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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

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 …


Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

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

Washington puts strict limits on pot billboards

New law puts tougher restrictions on marijuana advertising.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Marijuana making its way around circle from legal to illegal to legal

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

TSA’s medical marijuana mix-up doesn’t discourage this guy

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

Washington lawmakers consider allowing medical marijuana in schools

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 …


Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

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

Fate of legal marijuana up in air after Senate confirms Sen. Sessions as attorney general

By the end of this week, Washington’s multimillion-dollar recreational marijuana industry may be targeted for federal crackdown.


Walla Walla County moves to ban medical pot operations

Walla Walla county commissioners have voted to expand a ban on pot business operations to include medical marijuana.


Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately

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 …


Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week. It could be the tipping point.

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 …


People’s Pharmacy: Will marijuana ease face pain?

People’s Pharmacy for Tuesday, Oc t. 11, 2016


New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …


Study: Medical marijuana may help curb opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …


Federal court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases

A federal appeals court has banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases that comply with state laws.


Marijuana still has no medical value, DEA says

DEA says it won’t take marijuana off national list of most dangerous drugs.


Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migraines

A judge has ordered Illinois health officials to reconsider their decision not to include migraine headaches on the list of conditions that qualify for use of medical marijuana in the …


Hawaii pot dispensaries can legally open, but none are ready

Medical marijuana dispensaries can now legally open in Hawaii, but not one is ready to do so.


Washington flips the switch on a new medical marijuana system

Washington’s new medical marijuana laws take effect Friday, meaning medical dispensaries will close and many recreational stores will expand into that market.


Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

Illinois must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment, a Cook County judge ordered Tuesday in a sternly worded ruling that also said …


Montana’s medical marijuana law won’t be heard by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal challenging a Montana law that limits medical marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients each.


Congress getting more sensible about medical marijuana

Attitudes are changing on medical marijuana, even in the paranoid halls of Congress. Part of the turnaround can be attributed to a far greater drug concern: opioid addictions.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …