medical marijuana

Ready, set, grow: Southern University picks medical marijuana business vendor

Ready, set, grow: Southern University picks medical marijuana business vendor

Southern University picked Advanced Biomedics of Lafayette and its guaranteed $6 million in payments to operate the school's medical marijuana business....
Michigan will allow one-stop shopping for some medical marijuana businesses

Michigan will allow one-stop shopping for some medical marijuana businesses

Medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries can operate at same location, says the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs...
University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers

University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers

University of Maryland pharmacy school cancelled plans to offer online medical marijuana training courses....
LSU finalizes contract for medical marijuana operations

LSU finalizes contract for medical marijuana operations

The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC to operate the center's medical marijuana business....
Top Republican senator introduces a medical marijuana research bill, says it's 'high time' to address in pun-filled statement

Top Republican senator introduces a medical marijuana research bill, says it's 'high time' to address in pun-filled statement

Sen. Orrin Hatch, an 83-year old conservative from Utah, has all the weed puns....
State: Law enforcement could shut down pot dispensaries

State: Law enforcement could shut down pot dispensaries

Michigan may consider existing dispensaries an “impediment” to issuing licenses if they remain open after Dec. 15...
Medical marijuana shops get a temporary reprieve from state

Medical marijuana shops get a temporary reprieve from state

State regulators say medical marijuana dispensaries will put their chance at a state license in jeopardy if they stay open past Dec. 15...
Future of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries in the hands of licensing board

Future of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries in the hands of licensing board

Some marijuana licensing board members want existing dispensaries to close until licenses handed out next year....
Olivia Newton-John talks 'agonizing' pain after cancer diagnosis

Olivia Newton-John talks 'agonizing' pain after cancer diagnosis

Olivia Newton-John revealed that she was unable to walk after her recent cancer diagnosis....
Finding pot growers harder than universities thought

Finding pot growers harder than universities thought

Two years have passed since Louisiana legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes but contracting a company to grow the plants is proving more difficult than expected....
Questions raised about company LSU will contract to grow marijuana for medical uses

Questions raised about company LSU will contract to grow marijuana for medical uses

The loser in the bid to grow medical marijuana for LSU claims the winning company’s financial disclosures are full of “red flags” that could invite federal investigation and...
Meet the companies launching Maryland's cannabis industry

Meet the companies launching Maryland's cannabis industry

From pharmaceutical experts to former restaurateurs, Maryland's first medical marijuana growers are getting started....
Marijuana commission head defends review process in light of lawsuit against applicant

Marijuana commission head defends review process in light of lawsuit against applicant

Head of cannabis commission defends application process after pre-approved applicant is sued by federal government for discriminating against Hispanic workers at previous business....
Baltimore City Council weighs concerns about cannabis dispensaries

Baltimore City Council weighs concerns about cannabis dispensaries

Baltimore City Council members heard concerns about medical cannabis dispensaries Wednesday....
Marijuana panel surprised by federal lawsuit against Annapolis dispensary owner

Marijuana panel surprised by federal lawsuit against Annapolis dispensary owner

The commission regulating medical marijuana was unaware that it awarded a dispensary license in Annapolis to a man under federal investigation for workplace discrimination....
Baltimore readies for 11 medical marijuana businesses to open

Baltimore readies for 11 medical marijuana businesses to open

As Baltimore prepares for the opening of 11 medical marijuana dispensaries, some residents say it’s been difficult to get information about where they’re opening or how they were...
Congress should continue to protect state marijuana laws

Congress should continue to protect state marijuana laws

Other countries have declared the war on drugs a failure. Making drugs illegal is what creates the black market and ensuing crime and violence. Wasn’t this lesson learned 100 years...
Maricopa County taxman to medical-marijuana businesses: Pay up or else

Maricopa County taxman to medical-marijuana businesses: Pay up or else

The Maricopa County Assessor's Office is cracking down on medical-marijuana businesses that haven't paid personal property taxes....
Why weed could cut into liquor sales across Nevada

Why weed could cut into liquor sales across Nevada

In three of the first four states to start legal recreational pot sales, an increasing number of consumers are choosing bud over Budweiser. That conclusion comes from ......
Want to see proof of institutional racism? Let weed open your eyes.

Want to see proof of institutional racism? Let weed open your eyes.

A Maryland law required racial diversity in licensing medical marijuana growers, but none of the firms chosen as operators is owned by African Americans....
Pot users, others sought to hash out marijuana rules

Pot users, others sought to hash out marijuana rules

The state is seeking interested Michiganians to take part in medical marijuana rule work groups...
Michigan regulator: Shut down medical pot shops

Michigan regulator: Shut down medical pot shops

A Medical Marihuana Licensing Board member set off worries Monday by sugesting the board shut down existing dispensaries...
Communities across Michigan deciding on opting in or out of medical marijuana business

Communities across Michigan deciding on opting in or out of medical marijuana business

Before medical marijuana businesses can get a license from the state, they must get a green light from communities....
No licenses yet for Harford medical marijuana firms

No licenses yet for Harford medical marijuana firms

No licenses have been approved yet for medical marijuana dispensaries in Harford County, but the state's cannabis commission is scheduled to meet Aug. 28 to consider more...
Need relief from chronic pain? Marijuana may not help after all, studies say

