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 1, 2019

Michigan: Regulators Now Accepting Retail Marijuana Business Applications

State regulators have begun accepting applications from those wishing to open licensed retail cannabis facilities. Fifty-six percent of voters last November approved Proposition 1 — a statewide ballot initiative legalizing the adult use, cultivation, and retail marketing of marijuana. Representatives with the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency have spent the past […]
November 1, 2019

Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

Those suffering from chronic pain report significant improvements in health following the passage of medical cannabis access laws, according to data published in the journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy. Researchers affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and the Perelman School of Medicine assessed the impact of medical cannabis […]
October 31, 2019

More Evidence Needed To Show That Cannabis Works For Mental Health Conditions

A new study published this week has found that there is little evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for several mental health conditions and called for more research on the use of cannabinoids for psychiatric care. A report on the research was published on Monday in the journal The […]
October 31, 2019

Parents Are Getting Their Annual Warning To Watch For Weed In Halloween Candy

It’s becoming something of a yearly Halloween tradition. Parents—especially those living in weed legal states—hear warnings about weed. The warnings come from a variety of public agencies. This typically includes police, health departments, and more. And the primary message: to watch out for edibles when your kids go trick or […]
October 31, 2019

Rate Of Vapers In Utah Six Times Higher Than US Average

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jeffrey Manzanares started vaping nicotine two years ago because he thought it would be a safe way to quit smoking. Instead, it almost killed him. The 33-year-old construction worker spent 17 days in a Utah hospital last month when he came down with a lung […]
October 31, 2019

Quebec Raises Legal Cannabis Consumption Age, Outlaws Most Edibles

A year after federal Canadian cannabis legalization, Quebec is finalizing its new cannabis laws. New regulations have curtailed access in ways some consumers are not happy about. On Tuesday, the province government voted to ban most marijuana edibles, prohibit cannabis use in public spaces, and raise the legal age to […]
October 31, 2019

Michigan Lowers Cost Of Medical Marijuana Card Applications

Michigan regulators announced several changes to the rules governing the state’s medicinal cannabis program on Wednesday, including one provision that will reduce the fees for medical marijuana identification cards. Andrew Brisbo, the executive director of the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, said that regulators had improved the efficiency of administering the […]
October 31, 2019

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Free Edibles

Today is Halloween, which means it is time for your local news to roll out the annual scaremongering story about how there are large groups of insidious people just waiting out there to give your trick-or-treating children free marijuana edibles. This is one of those marijuana myths that simply keeps […]
October 31, 2019

Ex-Juul Labs Executive Says Company Knowingly Shipped A Million Tainted Pods

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by lawyers representing Siddharth Breja, a one-time finance executive at the e-cigarette maker. The […]
October 30, 2019

National Political Action Committee Pushing For Cannabis Legalization In Montana

Momentum could be building for the legalization of recreational weed in Montana. That’s because a local group working for cannabis reform in the state has just received big time backing from advocacy groups. If the efforts in Montana succeed, voters could see legalization on the ballot next year. However, with […]
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