Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Open in Washington, D.C.

The first medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington, D.C., are expected to open later this month, ABC News reports. One will be located eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol. …

California Court: Local Governments Can Outlaw Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled local governments can outlaw medical marijuana dispensaries, according to Reuters. …

California Veterinarian Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Some Pets

A California veterinarian is advocating using medical marijuana to help improve the quality of life for some pets with untreatable conditions, according to ABC News. …

Federal Government Funding for Marijuana Research Declines

The federal government has been reducing funding for research on marijuana’s potential medical benefits, Bloomberg reports. Medical research funding for marijuana reached a peak of $131 million in 2007; it dropped to $91 million last year. …

Maryland Approves Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Programs at Research Centers

Maryland lawmakers have approved a bill that allows academic medical centers to distribute medical marijuana, according to the Associated Press. Governor Martin O’Malley said he is likely to sign the measure. …

Audit Questions Regulatory Oversight of Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Industry

A Colorado state audit released this week finds problems in oversight of the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to The Wall Street Journal. The audit comes soon after a task force issued recommendations on regulating recreational marijuana. …

Companies Hope to Profit From Marijuana Laws

As marijuana becomes legal in a growing number of states, for medical or recreational use, businesses are hoping to profit from the trend, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

Colorado Sees Sharp Decline in Number of Medical Marijuana Businesses

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado has declined 40 percent in the past several years, The Denver Post reports. The industry faces challenges from the federal government, as well as shrinking profit margins. …

Ohio Debates Medical Marijuana Initiatives

Two proposed constitutional amendments that would legalize medical marijuana are being debated in Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. …

13 House Members Introduce Bill That Would Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

A bipartisan group of 13 House members has introduced a federal bill that would allow medical marijuana patients and businesses that are complying with state law to access and distribute marijuana without federal interference. …