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North Coast marijuana producers react to California’s draft medical marijuana rules

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The first draft of rules for California’s medical marijuana industry would establish a highly regulated business environment, with strict limits on the hours of operation and the amount of THC infused into oils, and in turn set standards for cleaner, more consistent products for pot consumers. State regulators from three departments released a trove of proposed rules Friday for marijuana …

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No medical marijuana allowed at this theme park

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Medical marijuana might be legal in Florida, but there are places where it is against the rules. Disney World has updated its website to specifically list "marijuana" as a prohibited item. "Although some states have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, marijuana remains illegal under federal law," a Disney spokesperson told WESH 2 News. "We are …

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Medical marijuana: OK, it time to drop caps on dispensaries

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To be frank, it was a pretty smart move, in retrospect. As competing bills to implement Amendment 2 get bogged down mid-Session, the hot-button flashpoints began: The number of new medical marijuana licensees, as well as the process to award those highly-valued “Willy Wonka” golden tickets. Current license holders have a point: “We invested millions (at your statutory direction) in …

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Akron Council approves medical marijuana rules

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The growing, processing, packaging and selling of medical marijuana will soon be a thing in Akron. City Council heard mostly favorable public input Monday before unanimously voting to allow the local production and sale of medicinal pot, permissible under state law by September 2018 to treat about 20 chronic ailments. A late bloomer in the Midwest, Akron may be the …

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Mexico nears legalization of medical marijuana

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Photo by David Downs Building from a series of rapid marijuana law reform sweeping Mexico, the country’s lawmakers have now voted to approve marijuana use for medicinal purposes. Mexico’s Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize cannabis for both medical and scientific needs, reports the Associated Press . “The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of …

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Oberlin Council resolution supports medical marijuana

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� OBERLIN — A resolution supporting medical marijuana businesses in the city’s industrial park was unanimously passed by Council on Monday. The zoning of the city’s industrial park is compatible with the cultivation, testing and processing of marijuana for medical purposes, the resolution states. The resolution also notes that the industrial park is the only location in the city zoned …

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Akron City Council Clears the Way for Medical Marijuana

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Credit CITY OF AKRON Akron City Council has unanimously approved legislation that adds more local control to Ohio’s legalization of medical marijuana . The Ohio law allows the cultivation, processing and sale of medical marijuana. Akron’s ordinance includes zoning that keeps growing and processing operations at least 500 feet from schools, churches and playgrounds. And it restricts retailers from any …

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Medical marijuana safe from federal crackdown through September, according to near-final budget

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2016 Getty Images DENVER – Colorado’s medical marijuana is safe from a federal crackdown through at least September, after lawmakers worked a rider into the bipartisan budget deal to protect states with medical marijuana programs. The section of the budget deal pertaining to medical marijuana (pages 230-231) says that the Department of Justice may not use any budgetary funds “to …