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Utah Psychiatric Association opposes medical marijuana ballot initiative

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Marijuana – CNN SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Psychiatric Association released an official statement on a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, which had gathered 200,000 signatures in an attempt to make it on November’s ballot. “The Utah Psychiatric Association supports UMA’s position opposing the Utah Marijuana Initiative as written,” the statement said. “We recognize that cannabis may have potential treatment …

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Inside the second medical marijuana dispensary to open in Central Massachusetts

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Medical marijuana patients now have another place to buy their medicine in Central Massachusetts with the opening of a dispensary in Oxford. Curaleaf , located at 425 Main St., opened its doors to customers on Saturday. It’s one of 24 registered marijuana dispensaries in the state, according to the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program . In Central Massachusetts, Curaleaf …

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Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

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SALT LAKE CITY – The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to …

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Medical marijuana in Louisiana could be ready by fall 2018

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PHOTO BY FREEIMAGES.COM/NEBULA HAZE Medical marijuana products could be available to Louisiana patients as early as September — 40 years after state lawmakers first approved marijuana for medical use. Officials from Louisiana State University and Southern University — the stewards of the state crops to be processed into marijuana-based medicines — presented rough timelines and budgets to the joint House …

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Did you know medical marijuana is legal in Florida?

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Sorry for the rhetorical question – it’s just hard to tell, you know, because despite voters overwhelmingly approving Amendment 2 in 2016, many patients are still waiting for relief. The Florida Legislature took its sweet time coming up with laws to implement medical cannabis in the state and finally turned it over to the state Department of Health. DOH said, …

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Cannabis Control Chairman Steven Hoffman: Regulations will protect supply for medical marijuana patients

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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman would not commit to requiring registered marijuana dispensaries that get priority certification to serve medical patients. (State House News Service / file) BOSTON — Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman said he believes existing regulations are adequate to protect patients’ supply of medical marijuana once the recreational industry opens. But, Hoffman said of …

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County patients finding relief with medical marijuana

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Jake Van Wingerden, owner of SunMed Growers in Warwick, is producing more than 25 pounds of medical marijuana a day for the state’s new prescription industry. CECIL COUNTY — Tucked into the rolling farm fields of Warwick is likely Maryland’s largest medical marijuana grow facility, where some 100,000 plants bask in the sunshine under a state-of-the-art greenhouse. This is SunMed …