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Ann Arbor imposes moratorium on new marijuana dispensaries

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ann Arbor is temporarily halting new medical marijuana dispensaries after recently receiving more than 30 permit applications to operate in the city. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to impose a 60-day moratorium on issuing new

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program to allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Patients registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program will soon be able to consume it in dry leaf or flower form, and more medical conditions will qualify for treatment by the drug. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s health secretary

Louisiana House backs expansion of medical marijuana program

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, as the product nears availability within months. The House voted 60-39 Thursday to add more conditions to the list of diseases and disorders eligible

Ex-NFL and NHL pros: Cannabis is good medicine

An all-star roster of retired professional athletes are raising their voices for medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Six former pros — five of them ex-NFL players — led a panel discussion about medical cannabis at the NoCo Hemp Expo held in

Op-ed: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic

America’s opioids crisis has taken a staggering toll, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016 alone and more than 250,000 people over the past decade. On Thursday, underscoring the severity of the crisis, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a statement

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program may allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can

Maryland lawmakers OK bill to boost diversity in state’s medical marijuana industry

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to help improve diversity in Maryland’s new medical marijuana industry received final approval by the General Assembly on Monday, as lawmakers worked toward a midnight deadline when the legislative session is scheduled to end.

Utah Medical Association: medical marijuana campaign “not about medicine”

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Medical Association is accusing the leaders of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state of misleading voters into supporting the measure. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the association says the “initiative is

Illinois’ medical marijuana industry is about to lose its main bank

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois medical marijuana companies may have to deal in cash because the main bank serving them is withdrawing from the industry. The Bank of Springfield informed cannabis clients last month it would close their accounts May

More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. In the first study, Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Jason

New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it

Utah governor to oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will work to oppose a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Republican governor said in a statement Thursday that he believe the proposal has major flaws

Michigan closed 210 medical marijuana shops in the last 2 weeks. Most were in Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive

Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin via tweet late Wednesday and announced that he would

Iowa selects 3 companies to run marijuana dispensaries in 5 cities

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state agency has offered licenses to three companies to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Tuesday it would allow medical marijuana sales in five Iowa communities. Dispensaries

New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program, Gov. Phil Murphy pushing for recreational

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program and said residents would no longer have to “jump through hoops” to get access to the drug. Murphy unveiled the recommendations of

Marijuana entrepreneurs hope for green in reliably red Texas

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 4:43 pm • Updated: Mar 19, 2018, 4:43 pm By Melissa Repko, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — As state after state loosens laws on the sale of marijuana, a whole industry has sprung up to

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