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South Orange to Hold Meeting Aug 20 to Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana Treatment Center

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From South Orange Village President Sheena Collum: South Orange Board of Trustees to hold a Special Meeting on Monday, August 20th. The governing body will be considering a resolution that would provide support for an Alternative Treatment Center to operate in South Orange. Message from the Office of the Village President August 17, 2018 South Orange Neighbors, This letter is …

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Amelia Weaver, Hibbing girl who inspired campaign for medical marijuana, dies at 12

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Amelia Weaver and her mother Angie share a connection during a conversation at their home in Hibbing, Minn., in June 2016. Amelia’s condition improved when she began using medical marijuana to treat a form of epilepsy. (Bob King / Forum News Service) HIBBING, Minn. — Amelia Weaver, the Hibbing girl whose fight with a rare form of epilepsy led her …

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Florida’s medical marijuana industry is hiring, but stoners need not apply

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The hunt is on for budtenders, cannabis cultivators, weed botanists and dozens of other new jobs that have sprouted with Florida’s nascent medical marijuana industry. With dispensaries scouting locations across the state and 147,000 people signed up to use the now-legalized drug, the developing industry is quickly trying to recruit thousands of workers to develop, grow and sell medical cannabis. …

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Hampton recommends changing zoning law to allow medical cannabis oil production

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Cannabis plants growing at Arizona Organix, a medical marijuana dispensary in Phoenix, Ariz. The company is owned and operated by Ben Myer, who is a partner with Rx Native Pharmaceutical, a Hampton start-up seeking to be the first of its kind licensed in Virginia. August 5, 2018. (Rx Native Pharmaceutical / HANDOUT) Hampton is inching closer to having a medical …

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Cannabis groups come together on draft of medical marijuana rules to present to legislative working group

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Several groups of cannabis stakeholders have come together to provide to legislators a 200-page draft bill that would provide clarity to businesses and patients as the state’s medical marijuana program launches. With a tight timeline for implementation required by State Question 788, the Oklahoma Board of Health was tasked with passing emergency rules so applicants would be able to submit …

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Hibbing girl, a centerpiece in the medical marijuana debate, dies at age 12

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Amelia Weaver, seen in this 2016 photo, suffered fewer seizures and became more alert after being placed on a medical marijuana regimen, her parents said. The Hibbing girl, who was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, died on Thursday. file / News Tribune Amelia Weaver, the Hibbing girl whose fight with a rare form of epilepsy led her parents to the center …

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After Delay, Louisiana OKs Planting of Medical Marijuana

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Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay. The Monroe News-Star reports that Strain’s team met with LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson and the head of LSU’s marijuana contractor GB Sciences Wednesday to clear the path for …

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LSU AgCenter receives final approval to start planting medical marijuana

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LSU AgCenter and GB Sciences received the final approval to start planting medical marijuana on Friday (Aug. 17)(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) ( The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry gave the LSU Ag Center and GB Sciences the final ok on Friday (Aug. 17) to start growing Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana . LSU AgCenter and Southern University …