WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter dated January 26th, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied their Information Quality Act (IQA) petition requesting the correction of misinformation disseminated on the DEA website on the health effects of medical cannabis, originally filed more than a year ago.
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State Medical Board of Ohio Approves Dates for Initial Petition to Add a Qualifying Condition Submission Period
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Medical board members established Nov. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018 as the first submission period for petitions to add a qualifying medical condition to the Medical Marijuana Control Program. NO PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE NOV. 1, 2018.
Oregon Man Withdraws Petition for Local Cannabis Sales Because of Threats
An Oregon man has withdrawn his petition to legalize local cannabis sales within the city limits of Klamath Falls.
Medical Marijuana Advocates Petition to Form Nebraska Political Party
You could call it a true grassroots movement: petition circulators not trying to legalize hemp and marijuana, but to start up a new third Nebraska political party.
Florida Medical Marijuana Provider Wants to Kick Start Rules for Edibles
In the state of Florida, one medical marijuana provider hopes to kick start the rule making process for edible marijuana. On Sept. 29, 2017, Surterra Wellness filed a petition with the state Department of Health, demanding that the department begin crafting rules and regulations for edible medical marijuana.
Activists Boycotting Cannabis Industry Event Featuring Roger Stone
Activists within the cannabis community are boycotting a major industry event because of the inclusion of self-described “political dirty trickster” Roger Stone as a keynote speaker.
New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel Recommends New Qualifying Conditions
On July 25, 2017, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel revealed an initial recommendation to add migraines, Tourette’s Syndrome, chronic pain and anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for those seeking medical marijuana treatment in the Garden State.
Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone
A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.
Marijuana Legalization Hits 100,000 Signature Milestone
LANSING, Mich., July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Supporters of marijuana legalization announced today that the signature collection effort is running ahead of schedule with more than 100,000 signatures collected to-date.
South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Petition Approved by State Attorney General
A South Dakota marijuana legalization petition has been approved by Attorney General Marty Jackley. On May 17, 2017, Jackley issued an Attorney General Explanation for the legalization initiative that aims to legalize all quantities of marijuana and have the South Dakota Department of Agriculture establish a regulatory system for recreational marijuana.
Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana
PIERRE, S.D., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.
Recreational Marijuana Petition Drive Preps for Launch in Michigan
On May 5, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that it had submitted its ballot language to state officials and is ready to launch its recreational marijuana petition drive as soon as it earns the approval of the State Board of Canvassers.
Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Filed with State of Michigan
DETROIT, Mich., May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol officially submitted ballot language to the State of Michigan today that would legalize adult consumption of marijuana in Michigan. Signature collection drive is expected to begin shortly after the State Board of Canvassers meets to review and approve the petition language that would place the marijuana legalization initiative on Michigan’s November 2018 statewide ballot.
Cali Judge: Delete Cannabis Ban from Calaveras County Ballot
A judge with the Calaveras Superior Court has ruled that Measure B must be pulled from the special election slated for May 2, 2017.
Wyoming Medical Marijuana Initiative Does Not Make 2018 Ballot
A Wyoming medical marijuana initiative that had been in the works since 2015 won’t be on the ballot in 2018.
Over 100,000 Demand DEA Stop Disseminating False Information About Medical Marijuana
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Over 100,000 people have signed an Americans for Safe Access petition on Change.org demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stop disseminating false information about medical cannabis immediately.
Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol
On Jan. 16, 2017, the Denver-based law firm Hoban Law Group, which represents several clients in the hemp industry, announced that it had filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to challenge a new DEA rule that would make cannabidiol illegal.
70,000 Demand DEA Stop Disseminating Blatantly False Information About Medical Marijuana
In a new petition from Americans for Safe Access and Change.org, over 70,000 people and counting, are calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration to stop disseminating false information about medical cannabis immediately and ensure that any future information about medical cannabis treatment reflects medically-accurate and up-to-date facts.
More Conditions May Expand Medical Marijuana in Minnesota
The Minnesota’s Department of Health was expected to announce Thursday whether it would expand the program to people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, arthritis and others.
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment Cleared for Ballot
On Oct. 13, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court denied a petition to remove Issue 6, a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, from the November ballot.
Idaho Pot Activists Launch New Campaign for Medical Marijuana
A new initiative petition seeking to reform Idaho’s stringent marijuana laws has hit the streets. Earlier this month, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office approved a petition that, if passed into law, would create a medical marijuana program in the Gem State. Current Idaho law takes a particularly harsh approach to marijuana compared to neighboring…
Medical Marijuana on Missouri’s 2016 Ballot May Hinge on 23 Signatures
Just 23 signatures could stand between Missouri and medical marijuana.
Florida Panhandle Developer Backing Medical Marijuana Operation
On July 13, 2016, an attorney for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of the five nurseries in Florida that can cultivate non-euphoric medical marijuana, confirmed that Panhandle developer Jay Odom is backing the company’s operation.
New Jersey Seeks Public Input on Medical Marijuana
If you have a medical condition that could possibly be treated with medical marijuana, the state of New Jersey wants to hear from you.
