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Some worried about the future of medical marijuana

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) – Some people are worried about the Trump Administration’s stance of medical marijuana, as Donald Trump is stepping into the Oval Office. Trump has selected Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the country’s new Attorney General. Sessions is an outspoken opponent of Marijuana, and some are wondering what will happen to medical marijuana in Arizona, should Sessions be …

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Indiana American Legion pushes for medical marijuana research

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Copyright Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana American Legion passed a resolution on Sunday that would support medical marijuana research to treat common injuries to service members including PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. The veteran service organization said they are working to push Indiana legislators to approve the private growth and research of marijuana for medical purposes and to reduce …

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Farm grows first of Alachua County’s medical cannabis

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CHT Medical, in Alachua, has been operating for a week, becoming Alachua County’s first medical marijuana manufacturer. The scent of terpenes is strong inside CHT Medical, Alachua County’s first operating medical marijuana manufacturer and one of seven statewide. Terpenes is a cannabis oil, and its scent is most pungent in CHT’s Alachua-based greenhouse, where rows and rows of plants spend …

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Medical Cannabis Act gets new life

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The Medical Cannabis Act gets new life in the legislature as Sen. Anna Wishart proposes the bill. Nick Starling BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) – There’s a renewed push to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. Senator Anna Wishart of Lincoln introduced the Medical Cannabis Act on Wednesday, the very last day to introduce bills. This is the first time the bill has …

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Medical marijuana lands Newman man in Texas trouble

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Phillio Blanton Newman resident Phillip Blanton is pictured with his granddaughter, Makayla Farley, who is battling Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Phillip Blanton, 67, said he was arrested Jan. 1 when authorities found four ounces of marijuana and several dozen marijuana-laced cookies in the trunk of his car following a traffic stop. Blanton, who was booked into jail but is free …

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Local doctors greenlit to prescribe medical marijuana

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As Floridians and their doctors await state health officials to set rules to govern the distribution of medical marijuana, a handful of local doctors have qualified to register patients to receive medical marijuana treatments. One doctor in Escambia County, five in Santa Rosa County and four in Okaloosa County have completed the required training that will allow them to register …

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Uncertainty, financing issues challenge local dispensaries in budding medical marijuana industry

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Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz talks with Greenhouse co-owners, Mitch Kahn and Matt Darin (back to camera) at the medical marijuana dispensary in Deerfield, Dec. 12, 2015. (Brian O’Mahoney / Pioneer Press) Inside the Professional Dispensaries of Illinois office in Buffalo Grove on a weekday earlier in January, Joseph Friedman assisted a man whose elderly mother was considering medical marijuana for …

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NY keeps medical marijuana doctors secret, hampering access

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Advocates say it’s too hard to find doctors who have undergone the training that allows them to connect patients with medical marijuana providers. JOHN R. ROBY The Watchdog File is a weekly column investigating the data, officials and institutions that shape life in New York State. Follow @watchdog_file on Twitter, and send tips to jroby@gannett.com. ♦ More than a year …