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.

November 11, 2019

University of Maryland Offering First of Its Kind Master’s Program in Cannabis

The University of Maryland is now offering a master’s degree in cannabis that is being billed as the first in the nation. In the two-year program, students will study the basics of medical marijuana, including the clinical uses and adverse effects of cannabis. Course work will also cover public health […]
November 11, 2019

Missouri Wants To Ban Medical Marijuana Businesses From Paying Taxes With Cash

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes in cash, a move that industry advocates say could shut out small businesses from the field. Missouri voters in 2018 made medical marijuana legal but sales are still prohibited under federal law. Financial institutions, […]
November 11, 2019

Congress Should Lift the Ban on Medical Cannabis Access for Military Veterans

Americans in 33 states and the District of Columbia have legal access to medical marijuana under a doctor’s authorization. But this same access is often lacking for many military veterans. That is because the current policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs explicitly prohibits V.A. physicians “from completing forms […]
November 11, 2019

Vitamin E Acetate Confirmed Culprit In Vaping Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Friday that the additive vitamin E acetate is the likely cause of the nation’s rash of lung injuries caused by vaping. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the CDC, told reporters that the additive, which received early attention as […]
November 8, 2019

Actress Bella Thorne Launches Cannabis Brand

Actress and artist Bella Thorne has launched a new cannabis brand in California, teaming up with vertically integrated producer Glass House Group. The new brand, Forbidden Flowers, will offer sun-grown cannabis products from the company’s cultivation division, Glass House Farms. Thorne said in a press release that cannabis has long […]
November 8, 2019

Trump Wants To Raise The Purchasing Age Of Vape Products To 21

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but provided few other […]
November 8, 2019

Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Boston In Cannabis Corruption Investigation

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the City of Boston for records in a continuing investigation into possible corruption in Massachusetts’ fledgling cannabis industry. The action makes Boston the latest in a series of municipalities that are being investigated by the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling. The Boston Globe […]
November 8, 2019

Florida University Developing Program To Teach School Kids About Medical Marijuana

It would go to figure, with the growing number of states where cannabis is legal, that educators are grappling with how to talk about marijuana with students in school. After all, the transition from the era of “Just Say No” messaging about how drugs are bad to this brave new […]
November 8, 2019

Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District As a supporter of NORML, I know that you’re aware of the damage that unjust marijuana prohibition continues to inflict across the country, especially on communities of color. What you may not know, is that one group that prohibition […]
November 8, 2019

Yale Joins Connecticut Cannabis Company For First State-Approved Study

Describing it as “groundbreaking” research, Yale University School of Medicine announced Friday that it is collaborating with a major cannabis grower to study the effects of medical marijuana on mental health. Researchers at the school are teaming up with CT Pharmaceutical Solutions Inc., a Connecticut-based producer of medical marijuana products, […]
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