Stories tagged: medical marijuana
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:17 p.m.
Chronic pain tops the list of reasons people give when they enroll in state medical marijuana programs, followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
Medical marijuana could be covered under some government disability programs, an attorney general’s opinion says, but whether that would jeopardize federal funding for local programs isn’t clear.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state’s program concede that they simply don’t know because of lax reporting by producers and a …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed …
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge’s ruling that prevented officials from issuing the …
Sat., May 26, 2018
As we take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we also should remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who fought …
Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
As scientists try to research the medical benefits of marijuana, a simple problem has emerged: How do you research marijuana if no one can produce it under federal law?
Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Louisiana’s governor Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to shield states’ medical marijuana programs from federal prosecutors, urging him to “ensure the safe distribution of this life-changing form of treatment.”
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Washington officials promise fight with federal government on any new policy that leads to crackdown on state’s legalized marijuana operations.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Federal prosecutors say they didn’t have the authority to prosecute on medical marijuana charges after Congress cut federal money for those cases in 2014. Four people convicted in Kettle Falls …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
State leaders try to set U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions straight on Washington pot system.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
New law puts tougher restrictions on marijuana advertising.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Once legal and unregulated, marijuana has gone from banned by the state and federal government to legal but regulated in Washington while still illegal under federal law.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Cannabis users had a brief but intense moment of euphoria this week after the Transportation Security Administration seemed to give a green light to air travelers to pack medical marijuana …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
By the end of this week, Washington’s multimillion-dollar recreational marijuana industry may be targeted for federal crackdown.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
Walla Walla county commissioners have voted to expand a ban on pot business operations to include medical marijuana.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to reopen after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Reform of marijuana laws won in eight of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
People’s Pharmacy for Tuesday, Oc t. 11, 2016