Brevard Sheriff, physician: ‘No’ to medical marijuana

“Well, wanna talk about weed?” The question, posed by FLORIDA TODAY Public Interest Editor Matt Reed, opened a newspaper editorial board meeting Tuesday. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and family physician and president of the Brevard County Medical Society Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos shared arguments against Amendment 2. If it passes, the November referendum would legalize… Read more »

As state prepares medical marijuana program, New York’s U.S. senators call on feds to allow drug early

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New York’s U.S. senators have called on the federal Department of Justice to allow the state to begin part of its medical marijuana dispensing program early to treat children with forms of epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Hoping to gain speed in starting the fledgling medical marijuana program, state health officials,… Read more »

Brandon Coats, Fired Medical Marijuana Patient, Makes His Case In Colorado Supreme Court

Employers can still fire employees for marijuana use, even in states where it’s legal. But one case heard in Colorado’s Supreme Court Tuesday morning could change that. Brandon Coats, a 34-year-old quadriplegic medical marijuana patient from Colorado who was fired by Dish Network for his state-legal medical use in 2010, made his case in Denver… Read more »

Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations

Those who want in on Illinois’ fledgling medical marijuana industry are wooing local communities to let them operate within their borders — in some cases promising donations to local organizations or a cut of the profits. Monday is the deadline for businesses to apply for state licenses, and among the many provisions for potential operators… Read more »