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Minnesota Approves PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Program

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Minnesota’s struggling medical marijuana program received another major boost earlier this week, when state health officials announced an expansion effort that will soon allow the participation of patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger, who seems to struggle with unleashing the full potential of the program, revealed on Thursday that patients with PTSD could …

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Ask a Stoner: Can NFL Players Use Medical Marijuana?

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Dear Stoner: ESPN just did a survey of players that shows they prefer medical marijuana to prescribed medications to deal with pain. So if a player gets legal medical marijuana and then fails an NFL drug test, who wins? Sports Fan Dear Fan: Compared with other professional sports entities, the National Football League has a pretty harsh policy. Even the …

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Davis Square one step closer to medical marijuana dispensaries

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City officials and community members gathered this week for a presentation from Garden Remedies Inc., one of four medical marijuana dispensary applicants who received letters of non-opposition from the Board of Aldermen in October. Somerville’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee responded positively to Garden Remedies’ application based on the team’s medical qualifications, experience, and proposed site design at 245 Elm Street, …

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Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana in the Works in Arkansas

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Medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include detailed labels with information about their laboratory analysis, dosage, source and warnings under a draft of rules being prepared for the launch of the state’s medical pot program. The proposed rules, which the state Department of Health released to The Associated Press, detail the process for patients to obtain registry …

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Legislators approve medical marijuana bills

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"We have done our work – we listened to the community, we amended the Joaquin ‘KC’ Concepcion Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013 to be patient-focused." – Sen. Tina Muña-Barnes Two key medical marijuana measures have passed the legislative threshold after months of public input and revisions. Lawmakers voted for Bills 343-33 and 344-33 yesterday – legacy measures stemming from …

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Program Could Be Delayed

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Although voters in Arkansas recently approved an initiative to legalize marijuana for medicinal use, it could be longer than originally anticipated before patients are able to take advantage of the program. That’s because legislation has been introduced in the Arkansas House that could end up preventing the state’s new medical marijuana program from being implemented in a timely manner. A …

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Implementation of medical marijuana in Florida moves slowly after overwhelming approval

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In this June 28, 2016 photo, Surterra Therapeutics Cultivation Manager Wes Conner displays the fully grown flower of one of their marijuana plants at their north Florida facility, on the outskirts of Tallahassee. The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, overwhelmingly was approved on the Florida general election ballot. (Joe Rondone /Tallahassee Democrat via AP) TALLAHASSEE …

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I’m A Medical Marijuana Patient and This Is What Happened When I Passed Through A Prohibition State

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Our holiday plans are taking many of us across state lines, and depending on what state you’re entering , it could feel like entering the belly of the beast. If your holiday travels take you through a prohibition state, it’s in your best interest to research state laws and decide how badly you need to carry marijuana on you. I …