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Benton Doctor Starts Growing Medical Marijuana Practice

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BENTON, Ark. – Less than 20 doctors in the Natural State will currently sign off on medical marijuana certification forms for patients. That’s according to the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association . The doctors have been busy. To date, the Arkansas Department of Health has approved 800 patients’ applications to buy the drug. However, there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding …

Medical cannabis urbanites, MomForce share stories

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Since 2003, Lisa Olson (left) has had Multiple Sclerosis. Both sleep – and medical cannabis – she says help her keep the disease’s pain “at bay.” (Courtesy photo) Right, Don Ream Sr. has lost 35 pounds since making various lifestyle changes because of his degenerative back condition, including the use of medical cannabis instead of the five prescription meds he …

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Medical marijuana practice opens in Pittsfield: Cana Care Docs brings options closer to locals

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A patient prepares to see Dr. William Cristo at Canna Care Docs on the practice’s first day of operation Monday at 505 East St. in Pittsfield. The office is the company’s ninth in Massachusetts to evaluate patients for medical marijuana. PITTSFIELD — A former dental office in Pittsfield has opened this week as a largely missing link in the state’s …

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Council votes 7-4 to push medical marijuana dispensaries outside city limits

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The Billings City Council considered a zoning ordinance change Monday that will prohibit land use contrary to local, state or federal law. The change is aimed at medical marijuana storefronts inside city limits. After emotional testimony on both sides, the Billings City Council — at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, more than seven hours after opening its meeting Monday evening — voted …

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Huber Heights medical marijuana fight not finished yet

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A Huber Heights councilman has drafted new proposed legislation that would give the medical marijuana industry a second chance to come to the community. The changes proposed by Councilman Richard Shaw would remove any mention of dispensaries, address issues with odors, add a 200-foot barrier between cultivator or processor businesses and residential properties, and includes a requirement for marijuana businesses …

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Florida Pot Growers May Soon Get Rich

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All of this legal pot, pictured in a promotional video, belongs to Surterra Therapeutics, which teamed up with Homestead-based farm Alpha Foliage in 2015 to win a state medical marijuana license. Surterra is also building a 100,000-square-foot greenhouse in Hillsborough County. Together, the two facilities are about half the size of Marlins Park. Jake Bergmann, Surterra Holdings CEO, is a …

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Locations of medical marijuana dispensaries won’t be public until state licenses are issued

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Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler,law enforcement representative on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, listens as Commissioner Nancy Rosen-Cohen reports on an applicant seeking a license during a commission meeting Monday in the County Council chambers in Bel Air. (David Anderson/The Aegis/ Baltimore Sun Media Group) Up to six medical marijuana dispensaries could be established in Harford County, but the actual …