Medical Marijuana News

Peruse the headlines as they are told, keep abreast of the issues as they unfold. Keep up with the ever-changing policies that govern our regions, and the political directives that affect our lives.

June 27, 2017

Son of Reggae Superstar Peter Tosh Beaten Comatose in NJ Jail

The family of late reggae legend Peter Tosh announced last week that the superstar’s son has been left in a coma following a beating in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on a marijuana possession charge. Jawara McIntosh, 35, has been hospitalized since suffering traumatic brain injuries in […]
June 26, 2017

Considering A Trip To Nevada To Buy Recreational Marijuana? What You Need To Know

With recreational marijuana sales beginning in Nevada on July 1, many people from surrounding states like Utah, California, Arizona and Idaho are expected to make a run for the border. As FOX 13 reported back in May, the Utah-Nevada border towns of West Wendover and Mesquite are both contemplating recreational […]
June 26, 2017

Canada Ponders An Unusual Drug Problem: A Shortage Of Marijuana

The biggest challenge for Justin Trudeau’s forthcoming legal recreational marijuana market is a shortage of pot, the finance minister of Canada’s most-populous province says. Ontario’s Charles Sousa said a supply crunch was discussed during a meeting with provincial and federal counterparts this week. Canada is aiming to legalize recreational pot […]
June 26, 2017

Australia: Medical Cannabis Workshop: Incredibly Cumbersome To Get Drugs To Patients

Australia’s first doctors’ workshop on the medical uses of cannabis has heard about the complex situation around its legality. The Melbourne conference was held with the hope of improving the medical profession’s awareness about the issue. They hope to help doctors across the country clarify how the drug can be […]
June 26, 2017

Why The Cannabis Industry Will Soon Be Bigger Than The NFL

Statistically, the cannabis industry is experiencing some of the highest growth in the world right now. Legislative efforts across the country have resulted in the passage of medical and recreational laws in 29 states as well as the District of Columbia. And just recently, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced […]
June 26, 2017

Nevada’s On-Again, Off-Again Marijuana Sales Back On

BY SCOTT SONNER ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a piece of the […]
June 25, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Midwest Cannabis Cup

Everyone brought their best to the 2017 HIGH TIMES Midwest Cannabis Cup! The competition was fierce across all of the categories represented, but ultimately the judges voted for these fine entries. Special thanks to Grow Green Michigan, our presenting sponsor, as well as our premier sponsors: Advanced Nutrients, Herbal Solutions, FlavRx, […]
June 23, 2017

Florida Medical Marijuana Regulations Bill Signed

On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed medical marijuana regulation legislation into law. The legislature passed SB 8A in a special session after the regular session ended without a bill to implement Amendment 2, which legalized medical marijuana and was supported by 71% of voters last year. The new law outlines […]
June 23, 2017

Hawaii Governor Sign Medical Marijuana Improvements

On Thursday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law H.B. 1488, a bill to expand the existing medical marijuana dispensary program. H.B. 1488 adds rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis to the list of qualifying conditions and allows patients and caregivers to access testing facilities. Patients and caregivers will […]
June 23, 2017

U.S., Cuba Still Cooperating on Stopping Drug Smugglers

BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Cuban anti-drug official said Thursday. The amount of […]