Photos: Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensaries now open

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 9:22 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 3:45 pm By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press The first legal medical marijuana sales under a 2-year-old state law began Thursday at a dispensary in western Pennsylvania, with the first purchase by a woman who lobbied for passage of the…

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Nebraska lawmaker pitches medical marijuana ballot measure

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska residents could gain a constitutional right to use medical marijuana under a proposed ballot measure pending before lawmakers. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln presented a state constitutional amendment to…

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Greece fast-tracking plans to legalize medical marijuana cultivation

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 12:17 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 12:17 pm By The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government says it’s fast-tracking plans to legalize growth of medical cannabis, arguing that growing interest from investors could help efforts to pull the country out of years of crisis.…

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Missouri bill would limit medical marijuana to terminal illness

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 12:33 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 1:00 pm By The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri bill would provide access to medical marijuana for people who have terminal conditions. The Columbia Missourian reports that a House committee heard testimony Tuesday on the bill…

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Doctors backing out of recommending medical marijuana in response to Sessions memo

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 4:16 pm • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 4:16 pm By Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post Gene Ransom’s day was ruined within minutes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he was giving federal prosecutors more freedom to go after marijuana transactions in states that have legalized…

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Bill legalizing CBD oil for medical patients picks up steam in Virginia

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 11:06 am • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 11:14 am By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of…

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Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Canada’s stock exchanges and securities regulators grow increasingly concerned about the state of legal cannabs south of the border, a Canadian medical marijuana company has started to divest its U.S.-based…

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