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Cleveland City Council proposes moratorium on issuing medical marijuana licenses

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Medicine Man’s Denver, Colorado, dispensary separates its recreational and medical marijuana counters, offering certain products only to registered patients. Cleveland City Council on Monday introduced legislation that would impose a moratorium on licenses to grow or sell medical marijuana under a state law that took effect last week. (Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com) CLEVELAND, Ohio – Days after Ohio’s new medical marijuana …

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State Health Agency Offers Overhaul Of Medical Marijuana Regulations

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closemore As of Aug. 31, there were 167 physicians registered with the medical marijuana program and 29,999 active patients, according to the DPH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Nurse practitioners would be allowed to certify patients for medical marijuana and dispensaries would be allowed to post product prices on their websites, under new regulations proposed by the Department of Public Health. The changes, …

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Medical Cannabis Could be Donald Trump’s Best Bet

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Donald Trump has yet to declare a position on cannabis, but one advocacy group is advising him to back federal legalization of medical marijuana—because it will give him a boost in the polls. In other words: Election day is only 53 days away and Trump desperately needs votes. Embracing legalization would help. Last week the Harmonious Code Council , a …

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Area’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open in Mansfield in fall

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Medical marijuana is packaged for sale in 1-gram packages at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Selectmen approved a host agreement sought by CommCann for the location on West Street in the Cabot Business Park. Last March, the board approved a letter of support for the facility. The …

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Mom and I opened a medical marijuana dispensary — here’s what we see

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Harbory Medical Cannabis Dispensary is in Marion, Ill. (Cameron Lehman) "Cam," my mother said, "the G6 flower is still our top seller, but the brownies and cookies are going like crazy!" Two years ago, hearing my mom talk about different kinds of marijuana would have been empirically weird, but today it is completely common. In November 2015, she, two business …

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New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioid epidemic

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A medical marijuana plant grows in Washington, D.C. (Linda Davidson / The Washington Post) After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found. Researchers analyzed federal crash data in 18 states over the …

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Does access to medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths?

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Brennan Linsley/AP Medical marijuana Gut Check looks at health claims made by studies, newsmakers, or conventional wisdom. We ask: Should you believe this? The claim : When legal medical marijuana dispensaries start operating in a state, deaths from opioid overdoses in that state drop. Tell me more : In the United States, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, including 19 …

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Bills to regulate medical marijuana headed to Snyder

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Buy Photo LANSING — The state House today gave final approval to a package of bills — years in the making — to license, tax and regulate the cultivation, processing, transport, testing and sale of various forms of medical marijuana, which state voters legalized in a 2008 referendum but it has often been purchased and used in a regulatory vacuum …