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Group Gives Away Joints to Protect Pot Shops From Feds

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It’s legal for adults 21 or older to puff, puff, pass — but only on private property. As stoner holiday 4/20 approaches, cannabis advocates say the last days of April are also about the serious business of keeping otherwise legal medical marijuana businesses from being raided by federal authorities. A recurring budget amendment first passed in 2014, by California U.S. …

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Medical marijuana: One year later

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Medical marijuana was legalized in Pennsylvania a year ago Monday with the swipe of Gov. Tom Wolf’s pen, giving birth to a new industry. Since that historic moment in Harrisburg, industry stakeholders have been hard at work. Entrepreneurs have created businesses to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana, and they have been looking for real estate across Central Pennsylvania, including …

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Questions, answers about North Dakota and medical marijuana

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – With the pending signature of Gov. Doug Burgum, medical marijuana will become legal in North Dakota. Here’s a look at what’s next: WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE? Within a year, according to state health officials who will regulate the system. The health department expects five of every 1,000 North Dakotas to use medical marijuana, according to …

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Akron considers where to allow medical marijuana businesses

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With Statehouse lawmakers greenlighting medical marijuana, Akron might be hanging Ohio’s first official “open for business” sign. Other large cities and even smaller villages have welcomed growers and processors, the first in a chain of new businesses that will cultivate, test, package and sell marijuana to Ohio patients beginning in September 2018. Wilmington and Painesville are working on deals for …

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Questions, answers about North Dakota and medical marijuana

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A marijuana plant was pruned at LeafLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn. Wednesday, June 17, 2015. With the pending signature of Gov. Doug Burgum, medical marijuana will become legal in North Dakota. Here’s a look at what’s next: When will it be available? Within a year, according to state health officials who will regulate the system. The health department expects …

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Anne Arundel County Council to consider tweak to medical marijuana zoning

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The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night will consider legislation that could further restrict where medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to be located in Annapolis and north county. The change, administration officials say, is intended to bring the zoning code in line with the county’s intentions when the rules were crafted in late 2015. Under current law, dispensaries — …

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Medical marijuana: Non-smoked being passed, best form?

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) – With the medical marijuana bill eventually headed to Governor Jim Justice’s desk we wanted to keep looking into it. Marijuana graphic by MGN. Since this bill is legalizing the drug for medical uses — it also includes significant restrictions as well. With this said, do those who were against the idea have a change of heart …