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Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

On Sept. 21, 2017, the Tennessee medical cannabis task force, created by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and State House Speaker Beth Harwell, met for the first time to discuss legalization.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ban of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ban of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky

Residents of the Bluegrass State won’t be smoking grass anytime soon. On Sept. 20, 2017, a judge dismissed a lawsuit fighting for the legalization of medical cannabis in Kentucky.

Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer

Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer

“This is going to be bigger than bingo,” James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing and legal counsel to American Indian tribes to help them grow and sell marijuana on their land, Billie could barely contain his excitement.

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Cannabis Compliance Forms A Strategic Partnership For Secure Transport Of Cannabis

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with 3|Sixty Secure Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to provide the ultimate in security, transport and compliance for Canadian medical marijuana.

Aurora Ships First 50 Kilos of Medical Cannabis to Germany

Aurora Ships First 50 Kilos of Medical Cannabis to Germany

Landmark legislation has led to the first serious deal in terms of shipping cannabis globally, with an initial consignment of dried medical cannabis already on its way to Germany for distribution. Now that Aurora are the proud recipients of a Health Canada issued Export Permit, they can legally send medical cannabis to Germany.

Hundreds of Entrepreneurs Have Applied for Arkansas Medical Cannabis Licenses

Hundreds of Entrepreneurs Have Applied for Arkansas Medical Cannabis Licenses

On Sept. 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. CT, the Natural State closed the application window for cultivators and distributors seeking Arkansas medical cannabis licenses. The Department of Finance and Administration received a total of 322 applications, with roughly 200 coming in on the last day to apply.

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American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

CHICAGO, Sept.18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct studies assessing the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

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LSU AgCenter Finalizes Medical Marijuana Contract Aimed at Helping Patients With Debilitating Conditions

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GB Sciences, Inc., to produce medical cannabis products for qualifying patients in Louisiana.

Florida Medical Cannabis Supply Safe in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Florida Medical Cannabis Supply Safe in Wake of Hurricane Irma

On the night of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds with it. After forcing residents in certain areas to evacuate, it seems as though Hurricane Irma let one thing off the hook —
Florida medical cannabis supply.

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Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association Invites the Public to Join Them in Celebrating Arkansas History After the Passing of the Medical Cannabis Application Deadline

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Mixer will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 6-8pm at the Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential in Little Rock, AR.

The 'Limitless Future' of a Weed Extract that Doesn't Get You High

The ‘Limitless Future’ of a Weed Extract That Doesn’t Get You High

CBD—a purified weed extract that won’t get you stoned—is used to treat everything from breast cancer to stress relief, epilepsy to aching joints. VICE met up with David Bonvillain, who runs the CBD company Elite Botanicals, for an inside scoop on the extract’s “limitless future.”

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Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment.

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. The legislation’s lead sponsor was Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis Research

This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis Research

On Sept. 13, 2017, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation to cut the bureaucratic red tape thwarting medical cannabis research so health care professionals can harness the medicinal properties of the plant to reduce the suffering of patients in need.

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains

Olivia Newton-John opens up about her second bout with cancer in a new interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” saying that at one point she couldn’t walk. The singer even admits that she used medical marijuana as treatment to ease the pain.

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

On Sept 12, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that existing medical cannabis dispensaries have until Dec. 15 to shut down or they risk losing the opportunity to become licensed under the state’s new medical cannabis laws.

ADVISORY: Hatch to Speak on Medical Marijuana Research, Possible Benefits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a member and former Chairman of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will speak on the Senate floor today about medical marijuana research and the possible benefits of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. The speech will take place at 3:30 on the Senate floor.

Hatch Introduces Medical Marijuana Research Bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act, to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. In introducing this legislation, Senator Hatch was joined by Senator Schatz (D-HI) and cosponsors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).

This Precision Weed Cooker Helps You Make Edibles in a Flash

This Precision Weed Cooker Helps You Make Edibles in a Flash

When it comes to edibles, ovens and crock pots cook cannabis pretty inconsistently, wasting weed and lowering the quality. With this in mind, entrepreneur Shanel Lindsay created her own science-savvy device that perfectly cooks pot every time you use it, leaving you ready to sprinkle it on your favorite foods in just one hour.

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.

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Cannabis Canada Statement on the Government of Ontario’s Announcement on the Province’s Approach to the Federal Legalization of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licenced producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share the Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Ontarians have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of recreational cannabis.

House Rules Committee Opts Not to Protect Medical Marijuana

House Rules Committee Opts Not to Protect Medical Marijuana

On Sept. 6, 2017, the House Rules Committee decided to block the House of Representatives from voting on an amendment to protect medical marijuana in states that have legalized it.

Texas Issues Company First Medical Marijuana License

Texas Issues Company First Medical Marijuana License

The first medical marijuana license issued by the state of Texas will be going to a company called Cansortium Texas. The company, with administrative offices in Schulenberg, Texas, says they are humbled and honored to have earned a license as a low-THC dispensing organization.

Reps. Blumenauer and Rohrabacher Statement on House Rules Committee Leadership Decision to Block Vote on Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today condemned the decision by House Rules Committee leadership to block their amendment that prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

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NCIA Statement on House Rules Committee Decision to Block House Vote on Marijuana-related Appropriations Amendments, Including Medical Cannabis Protections

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) executive director Aaron Smith issued the statement below in response to a late-night vote by the House Rules Committee to block the full House from voting on medical marijuana protections and several other cannabis-related amendments during its upcoming consideration of the omnibus Appropriations bill.

Congressional Leadership Blocks Medical Marijuana Vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House Rules Committee moved on Wednesday evening to block floor consideration of an amendment to continue an existing rider preventing the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

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Governor Wolf Urges Congress to Prohibit Department of Justice from Disrupting Medical Marijuana Programs

HARRISBURG, Penn., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a letter to Congress, Governor Tom Wolf today again expressed his concern over any interference by the federal government in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program implementation.

LSU Health Shreveport Could Lead Louisiana Medical Marijuana Research

LSU Health Shreveport Could Lead Louisiana Medical Marijuana Research

Louisiana State University has selected its medical marijuana vendor and now LSU Health Shreveport is ready to prepare for Louisiana medical marijuana research.

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Crop is Finally Growing

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Crop is Finally Growing

At long last, Maryland’s first legal marijuana crop is growing. With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell the plant, the seeds of the medical marijuana program have literally been planted, four years after the state legalized cannabis for medical use.

Pennsylvania Ordered to Reveal Members of Secret Medical Marijuana Panel

Pennsylvania Ordered to Reveal Members of Secret Medical Marijuana Panel

On Aug. 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ordered the state health department to reveal the names of members belonging to a secret medical marijuana panel that scored the applications of prospective medical marijuana licensees.

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OLCC Rules Adjusted for Pesticide Testing of Usable Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.

This Is Why PTSD Cannabis Research Needs the VA Secretary's Help Right Now

This Is Why PTSD Cannabis Research Needs the VA Secretary’s Help Right Now

On Aug. 6, 2017, Sue Sisley, M.D., sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to request that he stop a Phoenix hospital’s obstruction of the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.


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