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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Inching Forward

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Tuesday night, the City Council sent two appeals of denials for medical marijuana dispensaries licenses to a hearing officer, while 12 others are in plan check and inspections, the last step before getting a license. No one in Long Beach has a license to legally dispense medical marijuana, nine months after voters approved an ordinance to allow that to happen. …

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Medical marijuana grower wants in on challenge to pot law

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A medical marijuana nursery is asking a Tallahassee judge to allow it to step in on a case over the state’s new law governing the drug. Canadian-based DFMMJ Investments , which inked a deal to take over operations of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm , filed a “motion to intervene” earlier this week with Circuit Judge Karen Gievers . Sarasota’s TropiFlora …

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Can medical marijuana help with morning sickness?

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A little smoke here and there is no worse for fetuses than all the other crap they get exposed to over their nine-month sojourn in the womb. Most women—up to 90 percent by some reckoning—experience some nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. Up to two percent of them suffer from the life-threatening condition hyperemesis gravidarum, which is super morning sickness. One …

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LSU, Ole Miss talk medical marijuana programs

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Photo Credit: publicdomainpictures/MGN BATON ROUGE, LA ( WAFB ) – Few plants have created as much controversy as cannabis. Known as marijuana, pot, and a myriad of other nicknames, the federal government just calls it illegal. Marijuana is considered a schedule I drug, which by definition means it has potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses. However, many researchers …

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How Medical Marijuana Can Help Alleviate Our Pain-Driven Opioid Crisis

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With each passing day, we are bombarded by headlines confirming that there is an opioid epidemic in America. These addiction problems are proving pervasive in every age group, ethnic background, and socioeconomic strata. In fact, the opioid epidemic is being affirmed as the worst epidemic in U.S. history, with each year seeing more deaths than the year before. Numbers from …

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Medical marijuana side ventures crop up

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Richard DiMarco, executive director and founder of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Association in Greensburg, talks about the newly created trade organization, on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Updated 3 minutes ago Rich DiMarco cares about cannabis, including the terminology used to describe it. “Nobody who is serious about cannabis should ever call it marijuana,” the Greensburg resident said. “Marijuana is a slang …

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Medical marijuana access on Cape and Islands remains limited

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Hide caption @cmlindahl Nearly five years after voters made marijuana legal for medical purposes, the Cape and Islands are still without a single dispensary, which has forced many patients to turn to the black market or legally questionable delivery services to purchase what they say is life-improving medicine. With the opening of Theory Wellness in Bridgewater last week, the closest …