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.

October 14, 2019

High Times Bringing Cannabis Lounge to Jamaica’s Bright Side Festival

Are you already planning your escape from the bitter cold of January? Are you dreading the prospect of facing sleet and slush for days on end? Don’t settle for that terrible weather. Instead, trade your snow boots for sandals and join us for a four-night beach party in Jamaica! The […]
October 14, 2019

Finland’s Supreme Court Decides Not To Charge Motorists Under Influence Of Cannabis

Finland’s highest court has ruled that motorists are unlikely to get slapped with a driving under the influence charge if they drive days after using marijuana. The Finnish Supreme Court determined that the DUI laws still need legislative action in order to sort out the gap between when the psychoactive […]
October 14, 2019

Oregon Enacts Temporary Six-Month Ban of Flavored Vape Products

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened nearly 1,300 people nationwide and killed 26, including two people in Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control […]
October 14, 2019

California Will Ban Smoking On All Beaches And State Parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste at parks and beaches. Violations of the law will be punishable by a fine of up to $25. […]
October 11, 2019

Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical cannabis entrepreneurs are looking for answers after the Texas Department of Public Safety unexpectedly shut down its application process for new dispensary permits on Wednesday. The window was originally intended to last through November 1. No reason was given for the abrupt termination of the application window, which had […]
October 11, 2019

Vapers May No Longer Pay Less For Life Insurance Than Smokers

A major U.S. insurance company is planning to increase life insurance premiums for its customers who vape. The move by Prudential will bring rates for customers who use e-cigarettes into alignment with those charged smokers, the company said in a statement on Thursday. “Prudential will reclassify users of e-cigarettes to […]
October 11, 2019

Maine: Regulators Confident That Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Will Begin Next Spring

Regulators at the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy affirmed this week that they expect adult-use marijuana sales to begin in the spring of 2020. A spokesperson for the agency said that regulators anticipate accepting applications from prospective cannabis retailers by the end of 2019 and that licensed stores should be […]
October 11, 2019

ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County To Allow Parolees, Probationers To Use Cannabis

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on a Pennsylvania county over a new policy that bars people with state medical marijuana cards to use the drug if they were on probation.  In a lawsuit filed this month on behalf of several petitioners, the state chapter of the ACLU asserts […]
October 10, 2019

Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

Some four in ten adults who reported using both marijuana and opioids within the past year acknowledge either decreasing or ceasing their consumption of opioids as a result of substituting cannabis, according to an analysis of survey data published in the journal PLOS One. A team of investigators affiliated with […]
October 10, 2019

Victims Of Opioid Abuse To Help Decide How Much Purdue Pharma Should Pay

Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company’s role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched by addiction have important seats […]
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