Oklahoma Voters Approve The Use of Medical Marijuana Across The State

On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question Number 788 – Initiative Number 412, an activist-led, signature-driven ballot measure launched more than two years ago. This makes the Sooner State the 30th state in the nation to permit the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and perhaps the most conservative state yet to approve its use. The measure  is one of the most permissive cannabis policies in the U.S. The typical list of Read entire story

How to Talk To Your Doctor About Becoming a Legal Medical Cannabis Patient

At the time of this article’s publishing, thirty states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation permitting use of medical cannabis. Of those, nine states and DC have went a step further and legalized marijuana for all adults 21 and over. Although this is exciting for many advocates of the plant, many patients that are suffering from ailing health conditions are left wondering what this means for them, and how exactly all of Read entire story

Congress Debates Marijuana Legalization And Impaired Driving – Marijuana Moment

Marijuana MomentCongress Debates Marijuana Legalization And Impaired DrivingMarijuana MomentA congressional committee looking at drug-impaired driving repeatedly turned to the question of marijuana legalization and its potential impact on U.S. roadways on Wednesday. Several witnesses took questions from members of the House Energy and ...California Arrests Plummet With Marijuana LegalizationCannabis NowFederal prosecutor offered 'clarity' Read entire story

Legalizing marijuana: What Michigan needs to learn from Colorado – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressLegalizing marijuana: What Michigan needs to learn from ColoradoDetroit Free PressColorado was the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and serves as an example for Michigan if voters approve legal weed.Anti-legalization advocate to speak on the risks of recreational marijuana on July 18 in TaylorSouthgate News HeraldHealth: Happy 420: How Colorado Has Shown Marijuana Legalization Can Be Successful, If It's Read entire story

Minnesota patients with autism and sleep apnea now qualify for medical cannabis

Last November, the Minnesota Department of Health approved adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the additions take effect the following summer. Starting on July 1, 2018, patients with a doctor’s certification and either of those conditions could begin registering for the program. They can start accessing medical cannabis no sooner than Read entire story

Oklahoma Board of Health restricts voters’ marijuana law

On June 26, 57% of Oklahoma voters approved SQ 788 — a broad medical marijuana initiative that required swift implementation. The Department of Health had been working for three months on regulations in case the initiative passed and swiftly released draft emergency regulations. MPP and many other advocates and patients submitted comments raising concerns, flagging several regulations that included onerous restrictions inconsistent with SQ Read entire story

Riverside permanently bans marijuana dispensaries, outdoor growing – Press-Enterprise

Press-EnterpriseRiverside permanently bans marijuana dispensaries, outdoor growingPress-EnterpriseNo marijuana dispensaries, no commercial marijuana cultivation and no outdoor growing of marijuana will be allowed in Riverside, the City Council decided Tuesday, July 10. The permanent ban is set to go into effect Aug. 24, about two weeks before the ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Bali fashion designer arrested for growing marijuana at home – The Straits Times

The Straits TimesBali fashion designer arrested for growing marijuana at homeThe Straits TimesDENPASAR (THE JAKARTA POST/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Denpasar Police have arrested a fashion designer identified only as Nandi for allegedly growing marijuana at his house in Canggu, North Kuta, Bali. The police seized at least 22 marijuana ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Maine Legislators Override Governor’s Veto of MMJ’s Expansion Bill

July 11, 2018, MaineGreat news has come from Maine for cannabis activists where legislators have overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of MMJ expansion bill, known as L.D. 1539. The state’s House of Representative has overturned the LePage’s veto of the bill with an overwhelming majority of 119-23. The Senate has also voted 25-8 to overturn the veto. Both chambers of the legislature have voted on the question ‘shall L.D. 1539 become a part Read entire story

Oklahoma’s Department of Health Bans the Sales of Medical Cannabis in All Smokable Forms

July 11, 2018, OklahomaProponents of medical marijuana in Oklahoma are not pleased with the Department of Health's ruling to ban the sales of cannabis for smoking. The decision has come within 24 hours of the joint press conference of pharmacists and physicians demanding a ban on all forms of cannabis sales that can be smoked. It was one of the demands among many.  People censuring the decision are of the thought that the ban is in Read entire story

CBD Oil and the Major Differences Between Sources of Cannabidiol

Differentiating between all of the different types of CBD and different sources of cannabidiol available on the market can be daunting. Between full-spectrum CBD oils, crystal isolates, vape products, and edibles and then having to know about terpenes and flavonoids, the entire process feels overwhelming. What makes someone choose between one product over the other? And what are the benefits of each? With so many options available when it comes Read entire story

13 Powerful People Who Changed Their Mind About Weed

Changing your opinion can invoke a lot of scrutiny. And if you happen to have power, people will inevitably put your words and position under a microscope. If your changed opinion is on the hot topic of weed, then it’s bound to make headlines. Powerful people change their mind all the time. Here’s an important list of powerful people who changed their mind about weed, for better or worse. Shutterstock Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Doctor and TV Read entire story

Sophia Gibson: Cannabis Oil Wait Girl Admitted to Hospital

A seven-year-old girl who is waiting to hear if she can be treated with medicinal cannabis oil has been admitted to intensive care. Sophia Gibson, from Newtownards, County Down, suffers from a genetic condition which can lead to frequent fits. Her parents have applied for a licence to use the oil. However, they said that a new review of its benefits has created more red tape and called on the Home Office to grant the… (c) Cannabis Culture Read entire story

Cannabis: Secret to a Fulfilling Retirement, Pot Entrepreneurs Say

Baby Boomers, members of the generation that popularized “getting stoned” in their younger years, are turning to marijuana in retirement through second careers in the $11 billion business. Cannabis has emerged as an economic driver that some U.S. states see as a way of helping to fund budget items such as public school spending. Marijuana use is a federal crime in the United States, but it is legal for medical use in 30 states and… (c) Read entire story