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Start-Up Nation Poised To Corner the Global Medical Marijuana Market

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Medical marijuana is on track to become a booming industry in Israel, with 36 Israeli companies now doing clinical research on cannabis, according to a report in the Economist. That figure comes from Saul Kaye, the CEO of the venture fund and technology incubator iCAN. Israel’s health ministry is licensing a list of about 100 doctors to prescribe the drug, …

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Audit: 1 doctor approved 11,800 medical marijuana patients

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Buy Photo LANSING — The State of Michigan did not properly audit physician certifications for Michigan medical marijuana cards and one physician certified 11,810 patients – 14% of the total, according to a new audit. The report released Thursday by Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler found that 22 other physicians certified a combined 46,854 medical marijuana patients, or 56% of …

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Southeast Texas marijuana activists hope to see medical marijuana legalized

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BEAUMONT – The legalization of recreational marijuana is on this election’s ballot in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. But activists in Southeast Texas say they hope it will soon be legalized for more medical purposes in Texas. With the recent passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act in June of 2015, cannabis supporters believe that they have a foot …

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Diversity in Medical Marijuana in Md. Up in Smoke

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Probably not since the great Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of 1859, has Colorado enjoyed an economic boom sparked (pun intended) by the legalization of marijuana in January 2014. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state took in $996,184,788 in medical and recreational marijuana sales in 2015. In the first five months of 2016 alone, Colorado raked in $486 …

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Marijuana legalization could reach a national tipping point on Election Day

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A variety of medicinal marijuana buds in jars at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, California. Photo by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni When Keith Stroup joined the movement to legalize marijuana in the early 1970s, just 12 percent of the American public supported legalization. Today, polls show that a majority of Americans support legalization, and in the past …

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D.C. Council votes to allow medical marijuana users from elsewhere to buy in city

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The D.C. Council has approved a measure that would allow medical marijuana users from other jurisdictions to use their out-of-state registration cards to purchase cannabis in the District. The bill, which received unanimous support from the council on its final vote Tuesday, aims to make it easier for patients visiting the District to get the medicine they need, medical marijuana …