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My view: A rational approach to medical marijuana

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Adobes stock photo In all of the states that have passed some form of medical marijuana law, what we have yet to see is the most fundamental first step in bringing new medicines to the public: methodologically sound scientific research. In all of the states that have passed some form of medical marijuana law, what we have yet to see …

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Miami Beach extends temporary ban on medical marijuana

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As the Florida Legislature begins debating how to make medical marijuana available to patients, Miami Beach commissioners voted Wednesday to extend a moratorium on dispensaries to give city planners time to develop local zoning laws to govern where such businesses can open. In a 4-3 vote on first reading, the commission extended the temporary ban until May 17. Mayor Philip …

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Police bust Stone Street medical marijuana patient

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He was released on his own recognizance after the hearing and is scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County District Court on Feb. 1. Billings police were called to the Stone Street home on April 16, 2014. Officers smelled fresh marijuana and the sound of large exhaust fans on the property, court documents state. The smell and sound appeared to be …

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Arizonans consumed 29 tons of legal medical marijuana in 2016

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Buy Now Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star 2016 Arizona’s more than 114,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed more than 29 tons of the drug last year. That’s more than half of a fully loaded tractor-trailer’s worth of pot. Or, looking at it another way, it’s the equivalent in weight of more than 58,600 bags of Oreos. …

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For some with seizures and PTSD, medical marijuana is still out of reach

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LOS ANGELES – Marijuana is legal as a recreational drug in eight U.S. states (California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington) but there are some places where people are denied access to it as treatment for serious medical conditions. When you suffer from Sanfilippo Syndrome (also known as MPS III), seizures and uncontrollable movements can be a daily …

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First Jacksonville medical marijuana dispensary to open

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The first medical marijuana dispensary in Jacksonville is due to open sometime in the Spring. Knox Medical, the company opening up the dispensary on San Jose Boulevard, is a Orlando-area-based company opening up dispensaries in five other cities around the state. The company got approval for their license Wednesday afternoon. Their dispensary will be at 9901 San Jose Blvd. Jax …

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SLED Still Lobbying Against Medical Marijuana

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LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY NEEDS TO DO ITS JOB … The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division ( SLED ) is continuing its taxpayer-subsidized efforts to derail the legalization of medical marijuana in the Palmetto State. Never mind the actual crime it should be fighting, right? Yeah … Not only that, the agency is being deliberately dishonest in its propagandizing … sowing …

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Medical marijuana dispensary in Collinsville celebrates one-year anniversary

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You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the first medical cannabis dispensary in the metro east. HCI Alternatives in Collinsville has gained popularity as more people seek new methods to treat pain. The business had 89 qualified patients when it …