Medical marijuana - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Medical marijuana APNewsBreak: Minnesota medical pot providers run $11M in red ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have lost a combined $11 million in just two years of sales, according to financial documents obtained by The Associated Press, continuing losses that hint at systemic problems with the state's tightly regulated program despite a recent expansion that allowed thousands more patients to buy the me... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:47:00Z Iowa looks to team up with Minnesota for medical marijuana ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a novel arrangement that could raise issues with the federal government. Iowa could join more than two dozen states with medical marijuana programs under a bill awaiting Gov. Terry Branstad's sig... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:47:00Z How Charlie Hunnam talked his way into being King Arthur Actor Charlie Hunnam convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him in his 'King Arthur' movie over a long conversation about medical marijuana. He also talks... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-05-11T22:30:00Z Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use DENVER (AP) — Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday. Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin are "riskie... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-04-17T19:15:00Z Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and "magic" brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from the liquor store. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-04-11T02:41:00Z Police object to California marijuana regulation revamp LOS ANGELES (AP) — California law enforcement officials objected Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed streamlining of the state's marijuana regulations, saying his plan could endanger public safety. Brown's administration released documents late Tuesday outlining proposed changes to square the state's new recreational pot law with its longstanding law... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-04-05T23:47:00Z Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The legislation approved by senators Wednesday also creates a medical m... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:09:00 GMT 2017-03-30T02:09:00Z Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation. "My mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:15:00 GMT 2017-03-26T18:15:00Z Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:13:00 GMT 2017-03-25T18:13:00Z New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana. Bright Green Group of Companies is partnering with Acoma Pueblo on what would be the nation's largest commercial growing operation,... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-02-27T23:28:00Z Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. Regulators a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:41:00 GMT 2017-02-25T16:41:00Z Capitol Hill Buzz: Cannabis caucus insists it's serious WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young says he never smoked marijuana, but he's a member of the newest caucus on Capitol Hill — the Cannabis Caucus. Four House members announced the formation of the caucus on Thursday. While the name elicits smiles, the lawmakers said their intentions are serious: Keep federal policies from interfering with states as they enact l... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:24:00 GMT 2017-02-16T21:24:00Z Peru's government proposes to legalize medicinal marijuana LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government says it will present to the opposition-dominated legislature a plan to legalize the medical use of marijuana "for the treatment of serious and terminal illnesses." President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's administration said Wednesday the plan was developed after police raided a house in a Lima neighborhood where a group of parents grew marijuana... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-02-09T03:58:00Z California looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack advertising "USA Home Grown" dangles from a wall. Here, in the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government wo... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-01-29T20:00:00Z 5 best industries for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2017 This could be the year you decide to stop working for someone else and start your own business. While your individual skills and interests are key to determining what type of venture to pursue, the last thing you want to do is start a business in an industry with a gloomy outlook. Here are five industries with promising futures, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor St... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:57:00 GMT 2017-01-12T15:57:00Z US Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo BOSTON (AP) — As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block — lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with legal marijuana businesses, from chemis... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-01-02T05:17:00Z US women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low birth weights and other problems. In 2014, almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they'd recently used marijuana... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:52:00 GMT 2016-12-19T16:52:00Z Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana? BOSTON (AP) — Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others are keeping a close eye on the still evolving legal, regulatory and political environment. ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:12:00 GMT 2016-12-01T14:12:00Z The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers along rural roads to chain-store like outlets in Los Angeles. State tax collectors are taking initial steps to get a hand into that vast, emerging economy, with billions of dollars at sta... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:53:00 GMT 2016-11-30T21:53:00Z Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks DENVER (AP) — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot. The government still has many means to slow or stop the marijuana train. And President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Alabama S... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:41:00 GMT 2016-11-28T19:41:00Z