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Some cities faced with all-or-nothing medical marijuana rules are playing it safe

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An assortment of Trulieve products on display at their store in St. Petersburg. SCOTT KEELER | Times When it comes to weighing the options for regulating medical marijuana through the law passed this year, Dunedin city commissioners declared local governments face a "conundrum" and "a false dilemma." They said they would welcome a dispensary in the city and want residents …

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Grimes: Medical Marijuana Legislation Will Be ‘Patient-Centered’

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FRANKFORT, Ky.– Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes initiated discussions about Kentucky medical marijuana legislation on Tuesday with a panel of experts and advocates. Grimes announced the effort last week. "I came to Frankfort to help people, and there are thousands of Kentuckians who need and are begging for medical marijuana to help ease their pain," said Grimes. "Today’s discussions …

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Some cities faced with all-or-nothing medical marijuana rules are playing it safe

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This photo shows marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana displayed under a light, at The Joint, a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle. (AP Photo) When it comes to weighing the options for regulating medical marijuana through the law passed this year, Dunedin city commissioners declared local governments face a "conundrum" and "a false dilemma." They said …

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High-profile cannabis foe with medical marijuana card sues pair who allegedly disclosed it

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Matthew Martin, treasurer of the Kern County Young Republicans, has sued former Bakersfield mayoral candidate T.J. Esposito and former Bakersfield City Councilman Mark Salvaggio for releasing his private medical records. The legal drama plays out against the backdrop of the passionate debate over commercial cannabis that has taken place in the county of Kern and the city of Bakersfield over …

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Kentucky Secretary of State pushing medical marijuana legalization

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Despite her party’s minority status in both the Kentucky House and Senate, Democrat Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes formed a task force to work on legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use. The task force met for the first time Tuesday in Frankfort and no members of the majority party took part in the meeting …

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Lawsuit: State of Florida Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

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(zxvisual/iStock) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state’s new medical marijuana law. It’s the latest legal challenge against the way Florida officials and state legislators have acted since voters approved medical marijuana a year ago. …

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Some Mansfield residents unhappy with medical weed dispensary ban

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(Photo: AP file photo) MANSFIELD — Mansfield residents voiced their disapproval Tuesday night after Mansfield City Council approved banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city earlier this month. Council members on Nov. 7 approved 6-1 banning the cultivation, processing and distribution of medical marijuana within city limits. Ohio legalized medical marijuana in September 2016 to allow people with some medical …