Medical Marijuana

Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed legislation to protect Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for Missourians who legally use medical marijuana.  Missouri became one of more than 30 states to legalize medical marijuana after a constitutional amendment was approved by voters during the … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

LANSING, MI – Jan. 15, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will recommend tomorrow that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB) adopt a resolution which will help maintain patient access to medical marijuana.  LARA’s recommendation will allow temporarily operating facilities to reopen without it being an impediment to future licensure and … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

ALBANY, N.Y. | Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. —Jan 13, 2019—Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don’t expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there’s broad agreement on the idea of legalization, there’s no consensus … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

Michigan News: Marijuana Products Recalled in Lansing

LANSING, MI – Jan. 12, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a health and safety advisory due to the sale of marijuana which failed laboratory testing.  The products were sold between 12/27/2018 and 12/30/2018 at HG Lansing.  This recall affects the following batches of flower sold from HG Lansing – … Continue reading Michigan News: Marijuana Products Recalled in Lansing

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

LANSING, MI – Judge Stephen L. Borrello today dismissed the last pending court case concerning temporary operation of unlicensed medical marijuana facilities.  In his order, Judge Borrello noted that his temporary restraining order – which prohibited the State of Michigan and Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) from imposing any new deadline for temporary … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. | Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

PORTLAND, Ore.— The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

PRETORIA, South Africa | South Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles

PRETORIA, South Africa— 2018 has been called the “year for cannabis” in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation … Continue reading PRETORIA, South Africa | South Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y | Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. John Flickner was staying at a Niagara Falls shelter Thursday, after an hourslong eviction ordeal Tuesday that ended with … Continue reading NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y | Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing