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Medical marijuana rolls out in Florida

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Medical marijuana can be just what the doctor orders — at least some doctors. Beginning Tuesday, Amendment 2 rolls out in Florida. It was supported by 71 percent of voters in November; but don’t expect to see pot shops popping up on every corner. Doctors are taking on the risk to put the drug in patients’ hands. Right now, there …

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Medical marijuana a growing business in Connecticut, as number of patients now tops 15,000

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Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino, owner of Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut, one of eight medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino shows a sample of a medical marijuana prescription. Catherine Avalone — New Haven Register BRANFORD >> When Nick Tamborrino moved into his newly expanded medical marijuana dispensary, it came with its own vault for storing the drugs. Formerly a …

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Florida’s new medical marijuana law takes effect Tuesday

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It was a big day for pot in America. USA TODAY (Photo: tvirbickis, Getty Images/iStockphoto) TALLAHASSEE – Dr. Joseph Dorn has had a unique vantage point when it comes to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Florida. Dorn was the medical director of Surterra Therapeutics, which is one of the six dispensing organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical cannabis …

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Doctor prepares to open medical marijuana clinic

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SARASOTA (FOX 13) – Dr. Barry Gordon is prepared for a very busy week at his practice. On Tuesday, his doors will open for patients who want to qualify for medical marijuana. After working as an ER doctor in Ohio for 32 years, Gordon retired to Venice. He opened Physicians Advanced Laser Center, removing tattoos and operating as a telemedicine …

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Florida Prepares As Medical Marijuana Amendment Goes Into Effect Tuesday

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Dr. Joseph Dorn has had a unique vantage point when it comes to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Florida. Dorn was the medical director of Surterra Therapeutics, which is one of the six dispensing organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical cannabis in the state. He resigned from that position two months ago and has opened a medical marijuana …

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GA lawmakers gear up for 2017 medical marijuana initiatives

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(Source: WTVM) (WTVM) – As the new year inches closer, many lawmakers are looking forward to a new legislative session to push important issues, and make changes for you. One Georgia republican, in particular, hopes the upcoming legislative session is more welcoming to medical marijuana laws. "Very painful and rare genetic skin disease. He’s young and his condition causes severe …

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California’s Gigantic Medical-Marijuana Industry Could Be Devastated by an Unlikely Source

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Image source: Getty Images. If you support the legalization of marijuana, 2016 didn’t give you much to complain about. Last year, residents in four states approved recreational-marijuana ballot initiatives, doubling the total from the end of 2015, while five new states put medical-cannabis laws on their books. By year’s end, 28 states and Washington, D.C., had legalized medical pot. And …

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What to know as Amendment 2 goes into effect on Tuesday

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Joseph Dorn has had a unique vantage point when it comes to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Florida. Dorn was the medical director of Surterra Therapeutics, which is one of the six dispensing organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical cannabis in the state. He resigned from that position two months ago and has …