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After states legalized medical marijuana, traffic deaths fell

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Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted. "Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected," said Julian Santaella-Tenorio, the study’s lead author and a doctoral …

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Featured in L.A. Weekly Profile Story Covering Historic Export Agreements With Mexico, Other Latin American Nations

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Dec 29, 2016 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Article Features Unique Nature of Export Agreement of Cannabis-Related Products From Southern California to Latin America SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – December 29, 2016) – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (otc pink:MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that the Company, its subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico and its products were featured …

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Biggest stories of 2016: A roller coaster year for medical marijuana

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Thom Bridge, thom.bridge@helenair.com Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries lost and then regained the ability to serve more than three patients this year. Initiative 182, approved in November by 58 percent of voters across Montana and more than 61 percent of those in Lewis and Clark County, struck down a law passed by the state Legislature in 2011 that limited medical marijuana …

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Thousands of Nevada medical marijuana dispensary applications exposed online

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RENO — Thousands of medical marijuana agent applications for people looking to run a dispensary were exposed online , according to a statement from the Nevada Division of Public Behavioral Health. In a statement sent Wednesday evening, the state said it was investigating a "cyber-attack" on its Medical Marijuana Program database that affected medical marijuana agent cards, disclosing the Social …

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A Future For South Carolina Medical Cannabis In 2017

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Two South Carolina bills planned for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical cannabis for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. South Carolina is one of the many Southern states that allow the use of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, for specific medical conditions. However, the Palmetto state has fallen short in passing …

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Story of the Year No. 6: Medical marijuana dispensaries open in New Hampshire

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Linda Horan of Alstead talks about her first experience at Wellness Connection of Maine, a medical cannabis dispensary in Portland. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff » Buy this Image Flowering marijuana plants under yellow heat lamps are seen at Temescal Wellnessâs therapeutic cannabis cultivation site in Manchester on Friday, May 6, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz » …

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The biggest marijuana grow facility in the US isn’t where you think it would be

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California is at the forefront of the US medical marijuana industry, and weed’s positive impact on the state’s economy has been huge, generating $2.8 billion in 2015, with . The state’s largest grow facility was announced in June 2016 by GFarms, and is slated to be built in the town of , which declared itself insolvent in 2014 and is …

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MI medical marijuana dispensaries legal in 2017

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In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals grow at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to open next year in Michigan. A set of bills signed by Gov. Rick Snyder have made dispensaries …