- Medical marijuana company delays 2 clinic openings Updated: Sep-02-15 6:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Citing a need to keep costs down amid low patient enrollment, one of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers announced Wednesday it's delaying its plans to open two more dispensaries this fall.
- Health care costs in Massachusetts surged 4.8 percent in '14 Updated: Sep-02-15 2:23 pm
BOSTON - The cost of health care soared nearly 5 percent in Massachusetts last year despite efforts to hold down expenditures, according to a state report released Wednesday.
- Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.
- Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury Updated: Sep-01-15 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.
- 17 in running for medical marijuana producer licenses in NM Updated: Sep-01-15 12:43 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health says a committee has whittled down from 86 to 17 the number of applicants seeking licenses to produce medical marijuana.
- Strict medical pot testing rules stifle dispensary supplies Updated: Sep-01-15 11:55 am
LAS VEGAS - Nevada labs are nixing pounds of medical marijuana that don't meet state standards, putting a premium on pot and delaying at least one dispensary from opening.
- New laws on marijuana, truancy, drones take effect in Texas Updated: Sep-01-15 1:08 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is taking its first step toward easing limits on medical marijuana - even as it imposes bans on synthetic forms of the drug.
- Salem City Council to weigh early marijuana sales Updated: Aug-31-15 2:25 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Salem City Council will have to decide whether to allow "early sales" of recreational marijuana.
- Ruling: Medical pot caregivers must abide by amount limit Updated: Aug-31-15 9:17 am
TUCSON, Arizona - A new Arizona court ruling says medical marijuana caregivers must abide by the legal limit set by state law for how much pot they can possess to provide to qualified registered patients.
- Medical marijuana cultivation center takes shape near Anna Updated: Aug-31-15 4:18 am
ANNA, Illinois - The owner of a southern Illinois medical marijuana cultivation center says he expects his new facility to be complete by next month.
- Demand for nurses in Montana remains high Updated: Aug-30-15 2:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Rising patient numbers combined with a booming need for more care has created growing demand for more nurses in Montana.
- Governor's marijuana council establishes areas of focus Updated: Aug-29-15 3:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A council appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to study the potential impacts of medical marijuana legalization in Wyoming has established specific issues it will focus on.
- Former attorney get 10 years for stealing from clients Updated: Aug-29-15 1:04 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A former northwestern Indiana attorney who admitted stealing a child's more than $600,000 medical malpractice settlement and bilking other clients has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
- Wicomico County medical marijuana facility proposed Updated: Aug-28-15 9:35 am
HEBRON, Maryland - A company is hoping that its plan to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Wicomico County is one of 15 applications approved by the state of Maryland.
- Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 am
CHICAGO - Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.
- Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug Updated: Aug-27-15 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
- Central Arkansas veteran hospitals decrease some wait times Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has hired more staff, streamlined services and decreased wait times for several types of medical appointments by as much as 12 days on average.
- FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs Updated: Aug-27-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.
- Michigan rejects medical marijuana for severe autism Updated: Aug-27-15 3:11 pm
DETROIT - Michigan won't allow the use of medical marijuana to control the effects of severe autism, an official said Thursday, rejecting the recommendation of an advisory panel.
- Nearly 200 patients qualify for medical marijuana registry Updated: Aug-27-15 10:21 am
ATLANTA - Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number of doctors now approved to recommend cannabis oil as a treatment.
- Hagerstown medical marijuana-growing facility proposed Updated: Aug-27-15 9:28 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The president of a newly formed medical marijuana company has proposed an indoor-growing facility in Hagerstown.
- Man sentenced to prison for marijuana growing operation Updated: Aug-27-15 7:23 am
PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts - A western Massachusetts man has been sentenced to prison for growing marijuana that he said was for medicinal purposes.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 7:22 pm
The Billings Gazette, Aug. 21, on health coverage for Montanans:
- Judge says Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee constitutional Updated: Aug-26-15 6:41 pm
PHOENIX - A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of the state's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.
- Public workers won't pay more for health care in 2016 Updated: Aug-25-15 6:00 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The health care costs of South Carolina's public employees will stay the same next year, but their employers will pay more.