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Florida to become first Southern state with a full-scale medical marijuana program

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Chris Hughes, aka "Cannabis Man," campaigns on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. on Nov. 7, 2016, to legalize medical marijuana. The Associated Press is projecting that voters in Florida have approved a state constitutional amendment allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. With its "yes" vote, Florida will become the first state in the South with a …

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Florida Approves Medical Marijuana

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A marijuana plant on the outskirts of Tallahassee, Fla. (Joe Rondone /Tallahassee Democrat via AP, File) (Newser) – Marijuana advocates have won their first battle of the night, in Florida. Residents there voted decisively to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, reports the AP . The constitutional amendment, which needed more than 60% support to prevail, makes the state the first …

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Will Medical Marijuana See the Light of Day in North Dakota?

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Image source: Getty Images. What’s being voted on Among the many critical issues being voted on today in North Dakota, none stands out as more intriguing than North Dakota Measure 5, which is officially known as the North Dakota Compassionate Use Act. Measure 5 will decided whether or not the people of North Dakota want to allow medical marijuana to …

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Projected: Medical Marijuana Amendment Approved

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Voters appear to have passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016. The victory for Issue 6 makes the medical use of marijuana legal under Arkansas law and establishes a system for the cultivation, acquisition and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. The measure got on the ballot through the efforts of a citizen group that …

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Medical marijuana measure gets the nod

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Medical marijuana may soon be legal in the state, a change its lead supporter said shows North Dakotans’ compassion for people suffering from chronic pain. Measure 5 was leading with 62 percent of the vote as of at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 234 of 432 precincts reporting. "I believe that the North Dakota population voted for caring. They have friends, …

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Devout Mormons Embrace Medical Marijuana In Utah

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Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments. Nathan Frodsham has advanced degenerative disc disease, leaving him with burning pain as nerves in his neck are pinched by bones. The pain made long days working in his job as a data scientist difficult, …

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Amendment 2: Florida voters decide medical marijuana question

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Supporters of a measure to expand the availability of medical marijuana in Florida declared victory soon after polls closed. Statewide, Amendment 2 was winning by a margin of 70.9 percent to 29.1 percent, the Florida Division of Elections said at 8 p.m. Tuesday. With a quarter of Palm Beach County votes counted, nearly 75 percent of voters supported Amendment 2. …

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Medical marijuana sails to victory in Florida

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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 9: View of medical marijuana plant propagated at Josh Gender’s medical marijuana growing operation in Washington, DC on September 7, 2016. Genderson, who owns a successful DC liquor store, is a licensed grower in Massachusetts. And recently, he was awarded a license to grow in Maryland. Genderson is marketing his products under the Liberty cannabis label. …