- Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers Updated: May-23-15 10:19 am
CHICAGO - Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, so when state-regulated retail shops open later this year, they'll need incentives to get patients in the door.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer Updated: May-22-15 1:18 pm
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
- Police arrest 2nd suspect in dispensary office robbery Updated: May-22-15 10:32 am
PHOENIX - Authorities say they've arrested a second suspect in the armed robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary's corporate office in Phoenix.
- Medical marijuana supporters hopeful for 2016 ballot measure Updated: May-22-15 10:11 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming's medical marijuana supporters believe they're only a few steps away from getting the issue on the November 2016 ballot.
- Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan Updated: May-22-15 4:15 am
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.
- Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers Updated: May-21-15 5:57 pm
BALTIMORE - Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
- Lawmakers approve extension in medical marijuana program Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' medical marijuana program would be extended by two or more years under legislation heading to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Nebraska senators pass cannabis study for seizure sufferers Updated: May-21-15 4:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.
- CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare Updated: May-21-15 3:35 pm
CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly.
- Doctors group issues guidelines on pain medications Updated: May-21-15 3:29 pm
BOSTON - A group representing 25,000 doctors in Massachusetts issued new guidelines Thursday for prescribing pain medication, citing an epidemic of opioid abuse that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.
- MBTA rejects Natick school's medical marijuana industry ads Updated: May-21-15 7:07 am
BOSTON - The MBTA has rejected ads from a school that teaches people how to cultivate medical marijuana.
- Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help Updated: May-20-15 6:04 pm
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
- Medical board may reinstate physician's license Updated: May-20-15 5:41 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A southwestern Montana doctor who lost his license for excessive prescription of pain medication has agreed to acknowledge some wrongdoing in order to practice medicine again, the Department of Labor and Industry said.
- Johnson & Johnson expects lucrative return on drug pipeline Updated: May-20-15 4:04 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson is predicting big returns from its prescription drug business, both financially and medically, as it develops treatments and strategies to intervene earlier and prevent or reduce the damage from several conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.
- Arpaio: 500 pot plants seized in illegal growing operation Updated: May-20-15 1:39 pm
PHOENIX - Authorities say 500 marijuana plants were found in an illegal growing operation run out of a storage building in south Phoenix.
- Cannabis therapy bill heading to Texas Gov. Abbott Updated: May-19-15 4:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil. The next stop is Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, marking a milestone that marijuana-reform advocates say is nothing short of historic in Texas.
- FDA proposes to know more about antibiotic use in animals Updated: May-19-15 11:32 am
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.
- Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $7.8M to settle lawsuit Updated: May-19-15 10:23 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors.
- City allows Auburn medical marijuana facility expansion Updated: May-19-15 6:10 am
AUBURN, Maine - The city of Auburn has given the go-ahead for a major expansion of a medical marijuana growing facility that would increase the size of the building four-fold.
- Pot panel approves new restrictions for medical marijuana Updated: May-18-15 10:35 pm
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon Senate special committee unanimously passed legislation on Monday imposing a variety of new restrictions on medical marijuana, a week after a joint committee overseeing the state's marijuana rules stalled on a similar measure.
- Senators back study of cannabis extract for seizures Updated: May-18-15 8:20 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Monday to a measure that would allow certain patients who suffer from severe seizures to use a form of marijuana as part of a medical study.