Michigan Legalization Group’s Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient
On June 7, 2016, Michigan’s elections bureau announced that MI Legalize, was at least 106,000 signatures short of qualifying for the state’s ballot in November, as reported by the Associated Press.
Nebraskans Abandon 2016 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Nebraska’s medical marijuana campaign has hit another major snag. On May 23, 2016, advocates pushing for medical marijuana in the state announced they would no longer be pursuing a 2016 ballot initiative due to prohibitive costs and not enough time.
Ohio Attorney General Certifies Medical Marijuana Amendment
On March 25, 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified summary language for a proposed ballot amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Legalize Marijuana: Nebraska Group Attempt To Form New Political Party For ‘Pot’ Legalization
Supporters of marijuana legalization have done a lot of things to push their agenda forward and to convince lawmakers to support their cause.
Nebraska Takes Second Look at Medical Marijuana
On March 3, 2016, Shelley Gillen, a mother whose 13-year-old son suffers from severe epileptic seizures, met with Nebraska Sen. Sue Crawford in an attempt to convince the senator to support LB 643, a bill introduced by Sen. Tommy Garrett that would establish the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.
Bedrocan Canada Receives License Renewal; Launches Next Phase of Affordability Initiative
TORONTO & ONTARIO, Feb. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Bedrocan Canada Inc. (“Bedrocan Canada” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the renewal of its license for its main production facility in the Toronto area.
On the Front Lines of Puerto Rico’s Movement to Legalize Marijuana
A joint between his lips, toes in the sand, Mike Martin looked like just another dude chilling on the beach in Puerto Rico.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program in Danger of Failure
The clock is ticking for the Illinois medical marijuana program. A low number of approved patients could force some marijuana businesses to close just as the program is getting underway.
Illinois Advocates Launch Petition to Expand Medical Marijuana
In Illinois, medical marijuana advocates are pushing for state health officials to expand the state’s list of qualifying conditions.
Medical Marijuana Facts and Forecasts in Illinois
Medical cannabis has been made available to patients in Illinois over the course of the past two months and has already made a significant impact.
Florida Supreme Court Clears PUMM’s Initiative
Progress toward legal medical marijuana use in Florida took another step on Dec. 17, 2015, when the state’s supreme court issued an advisory opinion on the initiative petition on the subject.
New Medical Marijuana Initiatives Advancing in Missouri
Conservatives are the majority in Missouri, the southern end of the Midwest; even here, though, there are a number of marijuana initiatives in development for the 2016 ballot.
Marijuana Supporters Call For DEA Chief’s Removal
Medical marijuana supporters are calling for the resignation of DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg. According to the The Washington Post, Rosenberg called medical marijuana “a joke” and doubted its efficacy as a medicine during a Q&A session with reporters on Nov. 4, 2015.
North Dakota Accepts Ballot Language for Marijuana Measure
On Nov. 2, 2015, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger accepted a petition to put a medical marijuana measure on next year’s electoral ballot.
City of Oakland Continues Legal Action to Defend Harborside
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland filed a petition on October 5 for rehearing en banc in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The filing follows a federal ruling in August that Oakland couldn’t challenge the federal government’s forfeiture action in July 2012 against Harborside Health Center.
ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Mascot Elicits Controversy
Buddie, a green-muscled marijuana mascot, is serving as a spokesperson for ResponsibleOhio on college campuses across the state, encouraging students to vote yes on ResponsibleOhio’s campaign.
Michigan Rejects Adding Autism to Qualifying Conditions
Autism will not be added to Michigan’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Although there has been a growing movement of parents campaigning for the condition to be added, the decision ultimately rested with Mike Zimmer.
Bill Maher Launches Petition to Make 4/20 a National Holiday (Video)
The “Real Time With Bill Maher” host announced on his show Friday that he has started a Change.org petition to make 4/20 a national holiday.
Three Marijuana Measures Proposed in Michigan
It is a race against time in the state of Michigan as multiple marijuana advocacy groups clamor about the state collecting signatures to get their respective marijuana bill on the ballot for 2016.
Friday Holiday Out!
Cannabis stocks continued their trend of having a quiet day for Fridays. We have become accustomed to this.
MassRoots Returns to Apple’s App Store
Have an iPhone and wish you could talk about your love of cannabis with like-minded people on social media?
Apple Tough on Cannabis Businesses
Apple and Instagram have tough policies regarding marijuana business, and entrepreneurs are feeling the effects. Businesses of any kind, especially those which operate through the Internet, rely on Apple to accommodate its apps.
Wednesday ‘Think Different’
Cannabis stocks were moderately weak today. The sector is currently void of industry catalysts and therefore dependent on individual company updates.
Legalization Needs Federal Assurance
The biggest boost to cannabis investor confidence would come in the form of governmental assurance that their investments will not be undone.
How Big Alcohol May Move into Marijuana
When there is money to be made, the bitterest of adversaries can discover common ground. So it is with the alcohol and marijuana industries, and the place to watch all this play out is Nevada.
The Political Investment Conundrum
After you, my dear Alphonse. That, according to an October 7, 2014, webinar, hosted by MJ Freeway and featuring the Marijuana Policy Project’s Executive Director, Rob Kampia, has been the position of many cannabusinesses.