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Supporters urge passage of medical marijuana during legislative session

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CHARLESTON — Janice Bostic stood last Wednesday morning on the West Virginia State Capitol steps alongside her daughter, her son, her sister and a family caregiver. Bostic, of Victor, held a neon orange sign that read, “Give my daughter a chance,” with a cannabis leaf as a placeholder for the “a” in chance. Her 15-year-old daughter, Evelyn, bundled in a …

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Bitcoin Donations Debut At Medical Marijuana Research Giant

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The US Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies , hereinafter MAPS, has started accepting Bitcoin donations in a further boost for the cryptocurrency from the marijuana industry. Founded in 1986, MAPS describes itself as a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Donations in …

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Lauderhill rejects ban on medical marijuana centers

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Florida voters in November approved a constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana for patients who suffer from cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or another debilitating medical conditions “of the same kind or class.” A proposal to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Lauderhill went up in smoke Monday. Mayor Richard Kaplan said he could not …

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Lawmakers hear medical marijuana testimony from doctor, Marine

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Medical marijuana backers oppose Georgia Senate plan to reduce potency

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Jim “J-Bo” Wages and his wife, Lisa, comfort their daughter Sydney, 13, at their home in Dallas on Wednesday. While proponents have sought a broad expansion of Georgia’s limited legalization of medical marijuana and found a likely refuge in the state House, the Georgia Senate this year has quietly moved ahead with a plan that would downsize a key component …

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Broward law would regulate medical marijuana dispensaries

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Medical marijuana shops would be free to open for business in unincorporated areas of Broward County under strict zoning regulations moving through the legislative pipeline. County Commissioners on Tuesday set a March 14 public hearing on a law that sets the ground rules for medical cannabis dispensaries. The law, which does not apply to cities, affects only a few sections …

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Crestview City Council bans medical marijuana

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By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW — The City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to temporarily ban all medicinal marijuana practices within city limits. City leaders voted Monday, with little discussion, in front of 17 residents who offered no public comment. HOW THE BAN WORKS The moratorium takes place immediately and will last until Sept. …

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New Lansing ordinance geared to reduce risk for home medical marijuana growers

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Growing medical marijuana in a private home in Lansing is legal under state law. Now a new Lansing ordinance is in place to remove potentially hazardous conditions at those legal grow sites. The ordinance, proposed by Mayor Virg Bernero and approved by a unanimous vote of City Council last night, allows the city to take action …