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NEW: Florida House approves medical marijuana bill

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TALLAHASSEE Florida would have more than a dozen pot operators — with unlimited retail locations — under a proposal overwhelmingly approved by the state House on Tuesday. The latest version of the House bill brings the House and Senate closer to finalizing a medical marijuana measure before Friday’s scheduled end of the legislative session. Lawmakers are attempting to reach consensus …

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Milton Township mulls medical marijuana businesses

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A small community of several thousand people in Cass County is the latest in Southwest Michigan to consider allowing medical marijuana businesses. The Milton Township Planning Commission is asking township residents to weigh in on the topic through correspondence or by voicing their opinions during public comment portions of upcoming public meetings. But don’t expect any action on the matter …

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The Cannabis Health Index Aims To Be a Bible of Medical Marijuana

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The Cannabis Health Index Aims To Be a Bible of Medical Marijuana Ever wanted to use weed to treat what ails you, but found yourself wading through multitudes of semi-convincing blog posts and abstracts for medical papers that require a subscription to view in full? You’re not alone. The good news is, as cannabis becomes increasingly mainstream, comprehensive sources of …

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Florida House gets comfortable with medical marijuana, but says no to smoking it

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The Florida House passed legislation that would put medical marijuana into effect in the state after making last-minute changes released by bill sponsors Tuesday morning. Under the House’s proposal ( HB 1397 ), patients with a list of conditions — including cancer, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy — could be certified to obtain medical marijuana by a doctor. The bill also says …

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An Insider’s Guide to California’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

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The three state agencies that will oversee California’s medical cannabis industry released their proposed rules for the state system late last week. There are a lot of them. Rules, that is. It took us a while to comb through them all, but we managed. The result: Below you will find the single most insightful, comprehensive, legalese-free insider’s guide to California’s …

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80 percent of North Carolinians want medical marijuana legalized, poll says

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North Carolinians overwhelmingly want to see medical marijuana legalized, according to a new Elon University poll . Twenty-nine states have signed off on the medical use of marijuana, and a majority of North Carolina voters polled say they want their state to become the 30th – 80 percent say they approve of legalizing it. Seventeen percent of those polled opposed …

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House Overwhelmingly Approves Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

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The Florida House of Representatives green-lighted its version of a proposal to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry after the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, filed a lengthy strike-all amendment to the legislation early Tuesday morning. Rodrigues overhauled HB 1397 in a last-minute amendment which spanned 82 pages and made several suggestions and changes to dispensing, labeling and the overall …

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North Coast marijuana producers react to California’s draft medical marijuana rules

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The first draft of rules for California’s medical marijuana industry would establish a highly regulated business environment, with strict limits on the hours of operation and the amount of THC infused into oils, and in turn set standards for cleaner, more consistent products for pot consumers. State regulators from three departments released a trove of proposed rules Friday for marijuana …