Stories tagged: medical marijuana
Mon., May 16, 2016, noon
Cannabis for back pain puts him in a pickle
Dear Dr. Zorba: I enjoy your radio show. I’m a 56-year motorcycle guy. I had an accident when I was much much younger, and the result has been years of …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Medical marijuana backers launch new Montana ballot measure
Advocates for medical marijuana in Montana have begun gathering signatures for an initiative that would ask voters to undo legislation limiting the use of the substance.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
Marijuana patient sues state after daughter develops MRSA in foster care
Medical marijuana patient, denied custody of daughter, sues state agency after she contracts serious illness in foster care.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Many Montana pot shops to shut down after ruling, group says
Marijuana dispensaries will have at least two weeks to prepare for severe rollbacks to Montana’s medical marijuana law, though most will likely have to shut down, the head of an …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Commercial medical marijuana sales limited by Montana court
The Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical marijuana providers should be paid for their services, but it clamped down on commercial sales of the drug by limiting providers to …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Spokane County pot dispensary owner says new rules unfair
New state medical marijuana rules will force some dispensaries to close when they take effect in July.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey
Three of New Jersey’s five medical marijuana dispensaries have had their business pages shutdown by Facebook, cutting off what advocates call an integral place for customers to learn about which …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Four Idaho kids have qualified to take marijuana-derived epilepsy drug
Four Idaho children are now taking a drug derived from marijuana to treat severe epilepsy under a limited state program, Idaho lawmakers learned Monday, and 18 more kids are being …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:06 p.m.
State could get 222 more pot stores
OLYMPIA — Washington will likely increase the number of retail marijuana stores to 556, to handle the demand for medical marijuana licenses.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
Medical marijuana shop owners want moratorium dropped
Spokane Valley medical marijuana store owners protest the city’s temporary moratorium on new marijuana businesses at city council meeting
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015
After veto, Idaho moves to allow 25 sick kids access to cannabis-derived drug
Idaho is just weeks away from enrolling up to 25 children with severe epilepsy in a free program to provide them with an experimental, non-psychoactive drug extracted from marijuana, under …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
City updating pot rules
Spokane Valley is updating its marijuana regulations following recent changes in state law. The city adopted an emergency moratorium Dec. 9, halting all new marijuana businesses except those regulated by …
Tue., July 21, 2015
Medical marijuana referendum won’t be on Washington ballot
OLYMPIA – Washington voters won’t be asked this fall if they want to keep changes made this spring to the state’s medical marijuana laws. Organizers of a petition drive to …
Sun., June 28, 2015
Senate passes pot tax bill
OLYMPIA – Changes to the state’s marijuana taxes and the way they will be spent received final approval from the Senate and were sent to Gov. Jay Inslee Saturday. After …
Sat., June 27, 2015
State House approves taxes on medical marijuana
OLYMPIA – Medical marijuana patients would pay many of the same taxes as recreational pot users under a bill approved Friday by the House. On a 59-38 vote, the House …
Tue., June 23, 2015, 12:29 p.m.
Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses
CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Kettle Falls Five sentencing hearing delayed to October
Members of a family who grew medical marijuana on their farm near Kettle Falls will wait until October to learn whether they will spend time in federal prison. U.S. District …
Wed., June 3, 2015, 7:29 a.m.
Police: $100,000 in product taken in Seattle pot heist
SEATTLE — Seattle police say two burglars grabbed more than $100,000 worth of marijuana products during an overnight heist at three medical marijuana businesses.
Sat., April 25, 2015
Washington Legislature wraps up – for now
OLYMPIA – A few hours before the gavel came down on the regular session, Gov. Jay Inslee signed one of the most-discussed laws, one that brings medical marijuana under much …
Wed., April 15, 2015
Washington Senate OKs marijuana regulation changes
OLYMPIA – A major revision to the state’s marijuana laws, blending the medical and recreational systems and setting up a voluntary registry for adult patients, overwhelmingly passed the Senate on …
Tue., March 24, 2015
Washington lawmakers study marijuana rules
OLYMPIA – Leading the way for legalized marijuana nationally doesn’t mean just anything goes in Washington when it comes to pot. Instead, it provides a springboard into new questions for …
Fri., March 6, 2015
Pot lounges among marijuana issues lawmakers asked to consider
OLYMPIA – As legislators worked this week to blend the state’s recreational and medical marijuana laws, Spokane Valley officials asked them to consider one more wrinkle in the rapidly changing …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Kettle Falls Five reduced to three
The Kettle Falls Five marijuana collective has been reduced to three this week after one of the defendants in the federal criminal case cut an eleventh-hour plea deal with prosecutors. …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that …
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
Medical marijuana revisions proposed
OLYMPIA – Major changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry passed the Senate after sponsors beat back a challenge to requirements for a patient database and a plea …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Judge rejects ‘Kettle Falls Five’ marijuana defendants’ requests
A federal judge declined Thursday to throw out the criminal case against the marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five,” setting up the likelihood of another trial delay two years …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 12, 2015, 3:52 p.m.
Judge denies dismissal of marijuana case against ‘Kettle Falls Five’
The trial for the quintet of marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five” seems destined for another delay. And when it commences, it may be the trial of the Kettle …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
House to address disparities in pot laws
OLYMPIA – A House panel rolled 18 different proposals to change Washington’s marijuana laws into a single wide-ranging bill Monday, hoping to address at least some problems with the state’s …
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015
Spin Control: Hearing on marijuana laws takes on mainstream feel
OLYMPIA – If one lives long enough, things that once seemed impossible will become commonplace. Or so my grandfather used to say. He was living proof of that: Born before …
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Medical pot growers have unfair advantages, say counterparts
OLYMPIA – Medical marijuana growers and sellers have a series of unfair business advantages, their recreational pot counterparts told legislators Thursday. Medical marijuana is unregulated in Washington state. It’s unlicensed. …