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Florida Legislature Starts To Tackle Medical Marijuana Bills

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Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee Florida senators will begin hashing out possible medical marijuana laws this week. There are five competing bills just in the Florida Senate on how the state should implement a medical marijuana amendment. The Florida Senate’s Health Policy Committee under Senator Dana Young will start the medical marijuana debate. Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a broader medical …

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When will Hawaii’s medical marijuana dispensaries open?

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Hawaii has been given the green light to open up dispensaries for medical marijuana patients, but when will that happen? We take a closer look at what still needs to be done before cannabis goes out to customers. It has been nearly a year since the state granted eight medical marijuana dispensary licenses, but it wasn’t until last month that …

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Growers Not To Blame For Black Market

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Oregon Cannabis Connection In response to the Oregon State Police Report about Oregon’s continuing role in the marijuana black market, Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation, expressed to the Oregonian , “… medical marijuana growers are a chief source of black market cannabis leaving the state…she’s confident that tight regulation of the recreational …

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Logan County senator confident medical marijuana bill can pass Senate

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senator Richard Ojeda (D-Logan, 07), the lead sponsor of a medical marijuana bill, says he’s confident the bill will clear the Senate and return to the House of Delegates. “If it passes the Senate, then it will let people over there know that they have an opportunity to, once again, do something positive,” Ojeda said on last …

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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT Candy-maker takes expert skills to medical marijuana industry

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Candy-maker Chuck Higgins cuts a large batch of orange-flavored hard candy infused with medical marijuana. Higgins, who recently sold his business, now works for New MexiCann Natural Medicine, a medical marijuana dispensary. Daniel J. Chacón/The New Mexican Last year, the affable founder of C.G. Higgins Confections, a gourmet chocolate operation with two stores in Santa Fe, sold his business. Higgins …

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Believe it Could Be Used to Treat Opioid Addiction

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Jimmy Gould, who wants to establish a grow-facility in southwest Ohio, is pushing to have marijuana approved to treat opioid overdoses. One of the three people who plan to build a medical marijuana campus in Southwest Ohio thinks the drug can be used to treat one of the state’s biggest problems – opioid abuse. Jimmy Gould, an investor who also …