ast week a New Jersey Senate committee approved a measure that would expand the state’s medical marijuana law, further nullifying federal prohibition in practice.
Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D) and Sen. Joseph Vitale (D) introduced Senate Bill 2345 (S2345) on June 9. The legislation would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to... more →
Although Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto seemed hell-bent on legalizing medical marijuana earlier this year, a recent report from Vice News suggests that all of the noise surrounding the possibility of major drug reforms in a nation, which is plagued by some of the most vicious cartel activity in the world, may have simply been... more →
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico’s state auditor and attorney general are looking into a backlog of applications for medical marijuana identification cards at the Department of Health amid a surge in requests by patients.
State Auditor Tim Keller announced Wednesday that his office plans to monitor efforts to clear the backlog... more →
SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Orrin Hatch unveiled a bipartisan bill this week that would allow researchers to study the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana.
Hatch introduced the legislation along with Sen. Chris Coons, a Republican from Delaware, and two Democratic senators — Sen. Brian Schatz from Hawaii and Sen. Thom Tillis from... more →
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Supporters of Arkansas’ medical marijuana turned in thousands of signatures Monday in an effort to put their legalization proposal on the state’s ballot this fall, and called on backers of a competing ballot measure to end their campaign.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care submitted 117,469 signatures to the... more →
PITTSBURGH (AP) – From the start, Lalit Chordia wants this to be clear: His manufacturing outfit in O’Hara is not a medical marijuana company.
It just happens that a high-pressure extraction method long mastered by Thar Process Inc. works wonders in producing treatments from the plant – namely pills, Chordia said.
Now... more →
LITTLE ROCK — Supporters of a proposed initiated act to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas submitted what they said were 117,469 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office and called on the backers of a competing proposal to drop their efforts Monday.
Shortly after the group delivered the signatures, in boxes labeled... more →
AS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An expo in southern New Mexico aims to help marijuana producers and lawmakers improve the state’s growing medical marijuana industry.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/Khc1LR) the use of medical marijuana will be featured at the 2016 Southern New Mexico Cannabis Expo at Hotel Encanto this... more →
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas legislators would like to see more allowable uses for medical marijuana by expanding a law approved in 2015.
The law lets patients with a rare form of epilepsy be legally treated with cannabidiol, or CBD, the Austin American-Statesman reported (http://atxne.ws/1UVXxm7 ).
The Texas Department of Public... more →
There’s a green light at the end of the tunnel for prospective medical marijuana patients in Southern Nevada.
The wait times to be approved for a medical marijuana card are expected to be cut dramatically, thanks to a new Division of Public and Behavioral Health office in Las Vegas that will remove the need to mail applications... more →