Medical Marijuana Advocates Hoping To Extend Use

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

FLORIDA: Calling the state’s issuance of five medical marijuana cultivation licenses inadequate, advocates for patients and nurseries are redoubling their efforts to expand the list of ailments that qualify for treatment with low-potency marijuana. A non-euphoric strain of marijuana popularly known as ‘Charlotte’s Web’ has been found to effectively treat patients suffering from a severe Read the full article…

Gov. Jerry Brown Brokering Late Deal On Medical Marijuana Regulations

Gov. Jerry Brown, who helped craft the deal, should not only sign the bills into law, but he should stay focused on ensuring their smooth, effective implementation.

CALIFORNIA:  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is crafting the framework for medical marijuana regulations in California, a session-closing play that could end nearly two decades of clashing interpretations and court battles. With the Legislature scheduled to leave town next week, Brown’s office is said to be bearing down on the details of a compromise medical cannabis Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Group Raises $770,000 To Get On Ballot

A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July as it tries to collect enough petition signatures to get on the November 2016 ballot.

FLORIDA:  A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July, buoyed by contributions from its leader, Orlando attorney John Morgan, according to a newly filed finance report. “People United for Medical Marijuana” raised $770,534 during the month and spent $756,419, as it tries to collect enough Read the full article…

Douglas County Puts Marijuana Sales Bans On 2016 Fall Ballot

Voters will decide in 2016 whether to ban marijuana sales in the unincorporated parts of Douglas County.

OREGON:  Voters will decide in 2016 whether to bar marijuana sales in the unincorporated parts of Douglas County. The county Board of Commissioners unanimously approved two ordinances this week after hearing impassioned testimony from marijuana fans and foes. The first would bar medical marijuana dispensaries in rural parts of the southwest Oregon county from selling recreational marijuana Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Could Be On 2016 Ballot In Michigan

At least one and possibly two more measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use could still be on their way to the ballot.

MICHIGAN:  Two measures to legalize marijuana could appear on the November 2016 state ballot after the Board of State Canvassers approved petition wording Thursday. At least one and possibly two more measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use could still be on their way to the ballot. The board on Thursday unanimously approved petition wordings for the Read the full article…