Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hawaii Veterans Turn to Medical Marijuana for Help

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Photo by Vortex Farmacy.  HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii group is helping veterans cope with mental health issues by guiding them through how to use medical marijuana. Honolulu News Now reported Thursday that Complimentary and Alternative Medicine is teaching vets how medical cannabis can help them with PTSD-induced pain and anxiety. The push comes as…

Medical Pot Patient Seeks Nevada Supreme Court Rehearing

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BY SCOTT SONNER ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. (AP) — A medical marijuana patient is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its refusal to end mandatory state registration and fees for medical pot cards now that marijuana is legal statewide for recreational use. The southern Nevada man, a migraine-suffer identified only as John Doe, accuses…

AG Sessions’ Plan for Legal Marijuana Is Still a Mystery

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While the cannabis community has been waiting on bended knee for the past several months to learn the results of a federal marijuana review ordered by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the latest reports seem to indicate that it could still be awhile before we know exactly how the Trump administration intends to proceed with…

Maryland’s Highest Court Rules in Medical Pot Case

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BY BRIAN WITTE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Finalists seeking licenses to grow medical marijuana in the state can defend their interests in a legal challenge over how they were chosen, Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday. The Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that barred the finalists from involvement in the case.…

House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana

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Republican lawmakers, who crow endlessly about their love and respect for the troops, have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where it’s legal. The House Rules Committee stopped a proposed “Veterans Equal Access” amendment from moving to…

Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill Making Changes to Pot Law

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BY BOB SALSBERG ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday he remained wary of the impact legalized recreational marijuana might have on the state, yet hopeful that revisions made in the voter-approved law would ease some of his biggest concerns. The Republican spoke after signing a compromise bill approved by lawmakers…

Senators Defy Sessions, Vote to Extend Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Protections

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Photo by Jesse Faatz.  The powerful Senate Appropriations Committee delivered a disappointing blow to already beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Committee voted on Thursday to extend protections of state medical marijuana and industrial hemp laws against federal interference. The vote was in defiance of a direct request from Sessions in May, when he asked…

Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle

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By Eli McVey In Denver and Seattle – two of the largest recreational marijuana markets in the nation – retail cannabis stores are concentrated in low-income neighborhoods throughout each city. A Marijuana Business Daily analysis of adult-use store locations and median household income by zip code found that 40% of rec shops in Seattle and…