medical marijuana

medical marijuana
Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS
Pat Loeb
July 12, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Medical marijuana has become a multibillion-dollar industry, but there's no university program providing advanced training for professionals in the field. That's about to change — and Thomas Jefferson University is stepping in to fill the void. Jefferson plans to...
Read More
In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the plants at Michael Monarch's marijuana grow, about 100 plants in all, flourish under breathtaking vistas of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains near Ashland, Ore.
Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File
June 19, 2018 - 9:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister...
Read More
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 9:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has approved a bill intended to address a court ruling that put Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research program in jeopardy. In a case brought by numerous dispensaries, growers and processors, a Commonwealth Court judge last month issued an...
Read More
Medical marijuana in large jar at a legal marijuana dispensary.
Pat Loeb
May 29, 2018 - 8:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two years after Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana, Philadelphia gets its first dispensary. Vip Patel has been planning for this day for a long time. As part owner of Restore Integrative Wellness Center, he went through an extensive application process with the...
Read More
Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green and Pa. state Rep. Jordan Harris
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 09, 2018 - 12:18 pm
As the Pennsylvania Health Department takes applications for permits to grow medical marijuana, local elected officials are calling on the governor to ensure that Philadelphia gets at least one. Officials made their case on Wednesday. Councilman Derek Green says that by 2020, medical marijuana will...
Read More
Ian Bush
May 01, 2018 - 10:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Surprising results from several recent medical marijuana studies carried out by Philadelphia universities can potentially have a wide impact on patient care. Despite the federal laws designed to keep pot off limits, scientists at the CannabisLearn convention in Center...
Read More
Riley Cote (left), Dozie Mbonu (center) and Todd Herremans (right) discuss cannabis use for pain management during CannabisLearn at the Convention Center.
Ian Bush | KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
May 01, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — They reached the highest levels in sports and struggled with the injuries that go along with it. Now, a few former star athletes are making the case for cannabis as a safe and effective alternative to managing pain as opposed to prescription medications. The NFL has...
Read More
Medical marijuana in large jar at a legal marijuana dispensary.
David Madden
May 01, 2018 - 4:23 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health officials said the state has reached a milestone in its medical marijuana program: A total of 20,000 people are now signed up. Of that amount, 4,200 patients registered since Gov. Phil Murphy took office almost four months ago — an increase of 21...
Read More
Beyond/Hello opening marijuana dispensary
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 25, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Center City Philadelphia will get a medical marijuana dispensary. A Denver-based company has overcome obstacles that have been discouraging dispensaries from locating to the city. Beyond/Hello may sound like a dating service, but it's the name of the dispensary that...
Read More
Tony Romeo
Tony Romeo
April 16, 2018 - 3:53 pm
The state health secretary has decided to implement the recommendations of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, including one that will make medical cannabis available in dry-leaf or flower form. State law prohibits the smoking of medical marijuana, but Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says in...
Read More

Pages