Medical Marijuana Now Legal But Few Patients On First Day

Lisa Valle stood outside Bloomfield Industries' medical marijuana dispensary Thursday knowing she couldn't get medicine for her sick daughter, but she wanted to go inside anyway.

"It's been a long road," Lisa said.

Her daughter, Maya, has a severe form of Epilepsy that causes seizures. Lisa and Maya's doctors believe the medical marijuana may help. Thursday is the first day the drug is legal in New York State, following 2014 passage of the Compassionate Care Act.

But Lisa doesn't have a patient certification card, which is necessary before the marijuana can be sold.

NEW YORK: Lisa Valle stood outside Bloomfield Industries‘ medical marijuana dispensary Thursday knowing she couldn’t get medicine for her sick daughter, but she wanted to go inside anyway. “It’s been a long road,” Lisa said. Her daughter, Maya, has a severe form of Epilepsy that causes seizures. Lisa and Maya’s doctors believe the medical marijuana may Read the full article…

NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

New Hampshire Cannabis Dispensary Approved

NEW YORK: New York is the latest state to allow its citizens to use medical marijuana. The Empire State kicked off its medical marijuana program Thursday with eight dispensaries opening for business.  The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act. It makes non-smokeable forms of medical marijuana available to New Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Taxes To Illinois Total $57K In 1st Month

Legal marijuana sales began Nov. 9 in Illinois. There are now 16 licensed dispensaries operating in Illinois.

ILLINOIS: Illinois officials say the state’s first medical marijuana patients have purchased nearly $801,000 worth of cannabis during the program’s first month. Program director Joseph Wright announced the figures Wednesday. The numbers indicate Illinois has collected roughly $56,550 in taxes from wholesale sales of medical marijuana during the month. Marijuana wholesalers pay a 7 percent Read the full article…

Maryland Flooded With Almost 900 Medical Marijuana Applications

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MARYLAND: Applicants seeking to be among the first in the state to legally grow, process or dispense medical marijuana flooded the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission with 882 submissions before a recent deadline, meaning interest in the nascent industry far outpaces available licenses. The huge number also means officials have been wading through mounds of additional applications Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana For Sale In Illinois

Only patients with state-issued ID cards who are registered at a dispensary can purchase medical marijuana. The state has issued only about 3,300 IDs

ILLINOIS: Patients lined up at the door on the first day of sales of medical marijuana in Illinois.Rico was one of 200 people to get a prescription filled at The Clinic Mundelein, one of nine medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The 20-year Army veteran suffers from severe back pain.“This is just like I went to Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

Oregon Dispensaries Prepare For Legal Marijuana

Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries.

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority says there over 300 registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Emerald City Medicinal is one of 19 in Eugene that can legally start selling recreational marijuana to adults as of Thursday, October 1st. Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries. Customers Read the full article…

Henderson Approves 4th Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Andrew Jolley, the co-owner and CEO of The Source's parent company, said the dispensary plans to apply for building permits in a few weeks and could be open by the new year.

By Eric HartleyLas Vegas Review-Journal NEVADA:  The Henderson City Council approved a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday night that plans to open on Eastern Avenue, south of the 215 Beltway. The Henderson City Council approved a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday night that plans to open on Eastern Avenue, south of the 215 Beltway. The Source Henderson Read the full article…

Andover MA Eying Special Zone For Medical Marijuana Clinics

Voters at the 2014 spring Town Meeting may be asked to decide where to allow the sale of medical marijuana in Andover. - See more at: http://www.andovertownsman.com/local/x517504611/Town-eying-special-zone-for-medical-marijuana-clinics#sthash.rjk2H0KJ.dpuf

MASSACHUSETTS:  Voters at the 2014 spring Town Meeting may be asked to decide where to allow the sale of medical marijuana in Andover. Town Planning Director Paul Materazzo has put together a committee that is working on regulations and a zoning bylaw that would allow the sale of medical marijuana in certain parts of town Read the full article…