- Judge: Woman with cancer can try to buy marijuana in Maine Updated: Nov-24-15 5:37 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A woman with late-stage lung cancer can seek to buy medical marijuana in Maine before dispensaries open in New Hampshire, a judge ruled Tuesday.
- Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money Updated: Nov-24-15 4:19 pm
CHICAGO - Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from the state's new medical marijuana industry.
- Correction: Legal Marijuana story Updated: Nov-24-15 3:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - In a story Nov. 15 about New Jersey debating legalizing marijuana, The Associated Press reported erroneously on who must pay a $200 fee to register with the state's medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers must pay the fee, not patients and doctors.
- Correction: Medical Marijuana story Updated: Nov-24-15 3:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - In a story March 26 about New Jersey's medical marijuana program, The Associated Press reported erroneously on who must pay a $200 fee to register with the state's medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers must pay the fee, not patients and doctors.
- $160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry Updated: Nov-23-15 4:57 pm
A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over "inversions," in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.
- Only 23 apply for New Hampshire's medical marijuana program Updated: Nov-23-15 2:08 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Department of Health and Human Services officials say only 23 New Hampshire residents have applied for the state's medical marijuana program since pre-registration opened on Nov. 2.
- La Pine's medical pot tax expected to face lawsuit Updated: Nov-23-15 12:06 pm
LA PINE, Oregon - The city of La Pine's tax on medical marijuana might be illegal.
- 19 Whatcom County businesses apply to sell medical marijuana Updated: Nov-23-15 8:16 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering applications from 19 businesses that want to sell medical marijuana in Whatcom County.
- Effort to get cannabis oil to Missouri residents starts slow Updated: Nov-22-15 1:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Efforts to make cannabis oil available to Missourians with a severe type of epilepsy are off to a slow start, mostly because neurologists are reluctant to certify patients to try a treatment that does not have federal approval.
- Riverton City Council rejects legalizing medical marijuana Updated: Nov-22-15 12:49 pm
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Riverton City Council is refusing to support the legalization of medical marijuana in Wyoming because of marijuana's effect on young people.
- Swing state Colorado mulls universal health care proposal Updated: Nov-22-15 12:19 pm
DENVER - A new plan for government-run health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner: Colorado, a politically moderate swing state where Republicans and Democrats often share control of state government.
- New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets Updated: Nov-22-15 10:21 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag - about $710 per patient per day.
- Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan Updated: Nov-22-15 9:52 am
WASHINGTON - With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.
- Kidney donor connection made after misplaced Craigslist ad Updated: Nov-21-15 1:16 pm
BERLIN, New Jersey - A misplaced Craigslist ad has brought together a woman in need of a kidney transplant and a donor who had lost his wife to kidney failure.
- Court: No immunity for medical marijuana users under DUI law Updated: Nov-20-15 4:28 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that medical marijuana cardholders don't have immunity from prosecution under a state DUI law that prohibits drivers from having in their bodies any amount of marijuana or its chemical compound that causes impairment.
- Springfield bank gets contract to process marijuana taxes Updated: Nov-20-15 3:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A Springfield bank will process Illinois sales taxes from cash medical marijuana purchases after submitting the only bid for the contract.
- Obama administration sets stage for a debate on drug costs Updated: Nov-20-15 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set the stage Friday for a national debate on the rising cost of prescription drugs, a pressing issue for voters but one that's unlikely to see quick solutions under a lame-duck president facing an opposition Congress.
- UnitedHealth cuts outlook, casts doubt on overhaul exchanges Updated: Nov-19-15 4:48 pm
The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the online marketplaces that have helped the Affordable Care Act extend coverage to millions of people.
- Think tank seeks to expand research on medical marijuana Updated: Nov-19-15 7:49 am
COLCHESTER, Vermont - A Vermont think tank is working to develop new technologies aimed toward researching and exploring the uses of medical marijuana products.
- Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business Updated: Nov-18-15 10:48 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.
- Utah panel endorses expanding use of marijuana extract oil Updated: Nov-18-15 6:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal to allow Utah residents to use oil extracted from marijuana to treat more ailments, including cancer and HIV, received an early vote of support Wednesday from some state lawmakers.
- Failed Ohio pot legalization effort vows to regroup Updated: Nov-18-15 5:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Efforts to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in a single vote will regroup for next year's ballot and will gather input from residents on how best to proceed, said the head of Ohio's failed campaign.
- Correction: AMA-Ad Ban story Updated: Nov-18-15 12:14 pm
CHICAGO - In a story Nov. 17 about the American Medical Association calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads, The Associated Press misidentified PhRMA spokeswoman Tina Stow as Trish Stow. A corrected version of the story is below.
- Rural marijuana patients file lawsuit calling system biased Updated: Nov-10-15 9:27 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Medical marijuana patients in rural New Mexico have filed a lawsuit claiming the state's system is biased toward patients who live in big cities.
- Commissioner hears from public on expanding medical cannabis Updated: Nov-10-15 8:06 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's health commissioner will hear what the public has to say about expanding the state's medical marijuana program to include patients suffering chronic pain.