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Commission vote praised by medical marijuana advocates

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It’s called medical marijuana but many in the Hillsborough County Commission chambers Tuesday evening said their elected officials aren’t giving the new treatment the same respect afforded to more established medicines. "What are the zoning requirements for pharmacies and why isn’t the same level of regulatory burden being observed for them?" Christopher Cano said to commissioners during the public comment …

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Brockton mayor, city solicitor at odds over medical marijuana proposal at Westgate Mall

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Mayor Bill Carpenter is calling on the Brockton Zoning Board of Appeals to reject the variance requested by O’Donovan’s marijuana company. Brockton City Solicitor Philip Nessralla is the owner 165 Westgate Drive and is advocating for a Colorado-based company’s proposal to use his property to open a new medical marijuana dispensary. Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc BROCKTON – The mayor and …

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Dispensary cooks up creative, tasty noshes for medical marijuana patients

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Credit: Ryan McBride To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. Any college student can bake pot brownies. A few A-plus local food pros, however, have set their goals much higher. Because of them, some of the most creative cooking in the Boston area isn’t happening at a restaurant. It’s going down in …

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Weed for Warriors Helps Connect Veterans with Medical Marijuana

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Although veterans only make up 7% of the U.S. population, they account for 20% of the national suicide rate. An estimated 22 veterans commit suicide every day. To help combat this appalling statistic, California-based Weed for Warriors Project has stepped up to help veterans switch from addictive pharmaceutical drugs to medical marijuana . The program provides veterans with information, a …

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Arkansas Ban On Smoking Medical Marijuana Fails In Senate, Edibles Bill Held Off

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Steps leading up the Arkansas Senate chamber. An attempt to ban the smoking of medical marijuana fell short in the Arkansas Senate while a bill to ban edibles was deferred. But both measures altering the voter-approved constitutional amendment could come up later this week. Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, Republican Jason Rapert of Bigelow said inhaling smoke is …

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Hillsborough commissioners approve guidelines for medical marijuana businesses

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TAMPA — Medical marijuana dispensaries won’t be able to operate near schools, bars or each other, but there won’t be a limit on the number of marijuana businesses that can operate in Hillsborough County after all, commissioners decided Tuesday. To the shock of even some commissioners, Commissioner Pat Kemp narrowly won support by a 4-3 vote to strip provisions that …

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Assembly passes bill to legalize possession of medical marijuana extract

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After passing the Wisconsin state Senate, the Assembly unanimously voted 98-0 to legalize the possession of a medical marijuana extract oil. Rep. Scott Krug, R-Wisconsin Rapids, who co-authored the bill , and said in a news conference that support for CBD oil has gained traction in the state and across the nation. The marijuana extract has been highly effective at …

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State funding in place for medical marijuana studies

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Salt Lake City, Utah- (ABC4 Utah) – With just a few days left in the legislative session, funding is in place for medical marijuana studies in the state of Utah. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill say the studies will provide crucial information, and possibly pave the road to legalizing medical marijuana. However, advocates are moving forward with a plan to take …