Medical marijuana bill clears Alabama Senate committee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A bill to allow medical marijuana cleared its first hurdle Thursday in the Alabama Legislature, giving hope to advocates after years of setbacks. Audience members applauded as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 for the bill, putting it in line for a Senate floor vote later this session. The bill by […]

After years of waiting, medical marijuana sold in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to […]

Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Thursday evening that GB Sciences, one of two state-sanctioned growers, can begin shipping out the product […]

Yale and CT Pharma to conduct new clinical study on medical marijuana

(WTNH) — A study exploring the effectiveness of medical marijuana on stress and pain will soon begin in Connecticut. The Department of Consumer Protection, Yale School of Medicine and CT Pharma are joining together on phase one of the study. It’s the first of its kind on human subjects. Researchers want to understand the positives […]

Competition to grow medical marijuana in Utah heats up

NEPHI, Utah (AP) — The wide metal barn on the Utah alfalfa farm owned by Russell and Diane Jones will host their youngest son’s wedding next month. By September, they hope the structure will be full of marijuana plants. The Joneses are fourth-generation farmers, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and […]

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday. John Davis, president of GB Sciences Louisiana, one of two state-sanctioned […]

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