Here’s What’s New In Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment

Medical marijuana is close to being back in the hands of Florida voters, but this time the amendment has new wording.

FLORIDA:  Medical marijuana is close to being back in the hands of Florida voters, but this time around, the amendment has new wording. Here’s what’s new, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager of medical marijuana organization United for Care: The original amendment allowed five medical marijuana patients per caregiver, but now it says the Department Read the full article…

Naturopath Busted By The State For Medical Marijuana Authorizations: “I’m Not Settling—I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong”

Today, the Department of Health is holding a disciplinary hearing for a 74-year-old naturopath who gave a marijuana authorization to an undercover agent.

WASHINGTON:  At this very moment, in a nondescript-looking office building in Kent, the Department of Health‘s Board of Naturopathy is conducting a hearing that may have a significant effect on the future of medical marijuana in Washington State. At issue is a 74-year-old naturopathic doctor named Kathleen Naughton who, after a nearly 40-year career with no formal Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Growers Sue New Mexico Over New Rules

It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root.

NEW MEXICO:  New rules for New Mexico‘s medical marijuana program are being challenged in court. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/fMea57 ) reports that a lawsuit filed by 19 growers against the state Department of Health contends the rules are arbitrary and capricious, not based in evidence and go beyond the department’s authority. The department adopted Read the full article…

Utilities Struggle To Control Appetites In Energy-Hungry Marijuana Industry

"This has become a major issue with most of the regional utilities, now that we have legalized the recreational use of cannabis in this state. There is a huge new industry that's popping up, grow operations. They're getting as much as 200 watts per square foot of lighting power density, which is astronomical," he said. "How are they going to handle and manage this industry?"

WASHINGTON:  Kurt Nielsen is on a strange assignment, especially for a public employee. As the manager of the Lighting Design Lab, which is a spinoff of Seattle’s power company, he has been tasked with finding energy-efficient lights for the growing of marijuana. Most of the country’s legal cannabis farming, in Washington and Colorado, is happening Read the full article…

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary Could See Extra Traffic

No medical marijuana dispensaries in Boston means Salem's shops will be getting a higher volume of traffic.

MASSACHUSETTS:  When it comes to medical marijuana, Boston’s loss could be this city’s gain. The Department of Health recently announced that only 11 of the 20 medical marijuana outfits it had originally approved to open dispensaries across the state would actually be allowed to do so, after a verification process found problems with multiple applications. Read the full article…