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State to move forward with new medical marijuana rules

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MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images/File 2017 The new rules are meant to ease the regulatory burden on dispensaries and make it easier for patients to get access to medical marijuana. After a yearlong delay, Governor Charlie Baker’s administration said Tuesday it will move forward with a series of improvements to the state’s medical marijuana program, drawing praise from dispensaries and patients who …

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Lake County becomes latest in Central Florida to ban medical marijuana shops

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TAVARES — Lake County commissioners decided Tuesday to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, citing the willingness of some neighboring communities to allow medicinal pot shops. “It doesn’t mean people cannot have medical marijuana delivered right to their homes from a dispensary,” Commissioner Leslie Campione said after the unanimous vote. “It doesn’t mean they can’t get a prescription or can’t use it. …

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GOP Congressman Wants Trump To Help Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in Congress for less than a year, but the Florida Republican has already become one of the House’s foremost leaders working to reform federal marijuana policies. From pushing to protect state laws to advocating marijuana’s reclassification to pressuring the Justice Department on expanding studies into the drug’s medical benefits, Gaetz is pursuing cannabis reform on …

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Stolen medical marijuana plants recovered

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RICHMOND–A medical marijuana patient’s pilfered pot plants were recovered on Oct. 4, following the execution of a search warrant on Main Street in Richmond, near the town’s police station. “The day after our last meeting on Oct. 3, we executed a search warrant on Main Street – not too far from the police station – in reference to stolen marijuana …

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#ACT: Medical Marijuana Could Be On The Line

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Protections for the medical marijuana markets that are now legal in 30 states are set to expire on December 8th . After that, over 2 million registered patients’ continued access to their medication will rely on the prohibitionist whims of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been lobbying aggressively for the ability to use the full force of the Justice …

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Brazil Announces Prominent Coverage in Brazilian Newspapers After Legal Victory

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after a Federal judge there ordered the government to subsidize payments for Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) for a Brazilian citizen. According to the article , the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region (TRF4) ordered the Union and the state of Santa Catarina to subsidize payments for RSHO™ for a Florianópolis merchant. The article states that: "The trader appealed …

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More Medical Marijuana, Less Narcotics

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Shutterstock Legalizing medical marijuana is controversial. Physicians have not always prescribed controlled substances wisely, as a look at our narcotic epidemic confirms. But marijuana is much safer than narcotics and, according to a recent study , might even save us money, by reducing people’s need for other, often more expensive medications. Most notably, marijuana can be an effective part of …

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Rossford approves medical marijuana moratorium

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge The sale and cultivation of medical marijuana could be legalized in Rossford after a moratorium expires. City Council on Monday voted 5-2 to ban issuing licenses or permits for 90 days, but introduced another ordinance that would legalize the practice. The city has been approached by a businessman interested in opening a dispensary who is eyeing a …