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Health Department Tests Online Medical Marijuana Application System

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Emergency rules that govern medical marijuana from seed to sell went into effect Monday. There’s no drug to buy or sell at this point, but the key players, the Medical Marijuana Commission, Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and Arkansas Department of Health, are preparing for that moment. "We want to make sure the process is as seamless …

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Leaders spar over medical marijuana bill failure

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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – With its fate now in the hands of state health officials, Republican legislative leaders are blaming each other for failing to create a framework for carrying out a voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. The finger-pointing came after eleventh-hour negotiations between House and Senate leaders bombed in the waning hours of the legislative session Friday, …

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Texas mom continues to push for medical marijuana legislation

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AUSTIN – Three months ago we met Vincent Zuniga , an 9-year-old boy suffering from autism and epilepsy that would cause constant seizures and aggression. Zuniga’s parents moved him to Colorado to get legal access to medical marijuana. Since the move, his mother Michelle Walker said she is finally getting to know who her son is. Texas House panels endorses …

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Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana bill likely won’t reach House floor

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman Amid several pressing legislative deadlines, some lawmakers are concerned that a bill to expand the medicinal use of marijuana won’t ever get its day on the House floor. House Bill 2107 would expand the “Compassionate Use Act” — a measure that was signed into law in 2015 — and allow the use of medical marijuana for …

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Youngstown mayor supports medical marijuana growers in city

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(AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – In two weeks, Ohio will start accepting applications for people who want to grow medical marijuana in the state. Only 24 growers will be picked and Youngstown hopes to be included in that number. Bob Monrean, whose wife is battling cancer, fully supports growing medical marijuana in the city. “As far as long-term …

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State releases list of medical marijuana providers

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New York has published a partial list of doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants registered to certify patients for using medical marijuana. The list at on the Health Department’s website includes the 32 percent of medical professionals who have consented to make their names public, including 15 in Western New York. The Health Department says it is prohibited from releasing …

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Survey Says 87-Percent Of NFL Players In Support Of Medical Marijuana

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 15: A pylon is seen with an NFL logo at Lincoln Financial Field on November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is it time for the NFL to embrace medical marijuana? The players say yes. 152 National Football League players were surveyed by BudTrader.com — an online medical marijuana …