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Chicopee medical marijuana center owners finalizing property sale

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CHICOPEE — Mass Alternative Care Inc. is finalizing an agreement to purchase a vacant manufacturing building in the last step to open a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation center. The business has already received a special permit and a zone change from the Planning Board and City Council, which will allow it to open the facility on the border of …

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WESH poll: Florida voters favor approving medical marijuana

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Orlando City Council members are considering decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida voters overwhelmingly support the use of marijuana as a treatment for people with debilitating medical conditions. That’s the result of a new WESH 2 News/Public Policy Polling poll taken of 503 likely Florida voters. On Nov. 8, Florida voters will have to …

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Smoking Weed For Chronic Illness: 3 Most Common Medical Marijuana Strains And Uses

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Bouts of immense pain and fatigue leave many of us in state of physical despair. Prescription painkillers do little to nothing to remedy our ailments. However, for those of us who live in a state where medical marijuana is legal with our "marijuana card," cannabis can be a better alternative to pharmaceuticals. Once we visit a dispensary, or a licensed …

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CBS2 Exclusive: Tour One Of New York’s Medical Marijuana Production Facilities

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Packages of medical marijuana in Israel (file / credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New York’s new medical marijuana program is going through some growing pains. More than 8,000 patients have prescriptions statewide, but proposed rule changes could dramatically increase that number. CBS2’s Brian Conybeare took an exclusive look inside one of only five legal pot production facilities …

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Medical marijuana ordinance frustrates Lansing city council

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Back in May, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero issued a moratorium to be placed on all medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Lansing meaning it blocked all new dispensaries from opening. But, if your business was up and running before the moratorium was enforced, you were in the clear. Since the moratorium passed, there’s been a …

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Medical Marijuana A ‘Gateway To Health, Freedom’?

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State Rep. Jeremy Faison, right, joins Haleigh’s Hope founder Jason Cranford at the organization’s facility in Colorado. Haleigh’s Hope produces a cannabis oil extract used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy. State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-11th, of Cosby, recently spent three days in Colorado, where he talked with former Tennessee residents who’ve moved to the state to …

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Medicine or Menace: Medical Marijuana In Action

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ARKANSAS–Arkansas voters are facing a decision. Should medical marijuana be legalized in the state? There has been much debate over the benefits of the medicinal value of cannabis, and the impact legalization could have on the state. To get a better idea we sent our Drew Petrimoulx to New Mexico, a state that approved medical marijuana nearly ten years ago. …

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Medical marijuana advocates look for big 2017

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AUSTIN – The latest polls show voters are poised to legalize marijuana in all five states with initiatives on the ballot this November. For marijuana advocates in Texas and elsewhere, the new year could begin with the wind strongly at their backs. Texas passed its first "compassionate use" law in 2015, which allowed marijuana-based oil to treat intractable epilepsy. The …