On June 20, 2017, Battelle, an Ohio-based non-profit research and development organization that has studied tobacco for the past 50 years, announced that it would be expanding its research efforts to include marijuana and opioids.
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As California’s medical marijuana industry has grown to an $800 million dollar business, one company is hoping to take advantage of that by delivery the product directly to the customer.
Florida may have legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Orlando International Airport from banning the substance on its property.
Mexican medical marijuana businesses and their investors will have a long time to wait before seeing profits from the newly legalized industry.
On June 19, 2017, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a measure into law that legalizes marijuana for research and medicinal purposes.
Post-traumatic stress disorder may become the next condition approved for the New York medical marijuana program after state lawmakers gave their approval on June 20, 2017.
A judge has extended a temporary order that prevents the state from issuing distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin recreational sales July 1.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Battelle announced today the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.
ALBANY, NY, June 20, 2017 / — The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Savino (D-SI/Brooklyn) to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions treatable with medical marijuana in New York State.
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana program is getting closer to being operational. On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it had issued 12 grower/processor permits, with the clock ticking on permittees to have their facilities operational within six months before they can start cultivating medical marijuana.
BROOKEVILLE, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After proposing a very detailed community support program and outlining plans to manage the highest level of regulatory compliance, Cresco Yeltrah (CY) was awarded a cultivation license today as part of the Pennsylvania Compassionate Medical Cannabis program. The awardees of the state’s very stringent application process were announced today by the Department of Public Health.
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today released information on the issuance of 12 permits for medical marijuana growers/processors in the state. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin growing medical marijuana. Entities receiving permits were notified by mail.
Oklahoma medical marijuana legalization may become a reality in 2018 as a legalization initiative has qualified for the state’s 2018 ballot.
Application forms are available for people wanting to apply for licenses to operate Arkansas medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Monday.
While Pennsylvania is processing hundreds of medical cannabis business applications, one private Pennsylvanian research university is already making plans to conduct a medical cannabis autism study.
According to a press release from Health Canada in late May, big changes are coming to the country’s medical cannabis program.
A group of lawmakers reintroduced a bipartisan medical cannabis bill just days after a letter surfaced from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that asked Congress to let him prosecute medical cannabis users.
In this Cal Can Biz interview, watch Caroline Cahill, Managing Editor of http://www.MJINews.com and Marijuana Industry News magazine, interview Mara Gordon, founder of Aunt Zelda’s.
Making a marijuana dispensary tax payment without a bank account is difficult for numerous reasons, but now dispensary owners might also have trouble trusting the actual tax man collecting the payment.
BATON ROUGE, La., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has notified the Board of Supervisors of their intent to contract with GB Sciences, Inc., to produce a medical marijuana product for qualifying patients. GB Sciences will work under the LSU AgCenter license in compliance with state law and rules established by regulatory agencies.
The state has recreational marijuana is tested, but in Colorado medical marijuana isn’t held to the same standard.
In an effort to protect Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients from federal enforcement actions, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 15, 2017, saying that the federal government should not interfere with the state’s medical marijuana program.
Here is a novel concept could increase the safety of cannabis deliveries and be a boon for marijuana stocks: drone deliveries. Not only will drone deliveries increase safety, but they will also make delivery faster and more convenient.
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Governor Tom Wolf today said the federal government should not get in the way of Pennsylvania delivering relief via medical marijuana to suffering children, families and veterans. The letter comes after reports that Attorney General Sessions had personally asked Congress to repeal an amendment that protected state-approved medical marijuana programs from disruption by the federal government.
Kentucky’s criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state’s opioid addiction woes.
Louisiana State University has reviewed all seven applications submitted by prospective marijuana contractors and has determined that production contract for the LSU medical marijuana program should be awarded to a public company.
On June 12, 2017, the Maine state senate voted to approve LD 764, a bill that would prevent medical marijuana patients from being denied organ transplants.
During a special session which wrapped up on June 9, the Florida legislature passed new rules for its medical marijuana measure. Florida will have more than double the current amount of medical marijuana operators in the state under a proposal approved by lawmakers.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions personally pleaded with Congress to oppose a provision in the federal spending bill that protects medical marijuana providers operating in accordance with state laws from federal enforcement actions so that the Department of Justice can prosecute medical marijuana cases.
Multi-state cannabis company iAnthus Capital Management has now planted its flag in New York with Monday’s announced acquisition of Valley Agriceuticals.
As the Golden State prepares to roll out new medical and recreational regulations on Jan. 1, 2018, a recent California cannabis study has estimated that all of that preparation will result in a $5 billion windfall for the state’s legal market.
With the Florida Legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana bill, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has announced plans to sue the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban.
TALLAHASSEE, June 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 8A, Medical Use of Marijuana, and Senate Bill 6A, Public Records/Medical Marijuana Use Registry/Physician Certification for Marijuana and Dispensing/Department of Health. Together, the bills implement Article X, section 29 of the Florida Constitution, which allows the use of marijuana by patients with debilitating medical conditions.
In 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population. So what will change for the medical industry since the legalization of marijuana? Prices.
Texas medical marijuana reform is unlikely to occur in 2017. On May 29, 2017, the state’s legislative session came to a close; and with it, all hopes of passing House Bill 2107, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
Arizona medical marijuana users may have to use caution if they are looking to light up on college campuses. On June 8, 2017, Attorney General Mark Brnovich requested that the Arizona Supreme Court reevaluate a ruling made by the Arizona Court of Appeals this past April, which rejected a 2012 decision by the legislature to make possession of medical marijuana on college campuses a crime.
In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.
City leaders placed a moratorium on Cincinnati medical marijuana businesses in residential areas, but they’re not quite closing the door on pot businesses in other parts of the city.
The landscape has changed since Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio’s medical marijuana bill one year ago today. But much remains the same.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. have dropped by over $6 a share, or 47.5%, since the middle of February.
On June 7, 2017, the Florida legislature reached an agreement on rules regulating medical marijuana in the state. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues said that the two chambers of government had reached a “conceptual agreement” and that the House was currently reviewing the Senate’s proposed measure.
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With legal recreational marijuana coming to California in January 2018, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released a map showing the status of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City, along with suggestions on how to better ensure that the businesses pay taxes and comply with local regulations intended to protect residents and customers.
The combination of cannabinoids and chemotherapy could be the key to improving cancer treatment. This is according to a new study published in the International Journal of Oncology on May 29, 2017.
On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.
On June 5, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, approving post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for the state’s medical marijuana program. With the addition of Colorado, there are now 20 states, plus Washington, D.C., that allow medical marijuana for PTSD.
The California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is holding a public regulation hearing on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The event, the second of four scheduled hearings, gives stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the proposed California medical cannabis regulations.
In an attempt to gain a foothold in Massachusetts’ burgeoning recreational marijuana industry, the tobacco industry wants marijuana producers to distribute their products through its members.
According to state officials, the Arkansas medical marijuana program expects 20,000 to 40,000 patients to request medical marijuana registration cards.
Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an order on Friday that halted a hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court, where Judge Barry Williams had been scheduled to review his decision last week to temporarily stop the commission from issuing any more licenses. Williams’ order expires Sunday.
Florida lawmakers may get a second chance at establishing the state’s medical marijuana rules. On June 2, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation calling for the state legislature to reconvene for a special legislative session.