Pawcatuck couple had done all sorts of research about medical marijuana and had even thought about moving to …

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Market for legal pot could pass $20 billion as voters in four states approve recreational marijuana

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Indiana State Police are stopping Indiana’s growing pot problem before it hits the streets. Police raided a Scott County farmer’s crop where nearly 300 plants were growing. The marijuana market is about to boom. Voters in four states approved legal recreational pot on Tuesday. Four more states expanded access to medical marijuana. All told, it could expand the national market …

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Many counties miss grants for medical marijuana enforcement

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Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DETROIT (AP) – Only 18 of Michigan’s 83 counties applied for money to enforce the medical marijuana law and educate the public about how it works. Lawmakers set aside $3 million this year for county sheriffs. But a report from the state …

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Pittsburgh City Council to decide zoning rules for medical marijuana industries

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Pittsburgh City Council could decide within a couple of weeks where medical marijuana dispensaries, growers and processors can do business. Pittsburgh City Council could decide within a couple of weeks where medical marijuana dispensaries, growers and processors can do business. As early as today, council members may discuss legislation that would direct dispensaries in the city to commercial zones. General …

Is it now legal to smoke weed in Arkansas? Medical marijuana is legal in Bible Belt state.

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Medical marijuana has finally made its way to the Bible Belt, as Arkansas officially legalized the drug on Tuesday in a vote of 53.2% to 46.8%, according to the New York Times . The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, also known as Issue 6 , is an amendment to Arkansas’ state constitution that officially legalizes the distribution and possession of medical …

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Medical marijuana use grows slow, steady in Illinois

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Hide caption This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) CHICAGO — Illinois is marking its first year of medical marijuana sales as more states voted on Election Day to allow legal use of the drug. Despite anecdotes of medical marijuana’s positive influence on patients, …