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Medical marijuana industry taking root in Philadelphia

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Derek Green One year after Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections has issued nine zoning permits for potential grower-processors and dispensaries in the city. Wolf approved a bill legalizing and setting up protocol for medical marijuana in the state on April 17, 2016. According to the Governor’s Office, since …

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One Year After PA Legalized Medical Marijuana, Much Work Remains

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) – It’s now been a year since medical marijuana was legalized in Pennsylvania. The drug’s still not available for prescription in the commonwealth, but Governor Tom Wolf says the process is right on-track, with permits set to be allocated soon and the rollout expected to be totally complete by the middle of next year. The governor and medical …

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Medical marijuana producer eyeing Adamsville site

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SHANNON ROAE | Meadville TribuneThe former location of Garvin Industries in Adamsville is scheduled to be sold in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Erie. ERIE – The sale of a former manufacturing property in southwestern Crawford County was approved by a federal bankruptcy court on Monday, but the sale is contingent on the buyer obtaining a medical marijuana growing license from …

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Moms says medical marijuana transformed their children’s lives

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Group of Valley mothers advocate for medical marijuana for children after they see results at home. Leaf of a marijuana plant under a grow light at an international lab. Getty Images Copyright Associated Press They are a group of moms who have been fighting the stigma, paving the way, and educating themselves about the benefits of medical marijuana. They say …

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Diego Sanchez: Medical Marijuana Almost Killed Me

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Diego SanchezJeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Diego Sanchez has a lot of stories to tell, about fighting and life. His latest? That medical marijuana caused him to have serious heart problems that, for a time, left him concerned about the future of his fight career and even his life. In an extended interview with broadcaster Ariel Helwani on Monday on The …

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Las Vegas mulling changes to medical marijuana laws

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Kyle Ransom adjusts a display at BLÜM Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Bridget Bennett/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bridgetkbennett Las Vegas city officials are eyeing sweeping changes to medical marijuana regulations that would relax the rules and more closely align the city with Clark County. A City Council committee on Monday discussed proposed changes …

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Advocates say anti-drug group is helping craft Florida’s medical marijuana laws

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Advocates who worked to pass Florida’s medical marijuana amendment last year say an anti-drug group who opposed the measure is helping write the state’s new rules on cannabis. The Miami Herald reports the Drug Free America Foundation , which was founded by Republican financiers Mel and Betty Sembler, raised millions of dollars in 2014 to defeat medical marijuana on the …

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Regulations for Ohio medical marijuana growers finalized

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Rules and regulations for Ohio’s medical marijuana cultivators cleared the final step Monday in a months-long drafting process. This file photo was taken at Medicine Man in Denver, Colorado in September 2016. (Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio — Medical marijuana will be grown on up to 24 licensed sites statewide — subject to some of the highest fees in the …