Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

Justice Department Says Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Face Prosecution

The U.S. Justice Department has announced that medical marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers located in states with medical marijuana laws are not immune from prosecution for violation of federal drug and money-laundering laws. …

Lawn and Garden Company Targets Medical Marijuana Market

The Chief Executive of Scotts Miracle-Gro is hoping that the medical marijuana market will boost his company’s sales. …

Washington State Court Allows Firing for Legal Use of Medical Marijuana

Employees in Washington state can be fired if they fail a drug test, even if they have a medical-marijuana authorization from a physician, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled. …

Medical Marijuana Collective in Retirement Community Courts Controversy

A medical marijuana collective is operating in the middle of one of the largest U.S. retirement communities, in Southern California, reflecting a growing nationwide trend as more elderly citizens use marijuana to deal with aches and pains. …

Marijuana Garden Superstore Opens in Arizona

A new marijuana garden superstore has opened in Arizona in response to the state’s newly enacted medical marijuana law. …

Illinois House Votes Down Pilot Program for Medical Marijuana

A bill that would have set up a pilot program to legalize medical marijuana failed in the Illinois House this week. Republican critics of the bill said it would have made marijuana more accessible to young people and was not backed by medical groups that advocate for terminally ill patients. …

Several States Take Another Look at Medical Marijuana Laws

Warning letters from the federal government about medical marijuana laws have prompted several states to start reevaluating their laws, USA Today reports. …

Arkansas Group Aims to Get Medical Marijuana on the Ballot

An Arkansas group that favors legalizing medical marijuana has gotten the state’s attorney general to certify their proposal’s ballot language. They will now need 62,507 signatures to get on the November 2012 ballot. …

Maker of Four Loko Sued for Fraud Again

Another lawsuit has been filed against Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of Four Loko alcoholic beverages, Crain’s reported March 9. The new lawsuit, which is aiming for class-action status, was filed March 4 in the Southern District Court of California. It …

Maine Could Eliminate Residential Treatment

Budget cuts in Maine may soon force the closure of 10 out of 13 residential treatment centers, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported March 9. Maine governor Paul Le Page is proposing to cut $5.6 million from the state’s substance …