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October 15, 2018

More doctors are warming up to marijuana’s medical benefits—and companies are angling for a piece of a market that could reach $50 billion by 2025.

March 15, 2018

An Australian man wants a public inquest into the death of his nine-year-old daughter, saying she died prematurely because she was repeatedly denied access to medicinal cannabis.

December 14, 2017

A top global health agency has declared the main ingredient in medical cannabis nonaddictive and nontoxic, according to a new report.

April 27, 2016

The pharmacy chain quietly put up a web page discussing how medical cannabis is used. The drug store (which, its page notes, “is not a licensed medical marijuana provider”) includes a simple description of cannabis, how it’s administered, its physiological effects, ailments it’s commonly used to treat, and an even encouragement for patients to discuss cannabis with their doctors.



August 1, 2015

New York State announced that just five organizations wereselected to the manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in the state. That works out to one dispensary for just under every 4 million people in the state. 


The five organizations include Bloomfield Industries Inc., Columbia Care NY LLC, Empire State Health Solutions, Etain LLC, and PharmaCann LLC.


Three of the five companies will be operating in Central New York.


Bloomfield Industries, Inc., Etain LLC and PharmaCann LLC will be licensed to dispense medical marijuana in Onondaga County.


Hillary Peckham, a co-owner of Etain says she plans to open a marijuana dispensary at 2140 Erie Boulevard East.  It’s an empty storefront right now. She says they hope to open by the end of January.


Each of the companies is licensed to manufacture medical...

July 3, 2015

The number of people approved to use medical marijuana in Illinois remains too low to sustain the industry, business owners said.


Only about 100 more patients have been cleared in the past month to access medical pot, raising the statewide total to about 2,600, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday.


Illinois Department of Public Health accepting petitions July 1, 2015, for addition of diseases to medical marijuana pilot program list.


About 22,600 people have signed up on the state's website to obtain medical marijuana, but only 3,200 have completed the application. The state law requires patients to submit fingerprints for criminal background checks and to get a doctor's recommendation, which some patients say has been difficult.


The low number of approved users remains the great...