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New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Panel Recommends Expanding Program

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Potential changes, which could ultimately help reduce state’s opioid epidemic, will likely not be in place until later this year New Jersey residents suffering from anxiety, migraines, Tourette syndrome, and chronic pain of various origins could eventually get treatment through the state’s medical marijuana program, which advocates have been pushing for years to expand. The state’s Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel …

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Medical marijuana a booming industry in NM

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A mature medical cannabis plant grows at the Ultra Health facility in December 2015. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal) The buds of medical marijuana dry at R. Greenleaf & Associates in January 2016. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2017 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry has grown into a powerful magnet for money and customers. Customers, sales revenue and dispensaries have …

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Electric Kanna Karnival celebrates medical marijuana culture

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VIENNA TWP, MI — A new festival in Genesee County aimed to normalize medical marijuana use. The two-day Electric Kanna Karnival at Auto City Speedway brought music, carnival rides and games, but also vendors offering medicinal marijuana and education for people utilizing the substance for their ailments. Brandi Rice-Simpson, an employee at Hemphill Wellness Center in Flint, was one of …

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NK grapples with medical marijuana zoning

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NORTH KINGSTOWN—For the past several months, municipalities across the state have been grappling with the state’s new medical marijuana regulations, approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly in January. The Department of Business Regulation is currently responsible for licensing the multiple types of growers, purchasers and patients, but cities and towns are now drafting ordinances which shape the controversial drug’s …

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Jeff The 420 Chef Explains How He Makes Medical Marijuana Edibles That Don’t Taste Like Weed

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420 Chef Explains How He Makes Medical Marijuana Edibles That Don’t Taste Like Weed Cannabis legalization has resulted in the creation of all kinds of weird, unexpected, unconventional jobs, like rolling blunts for Snoop Dogg — for a whopping $100,000 a year. Among the many people with strange jobs, there’s one who certainly deserves an article of his own: Jeff …

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Florida medical-marijuana clamor includes special-session possibility

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TALLAHASSEE — Amid growing demands for a special session on medical marijuana and harsh criticism of lawmakers’ failure to reach agreement on the issue, Senate President Joe Negron sent a memo to his members Thursday seeking input on the possibility of sealing a deal with the House. The Senate leader’s two-page memo doesn’t expressly call for a special session, but …

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Web Extra: Cannabis Experts on Medical Marijuana in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’s medical marijuana program is starting to take shape, nearly six months after voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. Arkansas is now one of 29 states where medical cannabis is legal. There are many unanswered questions, and those involved in getting the system set up have likened it to creating a "mini Food and Drug …

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Haverford OKs zoning for medical-marijuana facilities

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HAVERFORD >> Commissioners voted 7-0 with one abstention Monday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that adds provisions to zoning code for medical marijuana dispensaries and grower/processor facilities, as required by the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act signed into law April 2016. The ordinance permits medical marijuana dispensaries as a conditional use in Shopping Center Commercial Districts (C-5), when …