Need relief from chronic pain? Marijuana may not help after all, studies say

When it comes to treating chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder, an increasing number of people are turning to marijuana for relief....
Maryland regulators approve eight new medical marijuana growers

Maryland regulators approve eight new medical marijuana growers

Eight new medical marijuana growers were granted final approval, moving Maryland closer to launching its long-delayed program....
Ban on home delivery for recreational pot surprises Nevada industry officials

Ban on home delivery for recreational pot surprises Nevada industry officials

When the Nevada Department of Taxation last month released a draft of permanent regulations to govern recreational marijuana starting Jan. 1, one item was noticeably missing for...
Seattle targets pot event in legal weed state, then drops it

Seattle targets pot event in legal weed state, then drops it

A giant summertime festival celebrating all things marijuana has drawn support or at least toleration over the years from officials in Seattle ......
Letter from Clark County to marijuana industry: Don’t promote public pot use

Letter from Clark County to marijuana industry: Don’t promote public pot use

Las Vegas marijuana business owners this week received a letter from the Clark County Business License Department reaffirming regulations for pot consumption in the area. The...
Medical pot shops hold public expo, complete with cooking demos, to reduce stigma of product

Medical pot shops hold public expo, complete with cooking demos, to reduce stigma of product

Three Lake County medical marijuana dispensaries held a public expo to educate potential patients....
Illegal marijuana farms in California dump shocking amount of toxic waste

Illegal marijuana farms in California dump shocking amount of toxic waste

The problem has gotten significantly worse in the past few years....
Cannabis company plans to turn nearby desert town into pot paradise

Cannabis company plans to turn nearby desert town into pot paradise

Now that one of the largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? ......
Roger Goodell talks marijuana and its potential in treating player health in the NFL

Roger Goodell talks marijuana and its potential in treating player health in the NFL

The collectively bargained substance-abuse policy bans players from consuming marijuana, but many former and current athletes have advocated for the use of cannabinoids as...
Smoking pot does relax you, scientists say. But is that a good thing?

Smoking pot does relax you, scientists say. But is that a good thing?

A new study aims to answer the question: Are chronic marijuana users really more relaxed than everyone else?...
Paying taxes is the most dangerous part of selling legal weed

Paying taxes is the most dangerous part of selling legal weed

LOS ANGELES — Jerred Kiloh’s eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still behind him. It had been hanging off Kiloh’s bumper ever...
Marijuana advertisements might be banned from Las Vegas airport

Marijuana advertisements might be banned from Las Vegas airport

Taxis bearing marijuana advertisements could be banned from carrying passengers to and from McCarran International Airport, if ambiguous wording in a proposed ordinance isn’t...
Henderson council votes to extend moratorium on recreational weed

Henderson council votes to extend moratorium on recreational weed

Marijuana shoppers hoping to buy recreational weed in Henderson will have to wait for at least another month after the Henderson City Council voted unanimously to ......
Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to ease crisis

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to ease crisis

Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana industry is one of the rare new jobs opening up on the island....
NFL offering to work with NFLPA in studying marijuana

NFL offering to work with NFLPA in studying marijuana

The NFL appears to be wavering on it’s stance toward marijuana, offering to work with the NFL Players Association in studying it....
Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and...
It’s going to get easier to buy medical marijuana in NY

It’s going to get easier to buy medical marijuana in NY

Medical marijuana will soon be easier to get in New York. The state has doubled the number authorized distributors from 5 to 10 and the newly approved companies plans to dispense...
State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana

State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana

Black state lawmakers implored political leaders to reconvene the General Assembly to reshape the state's medical marijuana industry. Legislative leaders said no....
U.S. Hemp Corp. says it's not a potential vendor for SU marijuana business, just a consultant

U.S. Hemp Corp. says it's not a potential vendor for SU marijuana business, just a consultant

Dewmar International BMC Inc. said Thursday that subsidiary U.S. Hemp Corp. is under contract with one of the vendors that has applied to operate Southern University's medical...
5 tips for talking to your doctor about marijuana

5 tips for talking to your doctor about marijuana

How to start a conversation about marijuana with your doctor....
A young leukemia survivor skipped chemo and took medical marijuana instead

A young leukemia survivor skipped chemo and took medical marijuana instead

Medical marijuana for adults is still controversial. For children, it’s a live grenade. And possibly a lifesaver....
Clark County mulls control board to keep marijuana businesses in line

Clark County mulls control board to keep marijuana businesses in line

Arguing that the emerging marijuana industry demands more oversight than your run-of-the-mill business, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick on Tuesday floated the idea of creating a...
Nevada should snuff out pot distributor mandate

Nevada should snuff out pot distributor mandate

State-led marijuana legalization has led to Onion-like headlines across the country. “Here comes the first Church of Cannabis,” “Colorado to offer one-day tax holiday on ......
Have we been lied to about weed?

Have we been lied to about weed?

WHILE the recreational use of marijuana is becoming slowly legalised across the globe, the drug is still largely considered to have diminishing results on mental and physical...
Hogan names 10 to medical marijuana commission, replacing 6 commissioners

Hogan names 10 to medical marijuana commission, replacing 6 commissioners

Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday made 10 appointments to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, filling vacant positions and replacing six commissioners whose terms had expired....