- Oregon Senate backs new regulations for medical marijuana Updated: May-28-15 3:26 am
SALEM, Oregon - The state Senate voted Wednesday to impose stricter regulations on Oregon's medical marijuana program as lawmakers get ready for the legalization of pot for recreational use.
- Medicaid expansion rally targets uninsured in Hialeah Updated: May-28-15 3:05 am
HIALEAH, Florida - Medicaid expansion supporters are targeting Hialeah - the zip code that saw more health insurance sign-ups than any other in the country.
- AARP survey: Many generic medicine prices have risen sharply Updated: May-28-15 12:04 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Reversing a long-term trend, prices for more than one in four generic medicines widely used by older Americans increased in 2013, some very sharply, according to a survey by AARP.
- NY Assembly votes for universal health coverage Updated: May-27-15 7:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
- US high court: California county drug disposal law stands Updated: May-27-15 6:35 pm
OAKLAND, California - The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere.
- Senate-backed medical marijuana bill advancing in House Updated: May-27-15 6:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Medical marijuana advocates have done this year what they failed to do in the past: push to the brink of final passage a bill that could finally make good on Louisiana's 1991 medicinal pot law.
- Florida: Pot strain likely available later this year Updated: May-27-15 6:12 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida officials are predicting that a strain of low-potency marijuana should finally be available for medical purposes later this year.
- Nebraska senators scrap medical marijuana for the year Updated: May-27-15 3:44 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The sponsor of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska pulled the bill from the Legislature's agenda on Wednesday, citing a flurry of other divisive votes senators have had to defend recently - including a repeal of the death penalty.
- Arizona court to review ruling on marijuana, DUI immunity Updated: May-27-15 2:24 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court will review a lower court's ruling that said drivers who have medical marijuana cards can still be prosecuted under laws against driving under the influence while having marijuana in their system.
- 2 inmates sue state over hepatitis C treatment Updated: May-27-15 7:20 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Two prisoners who have hepatitis C are suing the Minnesota Department of Corrections because they want access to expensive new drug treatments.
- Marijuana facility in south-central Illinois hits snag Updated: May-27-15 4:07 am
CHICAGO - Plans to build a medical marijuana facility in the south-central Illinois city of Litchfield have run into obstacles.
- Seattle to shutter dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries Updated: May-26-15 7:45 pm
SEATTLE - With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries.
- Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise Updated: May-26-15 5:04 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican leaders in the Florida Senate offered up a revamped health care proposal Tuesday in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government, but the proposal was immediately rejected by Gov. Rick Scott and House GOP leaders.
- Ballot proposals for 2016 election include medical marijuana Updated: May-26-15 4:51 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A South Dakota medical marijuana supporter hopes to begin gathering signatures within a month to put a proposal on the 2016 ballot to allow people with serious medical conditions to use pot.
- Ohio man posts message on his SUV: 'Got kidney? I need 1' Updated: May-26-15 2:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his SUV.
- Big changes coming to Liquor Control Board Updated: May-25-15 2:23 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Big changes are coming to the state Liquor Control Board, including a name change.
- Aspen-area poor having trouble with accessing health care Updated: May-24-15 4:38 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - About 4,500 county residents in the Aspen area live at or below the federal poverty level, and Pitkin County health officials are trying to find options to help the area's low-income families receive the care they need because many doctors are not accepting public health insurance.
- Man set for deportation granted reprieve to donate kidney Updated: May-23-15 4:56 pm
CHICAGO - A man set to be deported after pleading guilty to burglary has instead been temporarily released by immigration authorities in northern Illinois so he can donate a kidney to his sister.
- Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue Updated: May-23-15 8:36 am
WASHINGTON - A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.
- Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list Updated: May-23-15 4:05 am
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The state is taking public comment on a request to add autism to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
- Man burned in blast making hash oil sues butane businesses Updated: May-22-15 6:52 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon medical marijuana patient who was badly burned in an explosion while he was legally using butane as a solvent to make hash oil is suing the makers and sellers of the fuel.
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit Updated: May-22-15 6:17 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.
- Attorney general studying possible medical marijuana plan Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday he's studying the plausibility of a tightly crafted medical marijuana proposal, as much broader initiatives head toward Ohio voters.