Category: News

NY Governor Added PTSD to Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana this Veterans Day

The state of New York has been slowly improving their almost two-year-old medical marijuana program. When the state first legalized medical cannabis it was right away known for being one of – if not the strictest program of its kind in the country. Since then lawmakers have expanded the law, with previous additions like allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana, and adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions. The latest improvement to NY’s medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on Veterans Day, allowing patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Being Sued by Young Girl and Others Over Medical Marijuana

Many of you may know the story of Alexis Bortell, the now 12-year-old girl who has intractable epilepsy. Her family, originally from Texas, has moved to Colorado to have better and legal access to the medicine that has kept Alexis seizure-free for over 2 years: a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope. “As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it’s illegal in Texas,” Alexis told KDVR in Denver. Alexis and several others – including former NFL pro Marvin Washington – are now making news for a lawsuit they have filed...

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Amazing CannaKids Stories Of Cannabis Oil Beating Diseases Covered By Local California TV Station

Everyone who contributes to The Marijuana Times obviously has a passion for the cannabis plant and the ever-growing, lucrative industry that comes with legal herb. What we cherish most, though, are success stories that pull on the heartstrings and continue to confirm what we’ve known all along: the cannabis plant works in miraculous ways. We had a chance to talk with some of the industry professionals at CannaKids Kids and Saving Sophie last year, before their annual holiday toy drive. This year, they’re getting some coverage from local news outlets in the Los Angeles area. It’s great to see...

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New Jersey’s New Governor Says He will Legalize Cannabis

Substantial changes are coming to the state of New Jersey now that active cannabis opponent Chris Christie’s term as governor is coming to an end. The current Garden State governor has made it a priority during his time in office to prevent cannabis legalization from taking place – swearing that while he had a say, it would not be legal. He even went so far as to prevent legislation that would have expanded access to medical marijuana – only allowing small (yet sometimes significant) changes to take place in recent years. That is all coming to an end, however,...

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Goodbye Chris Christie, and Good Riddance

On January 16, 2018, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be forced from his office by term limits. You can say many things about Chris Christie, but you can’t say he’s been inconsistent about cannabis policy. He hates it. Not only does he hate it, he’s never been shy about talking about how much he hates it. From calling the notion of marijuana legalization “beyond stupidity” to comparing cannabis to heroin, Governor Christie has never missed an opportunity to blast the cannabis community and industry. His latest slam, launched just a little over 2 months before the end of...

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Maine House Blocks Veto Override for Cannabis Regulation Bill

Lawmakers in Maine have been working since early this year on legislation that would regulate the sale of cannabis after voters approved the legalization of possession, use and sale of the herb a year ago during the 2016 election. However, the state’s governor, Paul LePage, vetoed this bill – forcing lawmakers to reconvene for a vote yesterday with a decision required by midnight. In vetoing the bill, Governor LePage cited his concerns over how the Trump Administration is going to handle the discrepancy between state and federal laws. This is something that many states – and the cannabis industry...

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