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Florida bill would ban the use of telemedicine to prescribe medical marijuana

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Over the last five years, there has been considerable traction in two non-traditional approaches to healthcare: implementation of telemedicine, and the prescribing of marijuana to treat some health conditions. But some states are nervous about the two overlapping, choosing to specifically ban the use of telemedicine to prescribe medical marijuana at the same time as expanding legal use of the …

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State lists applicants to grow medical cannabis in Pa.

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handout David Tuttleman, who already operates a cannabis growing operation in Nevada, has applied for one of the two permits to cultivate in Southeastern Pennsylvania. A complete list of companies that want to grow and process medical marijuana in Pennsylvania was released Friday by the state Department of Health. If all goes as planned, the state will award 12 of …

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On medical marijuana, Hastings against growing but open to dispensing

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Hastings The new medical marijuana licensing and dispensing program in Ohio was a major topic of this week’s Mayors Association of Ohio Annual Conference, and Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings said he has mixed feelings on the subject. Hastings attended the three-day conference in Columbus, and said Friday that marijuana growing will represent “a new industry.” “It was a bit surreal,” …

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AgCenter selects vendor for medical marijuana program

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York-based Five Leaf Remedies has been growing veggies to prepare the facility in case it wins a medical marijuana grower permit. Wochit The LSU AgCenter has notified the Board of Supervisors of their intent to contract with GB Sciences, Inc., to produce a medical marijuana product for qualifying patients. GB Sciences will work under the LSU AgCenter license in compliance …

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Undeterred, Iowa medical cannabis plan proceeds

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry DES MOINES — The federal government’s top attorney wants the freedom to prosecute states — such as Iowa — with medical marijuana programs, a letter made public last week shows. But Iowa officials insist the state’s …

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Lawsuit challenges Kentucky’s medical marijuana ban

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LOUISVILLE — Kentucky’s criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the suit said. The three plaintiffs include Dan Seum Jr., the son of a longtime Republican state senator. Another plaintiff, Amy Stalker, was …

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Better Know a Marijuana Stock: Medical Marijuana, Inc.

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The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and marijuana stock investors can’t help but take notice. According to a recent report from Marijuana Business Daily entitled "Marijuana Business Factbook 2017," U.S. legal marijuana sales are expected to grow by 30% to a range of $5.1 billion to $6.1 billion in 2017. By 2021, legal recreational and medical cannabis sales …